Spotlight on Active Implementation to Improve Child and Family Outcomes

March 09, 2016

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Implementation science is, at its basic level, applying the scientific process to the implementation of an evidence based curricula, intervention or practice. The purpose is to bridge the gap between the theory or knowledge of an intervention and its implementation by using an evidence-based framework to plan the execution of the intervention.

By this time, your Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) state plans have likely been submitted. Now is the time to put your planning into action. What could that look like for your state? For your agency? For your organization? For your community?

Join the discussion on implementation science at Symposium 2016 in Washington, D.C. April 4-6 for a plenary session with Dr. Allison Metz!

Dr. Metz will provide an overview of implementation science and the Active Implementation Frameworks, and discuss using implementation science as a way to improve child care practices and outcomes for children and families.

About Allison Metz, Ph.D.
allison_metzAllison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allison specializes in the implementation, mainstreaming, and scaling of evidence to achieve social impact for children and families in a range of human service and education areas, with an emphasis on child welfare and early childhood service contexts. Allison’s work focuses in several key areas including: the development of evidence-informed practice models; the use of effective implementation and scaling strategies to improve the application of evidence in service delivery systems; and the development of coaching, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability strategies.

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Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Written by Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), has been a passionate practitioner, advocate, and leader in the field of child care and early learning for more than 25 years. Dr. Fraga’s experience in Military Child Care, higher education, federal programs, and corporate and non-profit executive leadership distinguish her as a leader with subject matter expertise. Her experience working directly with children and families, educators, national leaders and federal officials positions Child Care Aware® of America to be the nation’s leading voice on child care in policy, practice, and research.