Topic 7: Stage-Based Planning

Stage-based planning can help implementation teams and other stakeholders plan effectively for the activities, infrastructures and supportive contexts that need to be addressed at each stage. When activities are matched to implementations stages, it can increase the likelihood of moving successfully through each stage and better prepare for the challenges of the next stage.

A 2015 OPRE Brief, An Integrated Stage-Based Framework for Implementation of Early Childhood Programs and Systems (Metz et al., 2015) provides a definition, and examples, along with a stage-based planning tool in the appendix. Download OPRE Brief.