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1 Managing the Maze: Blended/Braided Funding & Partnerships
CCDAA Conference, October 30, 2014

2 Panelists Camilla Rand, Contra Costa County Community Services
Catherine Goins, Placer County Office of Education Damon Carson, Neighborhood House Association, San Diego Maria Carriedo, Berkeley Unified School District Pamm Shaw, YMCA of the Central Bay Area

3 Content Strategies for blending and braiding funds and resources
Flexibility, coordination and sustainability Cross-system collaboration Partnering…

4 Childcare Partnerships in Contra Costa County
Camilla Rand Director

5 Contra Costa County Community Services
Largest childcare provider in CC County Serves over 2,200 children and families 15 directly operated centers Home based program 1 delegate agency 13 childcare partnerships State, Head Start/Early Head Start funded

6 Types of Partnerships Head Start and Early Head Start
Wrapped or enhanced model Ideal candidates are CSPP and CCTR contractors Direct subcontracting of State slots Less administrative costs

7 Benefits of Partnering - Grantee
Broader range and diversity of services Fiscal consideration (pros & cons) Full enrollment and funding expended Full-day, full-year services in neighborhoods where families live Community support and networks Meeting the needs of low income children/families

8 Benefits of Partnering - Partners
Increased revenue through blended funding Additional comprehensive services to families & staff Additional staff (e.g., family services, etc.) T&TA and consultation Facilities improvements using federal funds Additional monitoring and oversight (health and safety, CLASS, etc.)

9 Guiding Principles Enhance vs supplant existing services;
Have defensible fiscal systems, including sound cost sharing methods; Include the provision of comprehensive services per Head Start Standards; Meets the developmental needs of children.

10 Why Partner? Additional support services to families
Partners located in areas of high need Allows for full-day care Shares cost per child Partners serve underserved populations: teen parents, early intervention programs serving severely handicapped children, pregnant women served through Home Based option. T/TA benefits for partner staff

11 Challenges Income eligibility differences – and timelines for certification Class Size – OHS and waivers Staff qualifications Head Start Performance Standards Child Outcomes/School Readiness Goals Federal/State reporting differences Funding – earned vs. cost/child

12 Neighborhood House Association San Diego
Child Development Programs Neighborhood House Association San Diego Damon Carson, Vice President, Children, Youth and Family Services

13 Neighborhood House Association
Head Start : 6,894 - Center Based, Home Based, FCC Early Head Start: Center Based, Home Based, FCC CSPP: 1,300 Children - Extended day CCTR: 72 - Full day, full year, blended Quality Preschool Initiative: 1,634 Children - Professional development, coaching, stipends

14 Neighborhood House Association
Partnership with SDUSD and their CSPP Program to provide full day and comprehensive services for 13 children.

15 What makes it work? The agency receives funding from local, state and federal entities Children receive full day or extended day services Comprehensive services Blended system

16 Challenges of Partnering
The ability to integrate new rules seamlessly. (attendance) Serving “two masters” Data sharing Confusion amongst families T.I.T.W.W.A.D.I.

17 Placer County Office of Education
Catherine Goins, Assistant Superintendent, Early Education and Administration

18 Placer County Office of Education
Serves about 2,500 children/families in: Stages 1,2,3, Alternative Payment LPC State preschool Family child care network Sierra College Lab School First 5 Placer Resource and Referral

19 Placer COE and KidzKount
Partners with KidzKount since 2004 through a subcontract relationship Primarily rural/suburban area 24 children in an EHS family child care model 44 preschool Head Start children in a full day, school year wrap around model

20 Key Strategies for Success
Working with staff from two partnering agencies Family engagement MOU's Monitoring

21 Berkeley Unified School District
Maria Carriedo, Principal, Early Childhood Education

22 Berkeley Unified School District
CSPP – 430 children CCTR – 300 School age Early Childhood Special Education inclusion Full fee children/families District General Funds supplement Partnership with YMCA 100 children dual enrolled in CSPP CalSafe subcontract

23 YMCA of the Central Bay Area
Pamm Shaw, Executive Director, Early Childhood Services

24 YMCA of the Central Bay Area
Head Start children Subcontract with BUSD – 100 children State Preschool – all dual enrolled in HS Direct Contract with CDE Subcontract with Emery USD Early Head Start infants & toddlers 34 infants and pregnant women in home based CCTR, CalSafe – dual enrolled in EHS

25 BUSD/YMCA Partnership
Began 2003 as a result of enrollment concerns for both programs All children dual enrolled in HS and CSPP Subcontract relationship YMCA provides family service staff, funds for mental health and screenings BUSD core program+

26 Resources Wallen, M. and Hubbard, A. Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Programs Funding Streams Toolkit, The Ounce, November 2013.

27 Wrapping it up

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