Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS)
Little Dixie Community Action Agency is proud to be the first recipient of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact (ECCS Impact) grant in the state of Oklahoma. Since being awarded the grant in August of 2016, the ECCS Impact team has been working hard to promote and enhance early childhood services throughout the counties of McCurtain, Pushmataha, and Choctaw, with the overall goal of seeing a 25% increase of age appropriate developmental health among the 3-year-old population.
Early Childhood Development
The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and helps shape the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in early childhood aged children is so important, to maximize their future well-being. Early detection is key to making sure your child is ready to enter school.
Check out the resources below to learn more about your child’s developmental milestones.
Child & Family Well-Being
ECCS provides a list of helpful resources available at your fingertips to assist with family well-being and early childhood services. Check out some of the resources below:
Oklahoma is proud to announce that we are now an affiliate state for the Help Me Grow System. Although this is a new project, we are excited about the work to come through this model. Keep checking back for updates, and below is a brief synopsis of what we hope to accomplish through this work.
The Help Me Grow (HMG) model hinges on the integration of four core components to promote cross-sector collaboration in order to build efficient and effective systems that mitigate the impact of toxic stress and support protective factors among families, so that all children can grow and thrive to their full potential.
The system model promotes the enhancement of efficient and effective place-based early childhood systems, thereby advancing optimal health and development among children and families through developmental promotion, early detection, and connection to services.
A centralized access point integrally assists families and professionals in connecting children to appropriate community-based programs and services; family and community outreach promotes awareness of the system model among families and community-facing providers in order to advance all children’s healthy development and facilitate community provider networking; child health care provider outreach supports early detection and intervention; and lastly data collection supports evaluation, helps identify systemic gaps, guide quality improvement and bolster advocacy.