Silly question. Of course you are busy!
We are very interested in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request briefing hosted by senior staff at US Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS). So interested that we plan to turn up and hear it for ourselves. If you are close and might come, let us know. We’d love to connect. Also, note the very specific entry directions:
For security purposes, please bring a photo ID and a business card. As in previous years, enter the Department on the C Street side of the building (across from the Holiday Inn), go through the magnetometers, and show your photo ID to security. Instead of signing-in at the Front Desk, you will be directed to the auditorium’s rear doors, where you will be asked to submit a business card OR record your name, organization, and contact information on a sign-in sheet.
Meanwhile, if you are staying closer to home but might have a minute, consider joining the live stream: http://edstream.ed.gov/webcast/Play/2e0c5adc563b41eababa70a1d18e9b8b1d
If you have plenty (thank you!) on your plate, know that we will offer a recap later this week.
If you are in Round 3 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch. In most cases, we can help you and if not we will certainly connect you with the resources you need. Please do call – 703-599-4329 or email email@example.com .
Considering the EHS-Child Care Partnership funding opportunity? We are following that topic, too. Please visit our sister blog and learn more.
Link to the EHS-Child Care Partnerships Initiative Blog
When CFR 1307 (DRS) was announced 2011, it seemed like a very big deal. We thought it would impact the Head Start community in a fundamental way so we launched this blog to help make sense of it.
When the funding for EHS-Child Care Partnerships was announced recently, we had a similar reaction. $500,000,000 in new funding for community based Early Head Start…!
We anticipate a significant shift in community based infant toddler care – sort of like DRS but, we certainly hope, in a less stressful way.
So, we’ve launched a blog. Here is the first little bit and a link to more. We hope you are as interested in this topic as we are!
What an exciting time to be working on behalf of vulnerable infants and toddlers!
As you know, the Administration for Children and Families recently announced plans to fund Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. The Office of Head Start will award unprecedented funds to expand high quality learning to about 100,000 infants and toddlers. Community based child care – both centers and family child care – will house the expanded opportunities as partners of the Early Head Start grantees.
The vision of the EHS-Child Care Partnership is that the community partners will get more funding and support than they currently get in return for elevating their standards and practices to fully meet federal Head Start Performance Standards. These are standards that are almost always higher, more comprehensive and better for young children than the basic child care regulations.
The purpose of this blog is twofold. Read more…
The Office of Head Start announced today that 15 organizations in five communities have entered negotiations for funding in the Birth-to-Five pilot to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services.
The preliminary winners and proposed funding levels in each community are:
Baltimore - $29 million
Detroit – $48 million
Jersey City – $8 million
· Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Sunflower County – $4 million
· Save the Children, Inc.
Washington, D.C. – $17 million
You’ll recall that this pilot program was announced last year and encouraged agencies to propose a comprehensive program serving pregnant women, infants, toddlers and preschoolers in their communities – a birth to five program.
If you are in Round 3 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate agency or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch. In most cases, we can help you and if not we will certainly help connect you with the resources you need. Please do call – 703-599-4329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .