Program design and implementation are central to state work in support of effective, quality services for children and their families. “Program Design and Implementation,” chapter 6 of Systems Building Resource Guide, provides state leaders with 1) information about a structured process to support program design and implementation, 2) examples from states and local jurisdictions, and 3) tools and resources. This guide serves as an introduction for state leaders and their partners as they plan and launch early care and education programs.
Technical assistance to support systems building, including strategic planning, is available through the State Capacity Building Center and may be available through other federal technical assistance centers. Please check with your State Systems Specialist for more information.