Increasing Family Access and System Coordination Through Coordinated Eligibility and Enrollment (CEE)

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Coordinated eligibility and enrollment (CEE) is an exciting systems-building strategy that can improve family access to early childhood care and education programs. Improved and more equitable access occurs when services are more coordinated, the system is easily navigated, and enrollment processes are transparent. 

In this three-part video series, SRI Education’s Wei-Bing Chen and Howard Morrison provide a comprehensive overview of CEE and offer key considerations and best practices for CEE implementation.
 
View each video below, and download the slides from all three presentations as a PDF.

Contact earlylearning@sri.com for additional questions and inquiries.


Part 1: The What and the Why of CEE

SRI Education’s Wei-Bing Chen and Howard Morrison provide an overview of CEE, a strategy for increasing the coordination of programs and services within a fragmented early childhood system.

Explore what CEE is, what CEE can do, and how it can support a range of enrollment activities, from joint recruitment to fully coordinated enrollment.

“Access is more equitable whenever barriers to entry are reduced and all families use the same clear and transparent process to access the same pool of services.”
– Wei-Bing Chen

Download the Part 1 presentation slides as a PDF.

View a PDF transcript of Part 1.


Part 2: Where to Begin and What to Consider

SRI Education’s Wei-Bing Chen and Howard Morrison explore the initial steps and critical considerations for implementing CEE.

Learn about planning phases, decision-making processes, and levels of governance essential for a successful CEE strategy.

“At its core, CEE is a systems-building strategy, and people from across systems have to come together to build it.” – Howard Morrison

Download the Part 2 presentation slides as a PDF.

View a PDF transcript of Part 2.


Part 3: Facilitators, Barriers, and Things to Remember

SRI Education’s Wei-Bing Chen and Howard Morrison discuss important considerations for CEE implementation.

Learn about key facilitators and potential barriers such as relationship building, sustainable funding, and supportive leadership.

“Teams or committees need to work together to foster a sense of partnership and treat relationships like human infrastructure that requires investment.” – Howard Morrison

Download the Part 3 presentation slides as a PDF.

View a PDF transcript of Part 3.


Meet the Presenters:

Photo of Wei-Bing Chen

Wei-Bing Chen is a leading expert in early childhood coordinated eligibility and enrollment and has supported numerous states in launching and refining their CEE efforts. She has presented on this topic in multiple national forums and recently published a brief on this topic. Connect with Wei-Bing on LinkedIn.

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Howard Morrison is a leading expert in early childhood care and education programs and services, but primarily focuses on state early childhood data systems, coordinated eligibility and enrollment, interagency data integration and use, data governance, data sharing agreements, constituency engagement, and state systems. Connect with Howard on LinkedIn.