New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) - Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE)
06/05/19 2:00 PM
Contracts for services to New York City providers of child day care services to implement new early childhood education and care programs. Funding is intended to implement a new service model that will offer care to children, from birth to age five, and that will meet the basic goals of increasing access, equity, quality, and sustainability. The goal of this solicitation is to expand access to quality early child care and education programs that increase kindergarten readiness and set children on a path toward college and career readiness.
The DOE’s goal is to provide extended day and year services to the families that need them most. All applications must propose a program site that is physically located in New York City.
This birth-to-five system of early care and education is being redesigned to uphold a set of core values. In order to produce positive outcomes for children, families, and programs, the DOE seeks to:
- Provide children from birth to five years old with access to a high-quality early childhood program that is held accountable and supported to meet high expectations of program quality.
- Ensure a sustainable early care and education system that accurately reflects need across the city and sets up all programs for successful enrollment.
- Value the expertise of program leaders, educators, and staff, and work together to meet community needs.
- Promote socioeconomic integration in early childhood classrooms, with the goal of creating socioeconomically and racially diverse classrooms.
- Provide extended day and year services and robust family supports to the families that need them most.
- Ensure leadership and teaching teams have the knowledge and skills they need to provide quality instruction to all children, and help programs continuously improve.
The two types of service models available through the program are:
- School Day and Year Services: Available to all pre-K aged children and 3-K aged children. Child Care Centers, School-Based Providers, and Group Family Day Cares are eligible to offer this service model.
- Extended Day and Year Services: Available to children ages birth to five whose families meet income and other eligibility requirements based on Federal and State Child Care Block Grant (CCBG) guidelines. Child Care Centers and Group Family Day Centers for 3- and 4-year-olds only are eligible to offer this serve.
For further requirements regarding service model expectations and requirements, see page 26 of the RFP in Attached Files below.
Applicants will have the flexibility to propose the service model or models that are most appropriate for the community they serve and that reflect their organization’s strengths. This flexibility, in addition to the use of community information in awards, will ensure that the early childhood system values the expertise of service programs and is best able to meet the varied needs of New York City communities.
For further information about determining geographic area, see page 18 of the RFP in Attached Files below.
Providers may propose limited start-up funding in one or more of the following three areas: (1) renovations, construction, and required facility upgrades; (2) repairs and maintenance; and (3) furniture and equipment.
GrantWatch ID#: 185515
- For children Age 3-K for all the approximate core day and year per-child rate is $12,000.
- For children age Pre-K for all, the approximate core day and year per-child rate is $11,000.
- For renovation, new construction, and facility upgrade programs may propose for up to $200,000 per classroom or facility in start-up funds, depending on needed work within this category.
- For repairs and maintenance, programs may propose for up to $20,000 per classroom.
- For furniture and equipment, programs may propose for up to $10,000 per classroom.
The anticipated contract term is July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025, with up to three one-year extensions.
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The DOE contact email: PreKRFP@schools.nyc.gov
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