Preparing your site to launch Too Good requires the examination and strengthening of the structural and functional components necessary to deliver the program with success. The following tasks and activities will help prepare your site and build confidence to implement Too Good with fidelity.
- An Implementation Team has committed to guide the implementation process with adherence to the Too Good Fidelity Model and Too Good Core Components.
- The Implementation Coordinator has received Too Good Curriculum and Too Good Implementation Training.
- Too Good lesson facilitators have received Too Good curriculum training.
- Program materials, equipment, and classroom space have been secured.
- Coaching and technical assistance have been arranged.
- Monitoring and fidelity assessment systems are in place.
- Communication protocols are in place to support ongoing buy-in, disseminate procedure updates, and assess implementation quality.
Installation Goals and Activities
Goal 1: Establish an Implementation Team
The Implementation Teams are responsible for establishing a supportive planning and operating environment, facilitating the implementation process, building communication and feedback loops, preparing facilitators, and developing site plans and communication plans for putting Too Good programs in place. Implementation Teams typically consist of three or more full-time professionals who understand the Too Good programs, prevention education, fidelity of implementation, and organization change.
Your Implementation Team should include a member of the administrative staff who can authorize preparations and necessary tasks and changes at the site level for Too Good program installation. The lead person of the Implementation Team will function as the Implementation Coordinator.
The Implementation Coordinator, IC, manages the day-to-day activities of the Implementation Team and will serve as its primary contact. The IC will serve as the nexus for your implementation’s Too Good lesson facilitators, Too Good trainers, the Mendez Foundation, and your funder. This person should have a working knowledge of the concepts of fidelity of implementation and program dosage. The IC must be trained in the selected Too Good curricula and Too Good implementation to work collaboratively over time with the Mendez Foundation and lesson facilitators to support implementation fully and with fidelity. The IC will be tasked with addressing any necessary adaptations with the Mendez Foundation. The IC will work with the designated professional, usually from the funding source, for a Quality Assurance Review if your program plan requires it.
Your Implementation Team should include people ready to support the IC and coordinate the following tasks:
Goal 1 Activities:
Goal 2: Prepare Site Infrastructure for Implementation
At this stage, your site has determined that Too Good is a program fit for your student needs and that your site has the feasibility to implement Too Good. Your Implementation Team now needs to put the necessary changes in place for success.
Goal 2 Activities:
Goal 3: Develop Communication Protocols
Clear and free-flowing communication between the Implementation Team, site staff and facilitators, funders, and other key stakeholders is essential for maintaining buy-in and to quickly solve problems and determine if adjustments to your implementation management support system are necessary. Keeping key stakeholders informed of the implementation progress and critical changes to the implementation plan will keep your implementation on track and on time to help you maximize performance and outcomes.
Goal 3 Activities:
Goal 4: Develop Data Systems, Evaluation, and Monitoring
Data systems for monitoring and evaluating lesson delivery, program fidelity, and student outcomes must be in place before the students receive the first Too Good lesson.
Goal 4 Activities:
Next Phase: Initial Implementation