The Consortium for Resilient Young Children is dedicated to achieving its mission: All children are socially and emotionally competent and resilient; caring adults support, build and advocate for children’s social and emotional well-being; and systems serving children are high quality, aligned, and coordinated.

To ensure that we remain focused on this vision, CRYC carries out a strategic planning process. This process engages RCFP partner agencies in developing a plan that is responsive to the needs of the community, promotes our efforts and aligns our resources. The objective of CRYC’s current strategic plan is that CRYC serves as a resource and shares its expertise to lessen the impact of adversity and stress by increasing protective factors in children and families and the capacity of communities to  support the social and emotional needs of children and families through best and equitable practices.

To accomplish this objective, the following strategies and tactics will be carried out through 2023.

Strategy 1: Sustain and grow the work of Resilient Children and Families Program.

  • Secure funding to retain the impact and grow the reach of the Resilient Children and Families Program.
  • Increase access to RCFP products across Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
  • RCFP is recognized as a best practice by 2022.

Strategy 2: Continuously innovate to grow our impact and respond to needs in our community allowing us to remain relevant

  • Ensure RCFP practices achieve equitable results for ALL children and families.
  • Increase community access to RCFP resources and best practices through web-based and on-line resources.

Strategy 3: Increase professionals’ capacity to promote the resiliency of young children and their families.

  • Increase the number of early childhood programs annually who are knowledgeable about Adverse Childhood Experiences and address family resilience.
  • Increase the diversity of organizations served through RCFP.

It is exciting to see the teachers actually learn how to plan for social emotional development. They really understand now, that when children are having trouble with their behavior, there is something more going on inside.

Kelly Bigham

U.C. Early Learning Center

This is a high-level collaborative project, comprised of six agencies that have consistently yielded strong results, with great potential for wide-scale impact. This, coupled with the large number of children served and the potential for increased capacity of child care providers, make this an exemplary project.

Barbara Terry

Community Champion and Advocate