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1 ECEAP Expansion & Washington Preschool New Opportunities for Children, Families and Programs February

2 Welcome Why is OSPI co-sponsoring this Webinar? – Superintendent Dorn understands the critical importance of Early Learning – Many districts have recognized the benefits of serving additional pre-K children – School Districts are major players in ECEAP Approximately 60% of ECEAP sites are in school district classrooms – Once children start behind, they tend to stay behind – It is the best time to reduce the opportunity gap

3 History of Washington Preschool  6759 Legislative Taskforce and the Plan Since 2011 – ECEAP Expansion plan – 2018 goal RTT-ELC, Early Achievers, WaKIDS – National UPK focus, the President’s Initiative We’re ready for Phase One… The foundation for building a universally available preschool program is ensuring that our lowest income and highest risk children have more access to high quality preschool services What is Washington Preschool and how does it relate to ECEAP? 3

4 ECEAP expansion slots and the Washington Preschool Plan  More quality – provide high quality services that make an impact on child outcomes using Early Achievers  More services – An opportunity to offer higher dosage programs to at-risk children and families  More resources – Access more resources to implement high quality services  More integration - Streamline eligibility, enrollment and program requirements Washington Preschool Phase One 4

5 Research shows that “More is Better” Adequate hours of instruction needed to impact child outcomes Dosage and intensity has even more impact on vulnerable children Dosage and intensity increases the impact of other quality elements: adult-child interactions, stimulating environments, professional development Full day services – changing perspectives: More than meeting parents’ child care needs Important structural component of quality Why Full Day Services? 5

6 Program Model Priority Full Day Models Other priorities Underserved areas: o In full day K districts o % saturation Other demonstrated need Special Populations Capacity and Experience Partnerships – including mixed delivery settings Funding Priorities 6

7 Why a new funding strategy? Increase instructional hours Promote stable funding and continuity of care Reduce administrative burden Key Components Braided WCCC and ECEAP funding One contract from DEL One cost per child Aligned enrollment, eligibility & other program standards Streamlined monitoring, oversight, contract requirements New Funding Strategy 7

8 Washington CCDF Plan – ECEAP families = eligible for WCCC subsidy ECEAP $ + ½ Day WCCC = 6 hour pre-k Resolve braiding issues at the state level Resolve issues related to immigration status, co- payments, etc… Extended Day Services = 6-10 hour day – Opportunities to partner with high quality local EA child care Eligibility Changes 8

9 2014 ECEAP Expansion/WPK Program Options 9 WA Pre-K Full Day WA Pre-K Extended Day Current ECEAP Dosage6 hours/day School year 1080 hours 6-12 hours/day 12 months Year round high quality preK with flexibility in summer/holidays Minimum session 2.5 hrs. 30 weeks 320 hours FundingECEAP WCCC ½ day ECEAP WCCC Full day ECEAP Only Braided FundingYes: blended at DEL N/A Target Population110% of FPL or special needs Families who don’t need full time child care, working part time or in job/training search 110% of FPL or special needs Families working/training full-time, need fulltime child care 110% of FPL or special needs ConversionAllowable to convert existing slots Convert to higher dosage programs by 201X?? Per Child FundingAvg. $9,700/child *some regional variations due to WCCC Avg. $14,000/child *some regional variations due to WCCC Avg. $7,331/child Goal: increase instructional hours; create administrative efficiency for grantees

10 Washington Preschool – Conversion 10 Washington Pre-K CONVERSION Full Day Conversion Convert part day to 6 hours/day New space or convert existing (Example: current space has 2 part day sessions converts to 1 part day session and 1 6 hr session) Extended Full Day Conversion Extended Full Day 6 – 12 hours Create partnerships with child care centers and family homes that are EA Levels Single DEL Contract WCCC $$ (½ day or full day) ECEAP $$ Aligned standards, monitoring and contract management

11 Sample Budget 11 Sample Budget Assumptions: Avg salaries from 2013 WA Head Start programs 36 wks instruction 1 FTE Teacher, 1 FTE Asst. Teacher 1 FTE FSW – caseload 40 families 1 FTE CD Coord/Coach/Supervisor for 4 classrooms 1 FTE FS Coord/Mgr for 4 FSWs, 160 families Teaching staff – 40 wks FS and Coord/Mgr Staff – 44 wks 1 FTE Other Coord/Consultants – per 8 classrooms 1 FTE admin/fiscal staff – per 8 classrooms Subs – 10% of total teaching staff hours Classroom matls - $700 per month per class Professional Development - $1000 per direct service staff +$2000 for other staff Parent Involvement funds - $250 per child Mental Health services - $250 per child Facilities - $10,000 per class (utilities, maintenance) Other (admin, indirect, transpo., facilities) – 15%

12 Facilities Alignment with P-3 efforts Early Achievers – reciprocity with TPEP, other program standards – in process Partnerships with community child care School District Considerations 12

13 Explore full day options – new sites, potential to convert existing slots/sites Explore partnerships – especially with highly rated EA participants in your community Involve key staff – Increase staff understanding of goals, learn about supports/resources needed to move ahead DEL follow-up- interest/demand survey What Programs Can Do Now 13

14 RFA released early March Intent to apply due to DEL by end of March Bidder’s conferences – March Application due – mid-May Funding decisions – early June Contracts begin – July 1, 2014 Services begin – ASAP and by Jan 1, 2015 RFA Process & Timeline 14

15 What do you think is the best way to provide high quality preschool for children who need full-day child care services as well? What resources and supports do you need from DEL to implement Washington Preschool: Phase One? With the expansion of state funded full-day kindergarten, how will you maintain support to preschool with space in your building and support to ECEAP staff? Are you likely to apply for these full-time slots? If not, why not? Questions & Feedback 15

16 Research citations: Dosage and full day services: NIEER study of full day preschool services Research Briefing - the Full Day Advantage Overall evidence for quality Pre-K: Evidence Base on Preschool Education Expanding Access-What happens to state education budgets? NIEER Research State programs References 16 Current ECEAP Contractors and Counties Served

17 Nicole Rose – DEL PreK-3/ECEAP Administrator Juliet Morrison – DEL Assistant Director for Quality Practice and Professional Growth Bob Butts – OSPI Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning For more information contact: 17

18 18 Stay connected!


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