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Quality Child Care Initiative Solicitation (SGA/DFA 99-006)

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

GRANTEE: Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care
First Floor
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
CONTACT: Oxana Golden
303-866-5943
AMOUNT: $375,000
PROJECT NAME: Quality Child Care Initiative-Apprenticeship System
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Colorado
PARTICIPANTS: Colorado's Department of Human Services; Child Care Providers; State Offices, & Governor's Office
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: Up to 18 months after start date
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National  Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: Colorado will develop an apprenticeship program that is based on a credentialing model defined by Colorado child care stakeholders, develop new training components, and pilot an apprenticeship program. The proposal proposes two training components, the first will target individuals for entry-level training. Fifty individuals will be recruited to begin entry level training and placement in child care facilities. The second training component targets twenty individuals already employed in child care who will receive college training through the T.E.A.C.H. program. The apprenticeship grant will assist Colorado in developing a sustainable child care professional development infrastructure through the National Apprenticeship System.




GRANTEE: Kansas Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building
915 S.W. Harrison
Room 623 South
Topeka, Kansas 66612
CONTACT: Verna S. Weber, Director of Childhood Services
785-296-3349
AMOUNT: $350,000
PROJECT NAME: Kansas Early Care & Education Apprenticeship Program
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Kansas
PARTICIPANTS: State agencies, Early childhood associations, Head Start, State Board of Education and the community
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after start date
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The Economic and Employment Services Commission (EES) at Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services will promote the continued development of a comprehensive training system in Kansas through a structured, comprehensive training system. The Kansas Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is collaborating to develop a system of professional development for the early care and education field and to improve the quality of all early care and education programs in Kansas.




GRANTEE: Department of Labor and Industries
Apprenticeship Section
P.O. Box 44530
Olympia, Washington 98504-4530
CONTACT: Nancy Mason, 360-902-5320
AMOUNT: $350,000
PROJECT NAME: Washington Quality Child Care Initiative (for the purpose of training for child care providers)
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: Washington State
PARTICIPANTS: Child care assistants, Site coordinators, educational para-professionals and post-secondary schools
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: Up to 18 months upon notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The Washington Quality Child Care Initiative will be implemented statewide and serve as a national model for expanded application of the apprenticeship training model. This project will include apprenticeship training for child care assistant, site coordinator, and educational para-professional. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATC) will administer education and on-the-job training for the three occupations. Post-secondary schools in Washington will deliver the related supplemental instruction. JATCs, post-secondary schools, and employers will sustain an enduring partnership.




GRANTEE: New York State Department of Labor
Apprentice Training Unit
Building 12, Room 436, State Campus
Albany, New York 12240
CONTACT: Edward F. Drago, 518-457-6820
AMOUNT: $350,000
PROJECT NAME: Utilization and Enhancement of Registered Apprenticeship System to Train Child Care Providers in New York State
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of New York
PARTICIPANTS: New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the State University of New York Early Childhood Education & Training Program and the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council - Early Childhood Career Development Initiative (CDI)
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: Up to 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green, 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: This grant will support two training options for journey workers: curriculum developed "in-house" and existing courses offered through colleges and universities. It will support the development of apprenticeship curriculum that will be built upon existing groundwork established by the child care community.




GRANTEE: State of New Hampshire
Department of Labor
95 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
CONTACT: Jack Jarvis, 602-271-6297
AMOUNT: $257,570
PROJECT NAME: Expand and Improve the quality of child care workers throughout the state
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of New Hampshire
PARTICIPANTS: New Hampshire Department of Labor; New Hampshire educators; health professionals; parents
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The Department of Labor at the State of New Hampshire will use the funding to increase the education of and opportunities for child care providers across the state in order to reduce turnover, increase wages for providers and provide a more stable, healthy environment for children, and decrease the concern of parents for safe, quality care.




GRANTEE: Iowa Department of Education
Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines (Polk), Iowa 50319
CONTACT: Anita Varme, 515-242-6024
AMOUNT: $191,316
PROJECT NAME: Iowa Quality Child Care Initiative
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Iowa
PARTICIPANTS: Iowa Leadership Council and Iowa Early Care and Education Professional Development Project
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: This grant will create a plan for developing and registering an apprenticeship for child care professionals. The goal of this project is to develop a system in which children will learn and thrive in a healthy safe environment. Leaders in early childhood education will collaborate and partner with existing initiatives and identify new partners to sustain a registered apprenticeship system. This project will contribute to developing a system in which child care providers are adequately trained and compensated.




