Month: January 2016

Early Years Network, Mississippi

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Getting Better at Getting Better with Technical Assistance

The Early Years Network supports high quality early care and education experiences for Mississippi’s children. As a one-stop shop, the network provides cohesive education, outreach, and services based on scientific research, established best practices, and practical, hands-on approaches across the state. To support the EYN’s one-stop shop model, WELS has become the centralized data system for all partners. An integral feature that provides partners a tool that enables a documentation method for their support efforts by areas of service and ability to identify primary and secondary activities, is the Activity Log. This feature permits the EYN staff access to the following tools: staff contact logs, notes on action plans, descriptions of upcoming visit plans, plan development for working with multiple sites, on-site training information, and the ability to run and review reports. Early Years Network Associate Director, Lydia Bethay, states “This level of involvement and capabilities for the sharing of information will make it so much easier for staff to access data, but also will be a great timesaver knowing that the information entered is already correct and ready to use instantly”

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