Spectrum of Opportunities

spectrum testThe Spectrum of Opportunities framework outlines how both standards and support for ECE providers to achieve these standards can be embedded into a state’s ECE system.

The focus is on system-level changes, as these have the potential for statewide impact.

The opportunities are shown separately in the figure to emphasize that they are all distinct entry points through which state stakeholders have pursued making system-level changes. In reality, they are very interrelated. Although the nature and strength of the relationships between opportunities varies by state and changes over time, they can and should be mapped at the state-level to inform decisions.

States have approached each opportunity in a variety of ways, presented as ‘sub-options’ on the pages below.

The links below describe each opportunity, including the variety of ways states have approached the area, which are presented as ‘sub-options’.