On the heels of Mayor Kenney signing the sweetened beverage tax legislation into law, the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) formally launched its pre-K initiative to expand affordable, quality pre-K citywide. MOE released two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) inviting all quality pre-K providers and providers striving for quality to apply to partner with the City.
The first RFQ (RFQ for Quality Providers) supports the expansion of pre-K seats at existing quality pre-K programs. Early childhood education providers designated STAR 3 or STAR 4, or are NAEYC-accredited, are eligible to apply for city funding. The application deadline for this RFQ is July 22, 2016.
The second RFQ (RFQ for Provisional Growth) supports pre-K providers that are not STAR 3, STAR 4, or NAEYC-accreditation, but are committed to improving the quality of their pre-K program. The application deadline for this RFQ is July 25, 2016.
CLICK HERE to read the entire City of Philadelphia press release including dates and times of scheduled information sessions.
Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) service supports Keystone STARS practitioners in implementing best practices in health and safety through the use of a registered nurse. The Child Care Health Consultant uses the age-appropriate Environment Rating Scales and other tools to assess health and safety policy and practice at an ECE or SAC facility. The Consultant then works with the practitioner to develop an action plan that addresses challenges and areas for improvement.
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Are you worried that the children you serve need vision or dental screenings?
Are you having a hard time with Personal Care Routines?
Do you need more support on health and safety practice?
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