Enhancing quality and expanding availability of early care and education services in the District is key to DC CCC’s mission. DC CCC collaborates with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and other partners to provide a wide-range of business supports to child development centers’ and homes’ staff and administrators in the District.
By connecting early childhood professionals to an array of professional development opportunities; highlighting best practices in the field; and sharing funding opportunities, DC CCC’s commitment to support the District’s early childhood workforce is clear. A comprehensive overview of business supports available to child development facilities and homes is available here.
- District of Columbia Child Care Connections, Child Care Resource and Referral Needs Assessment
The Building and Sustaining Quality in Early Care and Education (BSQECE) grantee, Hurley and Associates, LLC (H&A) and its subgrantee, Kids Comprehensive Services, LLC (KCS), are seeking a contractor to develop and administer the annual professional development needs assessment and analyze administrative data related to professional development participation rates and feedback received to-date during fiscal year 2022. The assessment will consist of surveys and focus groups that will collect input from early care and education professionals, including child care directors and family child care home providers, as well as out of school time program staff across the District serving children birth through age 12 to determine the professional development needs of the workforce. Information gathered from the surveys and focus groups will assist in the development of the professional development landscape in fiscal year 2023, help enhance the knowledge and practice of the early care and education workforce and inform OSSE of professional development needs across the early care and education continuum.
All submissions must be sent electronically to email@example.com and must be received by Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 5 p.m.