State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is a multi-year plan, developed in collaboration with the SSIP Taskforce, to improve the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers in the Early Start program. Resources related to parent and provider education, professional development, and interagency collaboration are available on the California Early Start Neighborhood website.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

The SSIP Extends Through 2020 & is Comprised of the Following Three Phases

In Phase I, data were analyzed and infrastructure was outlined and identified to support improvement and build capacity. In addition, the State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR) and Theory of Action were developed.

Phase I Submission Report – (FY 2013-2014) – Submitted 2015 PDF

Completed in April 2016, Phase II consisted of a multi-year plan for infrastructure development; supports for implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs); and, evaluation.

Phase II Submission Report – (FY 2014-2015) – Submitted 2016 PDF

Due in February 2017 and annually through February, 2020, Phase III includes an evaluation of the plan and reporting of progress; results of ongoing evaluation; a report on the extent of progress; and, revisions to the plan (Updated Plan PDF). To implement the SSIP activities at the local level, each regional center catchment area has developed a Local Implementation Team. Implementation of the SSIP will be conducted via three cohorts. The following cohorts are comprised of representatives from the Regional Center, Family Resource Center, Local Educational Agencies, and other community partners, such as First 5, Early Head Start, and the County Office of Mental Health:

Cohort #1 – Implementation Plans and Information

The Local Implementation Assessment (LIA) template has been designed to assist regional centers and their local implementation team members with planning and documenting how they will implement the SSIP at their local level.

Cohort #2 – Implementation Plans and Information

Cohort #3 – Implementation Plans and Information


Last modified: April 29, 2023