Office of Early Learning Seeks Partners for Projects
The following information is from the Delaware Office of Early Learning’s January 2013 e-news bulletin. We encourage you to share with potential partners to join the effort to provide greater access and improved quality of Delaware’s early learning programs.
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The Delaware Office of Early Learning is pleased to release three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) – The Infrastructure Fund for Early Learning Programs; the Early Learning Leadership Initiative (ELLI); and the Compensation, Retention and Education (CORE) Awards – in support of high quality early childhood services for children and their families. The Office of Early Learning is looking for energetic, effective partners to take the lead on these important projects. The proposals must be submitted no later than February 15th, 2013.
These three initiatives are designed to fill important gaps in Delaware’s efforts to achieve a quality early childhood system for its children, particularly those most at risk. Each is linked to participation in Delaware Stars for Early Success, the state’s quality rating and improvement system. The projects, with a high level overview, are noted below, along with the links to the RFP where you can learn more:
- Infrastructure Fund – capital improvements and technology improvements for early childhood programs in Delaware Stars, including supports for child care programs as well as schools and public charters that wish to participate in Delaware Stars and to serve children with high needs.
- Compensation, Retention and Education (CORE) Awards – to members of the early childhood workforce employed by programs participating in Delaware Stars in order to reward and encourage more qualified, effective teachers.
- Early Learning Leadership Initiative (ELLI) – leadership professional development (open to all early childhood programs) and intensive coaching (open to program leaders participating in Delaware Stars) focusing on instructional quality, business practices, and public leadership for early learning and early childhood.
Related Topics: Early Learning Challenge