Presentation on theme: "MANAGING THE MAZE: BLENDED/BRAIDED FUNDING & PARTNERSHIPS CCDAA Conference, October 30, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
MANAGING THE MAZE: BLENDED/BRAIDED FUNDING & PARTNERSHIPS CCDAA Conference, October 30, 2014
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
Content Strategies for blending and braiding funds and resources Flexibility, coordination and sustainability Cross-system collaboration Partnering…
CHILDCARE PARTNERSHIPS IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Camilla Rand Director
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
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
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
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.)
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.
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
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
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION SAN DIEGO Damon Carson, Vice President, Children, Youth and Family Services Neighborhood House Association Child Development Programs
Neighborhood House Association 13 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
Neighborhood House Association Partnership with SDUSD and their CSPP Program to provide full day and comprehensive services for 13 children.
The agency receives funding from local, state and federal entities Children receive full day or extended day services Comprehensive services Blended system 15 What makes it work?
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.
PLACER COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION Catherine Goins, Assistant Superintendent, Early Education and Administration
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
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
Key Strategies for Success Working with staff from two partnering agencies Family engagement MOU's Monitoring
BERKELEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Maria Carriedo, Principal, Early Childhood Education
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
YMCA OF THE CENTRAL BAY AREA Pamm Shaw, Executive Director, Early Childhood Services
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
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+
Resources Wallen, M. and Hubbard, A. Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Programs Funding Streams Toolkit, The Ounce, November eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/