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1 Illinois State Board of Education Kay Henderson
FY 09 Bidders Conference Illinois State Board of Education Kay Henderson Early Childhood Division Administrator

2 FY 08 Preschool for All Services to 5,000 new preschoolers
Total of 90,000 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 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 Monday, April 7, 2008 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 experience 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


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 Description Five 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

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 Debbie Scheiter Early Childhood Budget Coordinator
Budget Information Debbie Scheiter Early Childhood Budget Coordinator

PRESCHOOL FOR ALL EXAMPLES OF ALLOWABLE BUDGET ITEMS Function Expenditure Account Salaries (Obj. 100s) Benefits (Obj. 200s) Purchased Services (Obj. 300s) Supp. & Mat. (Obj. 400s) Capital Outlay (Obj. 500s) Transfers (Obj. 700s) 1000 Instruction (Direct Classroom Instruction) Teachers Substitutes Aides Pension/Retirement Life Insurance FICA* .Medicare-Only * Medical/Health Insurance. Workman's Comp. Unemployment Comp. In-District Travel Field Trip Fees Software Consumable Supplies Curriculum/Books Equip/Furniture < $500/unit Equipment & Furniture >$500/unit 2210 Improve. of Instruction (Professional Development) Subs for Staff to Attend Training Related Benefits Registration fees for Professional Development Meals Mileage Hotel Accommodations Supplies & Materials for Inservice Workshops Workshop materials 2300 General Administration PFA Program Coordinator Secretary/Clerical Audit Fee (prorated) Equip Lease/Service Contract (prorated) Administrative/Office Supplies & Materials (prorated) 2540 Oper. & Maint. of Plant Services Janitor (prorated) Contractual Custodial Service (prorated) Phone (prorated) Cleaning Supplies (prorated) Utilities – Electric/Gas/Water (prorated) 2550 PFA Pupil Transportation Bus Driver Transportation Aides Contractual Bus Service Field Trip Transportation Bus Maint./Repair Gas/Oil 2560 Food Services (Student Food Only) Food/Snacks for Students only Related Food Supplies 3000 Community Services Parent Coordinator Screening Staff Guest Speaker for Parent Activities/Meetings Contracted Screening Services Supplies/Materials/Food for Parent Activities/Meetings Screening Supplies/Materials

25 DCFS Licensing Information
Virginia York Illinois Department of Children and Family Services


27 ISBE Early Childhood Education

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