OKFutures will create a five-year comprehensive, strategic plan by engaging stakeholders in at least eight geographically diverse Oklahoma communities and utilizing parent voice. This plan will include specific strategies that provide curriculum and instructional support. In addition, the strategic plan will expand partnerships in communities through schools, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations and more.
Community Conversations will provide communities an opportunity to describe the current state of Oklahoma's early childhood system, areas in need of improvement and strategies for accomplishing goals. These conversations will be framed via OPSR’s School Readiness Pathway by focusing on Health, Early Care and Learning and Family Support and help inform the Strategic Plan.
OPSR will partner with local organizations in eleven communities across Oklahoma to host Community Conversations with parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders. By utilizing data walks, participants will be empowered to share their insights and help inform the Strategic Plan. OPSR will then work with the Urban Institute to craft the Strategic Plan for Oklahoma.
What is a data walk? In this meeting format, facilitators will present data to participants and then use this data as a springboard for group discussion.
Tentatively scheduled for June 2019, OPSR crafted a Request for Proposal for local ogranizations to host these Community Conversations, which you can find below. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
OPSR is seeking technical assistance from local organizations to host Community Conversations. Below you will find the Requst for Proposal as well as Response to Questions. Bids are due by 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, May 24, 2019.
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