Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans
Technical Assistance in Systems Building for State Leaders
Technical assistance to support systems building, including strategic planning, is available through the Child Care State Capacity Building Center and may be available through other federal technical assistance centers. Please check with your State Systems Specialist for more information.
Strategic planning is an essential part of early childhood systems building that provides a state and its partners with a coherent vision and roadmap. This chapter of the Systems Building Resource Guide provides an overview of key concepts linking strategic planning and systems building, describing what strategic planning is and its importance to systems building. Also included are key elements of strategic planning, information, and examples to assist in the design and leadership for strategic planning, and ideas for mobilizing others in the planning process. An organizational design approach that helps accelerate the work once underway is also provided, as well as examples of Tribal, statewide, and city-specific strategic plans and resources. As a Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrator or state systems leader, this chapter will provide you with the information and resources to develop strategic planning.