The design and build of the new Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA) application to replace our legacy systems has made great steps this summer. Project startup and planning were completed during the winter and spring and has enabled the IT project team to begin development of the new application.
The IT project team has undertaken a new software development strategy that involves real time feedback from end users throughout the Commonwealth and Subject Matter Experts at EEC. To promote feedback collection, the IT project team has been conducting site tours throughout the Commonwealth to meet our end users and solicit their valuable input. The IT project team conducted ten site tours including CCR&Rs, Community Service Agencies, Family Child Care Systems and Child Care Providers.
In addition the IT project team is utilizing new tools for prototyping to present the development team and end users with a realistic view of how the application will be built in advance.