Shared intake (also commonly known as coordinated intake) is a Community Systems Development (CSD) strategy that provides families with a single point of entry where their needs for support can be assessed and they can be referred to local services and programs that best fit the family’s needs. Using shared intake can eliminate duplication of services, improve access to services, allow maximum usage of services, create a streamlined process for recruitment, and promote collaboration. Early childhood community collaborations around the state may be interested in learning more about this strategy as they work to support families with young children in their community.
In this course, users will explore benefits of shared intake, implementation and implementation challenges of shared intake, and how to create a plan for shared intake. This course is complementary to the course on CSD and collaborative developmental screenings, another CSD strategy, and all courses can be accessed at any time. A certificate of completion will be generated for individuals who complete the course as well as a survey. We have partnered with The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning to offer ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH) and with INCCRRA to offer this as a Gateways approved training.