GRANTEE: State of Nevada
Department of Human Resources
505 East King Street
Carson City, Nevada 89710
CONTACT: Myla C. Florence, Administrator
775-687-4128
AMOUNT: $349,316
PROJECT NAME: Nevada Early Education and Child Care Training and Apprenticeship Program
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Nevada
PARTICIPANTS: Department of Human Resources, University/community college professionals; Department of Education; child care licensing and monitoring staff; maternal and child health staff; early childhood education staff, Head Start, and Welfare Division
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: This grant will support establishing an Early Childhood Education and Care Office that will implement a statewide system for training and professional development for child care teachers and administrators. This grant will improve child care licensing standards, establish a career ladder for Nevada Early Childhood Professionals, establish an apprenticeship program to ensure consistency in quality and training, develop a coordinated training and education system, establish statewide scholarships and compensation incentives and establish licensure incentives and support for non-licensed relative and non-relative care.




GRANTEE: District of Columbia Department of Employment Services,
D.C. Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training
500 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
CONTACT: Barbara F. Kamara, 202-727-1839
AMOUNT: $340,000
PROJECT NAME: The Child Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program of the District of Columbia
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: District of Columbia
PARTICIPANTS: Institute for Early Childhood Leadership Development (University of the District of Columbia); The Professional Development Subcommittee of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development; and other interested stakeholders from within the child care community
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The D.C. Department of Employment Services will establish a partnership to develop the "District of Columbia Child Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program (D.C. CDSAP)." The CDSAP will be a two year program of theory, training and practicum. It will include 4000 hours of work experience and 480 hours of course work. The goals of the program will be to provide structured formalized education, offer apprenticeship training designed specifically for employed child care workers, link structured training with increased compensation, improve quality, staff retention and wages, and serve as a vehicle for leadership development and career progression.




GRANTEE: State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Workforce Excellence Division
201 E. Washington Avenue (Dane County)
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7946
CONTACT: Debi Schwid, 608-261-6974
AMOUNT: $212,000
PROJECT NAME: Child Care Apprenticeship
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Wisconsin
PARTICIPANTS: Division of Economic Support; Division of Workforce Excellence and the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (Department of Workforce Development); the Bureau of Regulation and Licensing (Department of Health and Family Services); Department of Public Instruction; and the Wisconsin Technical College System
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after award
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: Wisconsin will create a statewide articulated system of education and training including the Child Development Associate, associate degree and bachelor degree child care programs. They will review and develop curricula to be used throughout the child care apprenticeship program, facilitate formation and implementation of the Child Care Apprenticeship Committee, develop linkages with Job Centers to provide access to diverse populations for child care career opportunities and create an integral link between the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood program and the Child Care Apprenticeship program to promote wage increases, commitment to the profession and credit-bearing education.




GRANTEE: Indiana Department of Education
Office of Career and Vocational Services
229 State House
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2798
CONTACT: Peggy Wild, 317-232-9169
AMOUNT: $349,970
PROJECT NAME: Child Care Development Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program in Indiana
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Indiana
PARTICIPANTS: Family and Social Services Administration, Department of Education; Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training; Indiana Professional Development System for Educators of Young Children; representatives from business and industry and state agencies
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The Office of Career and Vocational Services at the Indiana Department of Education will use the funding to develop methods and procedures to assure long-term consistency and integrity of state and local systems; develop strategies to assure accessability and inclusion of diversity; field test and pilot all components of the apprenticeship program. Develop strategies at high school, adult and post-secondary programs relevant to partners in early childhood community.




GRANTEE: State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Osgood Building
South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2401
CONTACT: Jan Walker, 802-241-2198
AMOUNT: $303,750
PROJECT NAME: The Vermont Quality Child Care Initiative
GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE: State of Vermont
PARTICIPANTS: Vermont Department of Employment and Training; Vermont State Apprenticeship Council; public, private and non-profit partners.
START DATE: Upon notification
COMPLETION DATE: 18 months after notification
DOL AUTHORITY: Quality Child Care Initiative, JTPA Title IV P&D Funds
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
GOTR: National Herbert Green 202-693-3812

SUMMARY: The Department of Social Rehabilitation Services at the State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services will use funding to develop and implement the Child Care Apprenticeship Program for the State of Vermont. It will also be used to develop statewide standards for practice and assessment of the program; increase compensation for child care providers; reduce turnover and provide quality training for child care providers.