The Partnership for Early Access for Kids (PEAK) concept was conceived by a Solano County-wide collaborative of over 60 public and private agencies working with children prenatal through age five. The Solano Early Childhood Developmental Health Collaborative embarked on a strategic planning process starting in 2007 that outlined the current service gaps for young infants and children’s developmental and social emotional needs. From there a 3-5 year plan was developed to coordinate, integrate, and expand services with the goal of earlier identification and intervention of infants and young children needing developmental, health, and social emotional/early childhood mental health services.
The project is funded by a joint grant from First 5 Solano and Solano County Health and Social Services, Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) Prevention and Early Intervention funding. By pooling funding streams, services are expanded to reach more high risk children and their families through a variety of agencies and service strategies.
The PEAK collaborative includes two lead agencies (Children’s Nurturing Project and EMQ-FamiliesFirst), four funded partner agencies (Child Start, Inc., Solano Family & Children’s Services, Youth and Family Services, and Dixon Family Services), and five subcontractors. In addition, the collaborative includes multiple service partners and in-kind supporters, all of which are integral to the overall success of this unique system-wide redesign.
PEAK services officially launched July 1, 2009 with services throughout Solano County!
To learn more about the PEAK Initiative, view our Partner Agencies and PEAK Services information from PEAK Highlights. Please contact us if you have questions or need more information.