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  1. FY10 Bidders Conference Illinois State Board of Education Kay Henderson Early Childhood Division Administrator

  2. FY09 Preschool for All • Services to 5,000 new preschoolers • Total of 95,000 preschoolers in PFA • 11% Birth to Three set aside • Monitoring • Training and Technical Assistance • Teacher Supply • State-wide Program Evaluation • Social/Emotional Consultation

  3. Competitive Grant Process • Average $3,000/child for 180 day program • Additional funds for hard to reach families • Funds to supplement not supplant • Head Start letter of support • Funds to add a new PFA program to existing agencies/organizations, or to expand existing PreK or PFA • …NOT start-up funds for a new center

  4. Application Submission • 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • Mail to ISBE Springfield office, or • Deliver to ISBE Chicago or Springfield office • One Original (original signatures) and • 5 copies

  5. What is Preschool for All Children? • Preschool education classroom experience for 3 and 4 year olds (by Sept 1) • Certified (Type 04) teacher, teacher assistant • 20 children – 1-10 adult/ child ratio • 180 days- half-day sessions (2 1/2 hours/day) • Approved curriculum/assessment • Parent education and involvement • Community collaboration • Professional development • Program evaluation • Reporting requirements

  6. Who can apply? • School districts and other educational entities, public or private not-for-profit or for- profit entities with successfulexperience in providing educational, health, social and/or child development services to young children and their families • Appropriate licensure requirements apply

  7. Where is Preschool for All Children? • Public education entities • Child care centers • Community agencies, including Head Start • Faith-based organizations (program guidelines apply) • Park districts • Community colleges and 4 year institutions • Collaborations

  8. What are funding priorities? #1. Applicants serving primarily children identified as at risk of academic failure- • 51% of children to be served are at risk • Low income working families • Children who are wards of the state • Homeless families • Teen parents • English language learners • Parents not completed high school • Active duty military

  9. Funding priorities (continued) #2. Applicants proposing to serve primarily children whose family income is less than four times the poverty guidelines (HHS) • Must collect evidence of family income • 51% or more meeting income guidelines with less than 51% also identified as at risk

  10. Five Program Components #1- Screening All children must be screened to determine eligibility • Measure child development • Parent interview • Written parental permission • Vision and hearing screening • Immunizations

  11. #2-Educational Program • Curriculum and instruction aligned with Illinois Early Learning Standards • Individual assessment profile for each child • Plan for reporting progress to parents • Address all domains of development, including social/emotional • Emphasis on language and literacy

  12. #3-Parent Education and Involvement • Communication • Parent Education • Student Learning • Program involvement • Decision-making and advocacy

  13. #4-Community Collaboration • Clear collaboration and implementation plan • Written kindergarten transition procedures • Shared services ie transporting homeless children • Understanding childrens’ home, community and cultural experiences

  14. #5-Staff Requirements • Type 04 certified teacher • Written personnel policies and job descriptions on file • Opportunities and resources for staff to share and consult with others regularly • Professional development plan for all staff

  15. WRITING YOUR PROPOSAL

  16. Narrative Requirements • Statement of Need • Educational and income level of parents • Employment conditions • Rates of infant mortality, low birth weight • Drop out, teen pregnancy • Families where a language other than English is spoken • Rates of poverty, child abuse and neglect • Homelessness, drug/alcohol abuse

  17. Narrative Requirements • Population to be Served • Recruitment efforts • Geographic area to be served • Estimated number of children by category • At risk • Income eligible • Neither of above • Indicate which category applies • Serving primarily at risk • Serving primarily income eligible • Other

  18. Program DescriptionFive Components Screening • Instrument to be used • Parent interview process/parental permission • Point at which child qualifies Education • Curriculum to be used • Assessment • Provisions for continued participation of homeless children whose families have moved outside service area • Proof that parents will not be charged fees for participation in PFA

  19. Staff Requirements • Certified teacher • Qualified staff • List and description of roles of full and part-time staff to be paid by the program • Evidence of written job descriptions and personnel policies on file

  20. Professional Development(Inservice, not tuition) • Assessing need • Planning inservice • Provisions for other opportunities (provided free of charge but staff must be allowed to attend)

  21. Program Evaluation • Describe process to determine whether progress is being made toward successfully implementing the required components of Preschool for All • Procedures to determine the success of the program • Procedures to show measurable outcomes for family participation • Procedures to show measurable child outcomes

  22. Criteria for Review • Separated into 3 categories • Only “Qualified programs” funded • At least 60 out of 100 points • Qualitative Criteria • Population to be Served (30 points) • Quality of Program (40 points) • Experience and Qualification (20 points) • Cost effectiveness (10 points)

  23. Budget Information

  24. PRESCHOOL FOR ALL EXAMPLES OF ALLOWABLE BUDGET ITEMS

  25. IELC Toolkits • Engaging Hard to Reach Families • Preschool For All Outreach Rebecca Bunn l Deanna Durica Ounce of Prevention Fund

  26. www.isbe.net/earlychi 217/524-4835