Statewide Advisory Council
Established in 2011, the Best Beginnings Advisory Council serves as the comprehensive early childhood advisory council and will serve as the collaborating entity for the early childhood system. The Early Childhood Services Bureau within the Department of Public Health and Human Services serves as the home for the Advisory Council.
The council includes representation from interested constituency groups, governmental agencies, the public at large, child care providers, state and local government, and tribal communities.
The council's work will focus on creating a statewide plan for a comprehensive early childhood service system that will assist in the four principal objectives:
1. Children will have access to high quality early childhood programs.
2. Families with young children will have community support.
3. Children will have access to a medical home and health insurance.
4. Improving the social, emotional, and mental health needs of young children and families.
Statewide Advisory Council Resources
October 10, 2013
January 9-10, 2013
November 7-8, 2012
Best Beginnings Community Council Year 2 Update
Butte Community Council
Family Support Committee
July 11-12, 2012
Challenges to Using Evidence Based Practices
CSEFEL Definition Guide
CSEFEL Pyramid Model
Early Brain Research
Links to Assessments
January 11-12, 2012
The Alliance Continuum
Typology of Strategic Alliance Results
Collaborations That Get Results
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Infrastructure
Development (MIECHV ID)
Best Beginnings Local Coalitions
Complementing the work being done at the State level, are local Best Beginnings coalitions. There are 23 local coalitions statewide. The local coalitions are working to increase coordination across child serving systems at the grass roots level in towns, counties, and regions.