The New Haven Early Childhood Council is seeking to fund quality enhancement (QE) projects for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The Council has approximately $80,000 for available through this RFP. Given the continued limited funds, the council has identified 3 key areas where support is requested.
• on-site education consultation to School Readiness programs to support SR administrators’ and teachers’ understanding of the cycle of intentional teaching, the CT Early Learning Standards and CT DOTS (Documentation & Observation for Teaching System).
• mental health/behavioral health consultation for children and their families. Support for SR teachers in developing peaceful classrooms and behavior management techniques.
• professional development related to CT ELDS, CT DOTS, trauma informed care and topics required by School Readiness and NAEYC.
New Haven has 21 SR sub-grantees that operate 30 preschool programs and serve over 1,000 children. All the centers are NAEYC accredited. Sub-grantees include the public schools, non-profit and for-profit programs. Proposals are due March 30. Funding requests should not exceed $25,000. The Grants Committee will review and rate all eligible proposals at its April meeting. The committee’s recommendations will be before the Council at its May 9th meeting and sent to OEC for State approval. Anticipated start date for funded projects will be July 1, 2018.All persons and organizations interested in applying should contact the New Haven School Readiness office for application forms and established rates for each type of service outlined in this RFP.