District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and Bainum Family Foundation
09/24/19 3:00 PM
In-kind support to Washington, DC child development centers in Wards 7 and 8, serving children ages birth to three, to develop a technical assistance network. The networks will be neighborhood-based. Funding is intended to expand and improve the quality of childcare for infants and toddlers in the eligible districts.
No financial awards will be directly awarded to successful applicants. Selected child care centers will receive the QIN reimbursement rate for subsidized child care services, training and technical assistance to meet and maintain Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS).
The Office of Head Start (OHS) grant will fund two (2) education coaches who will provide practice-based job-embedded professional development, two family engagement specialists, one (1) early learning manager for all six centers to supervise the family engagement and education coaches and support a stronger home to school connection, one (1) nutrition coordinator for the six centers, and two (2) mental health consultants for the six centers, teacher stipends for 18 teachers at the three new centers and overall facilitation of comprehensive services at all six centers. The OHS funding will also be used to support the cost of the development of the shared services hub which will allow center directors to focus more time on supporting quality learning environments and teacher-child interactions. These services include, but are not limited to, staffing support, professional cleaning services, human resources, payroll, business development and record keeping.
In addition, child care centers selected to join the QIN will benefit from the following:
GrantWatch ID#: 182525
The agreement period is from Sept. 1, 2019 until Feb. 29, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications must be received electronically to:
Lizbeth.White2@dc.gov, Attention: Lizbeth White
For more information, contact:
Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
1050 First St. NE, Sixth Floor
Washington DC 20002
USA: Washington, DC: Wards 7 and 8