Blended/Braided Funding and Partnerships

Report
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
Child Development Programs
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
ASSOCIATION SAN DIEGO
Damon Carson, Vice President,
Children, Youth and Family
Services
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Neighborhood House Association
• Head Start : 6,894 - Center Based,
Home Based, FCC
• Early Head Start: 808 - 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.
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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
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 - 234 children
• Subcontract with BUSD – 100 children
• State Preschool – all dual enrolled in HS
• Direct Contract with CDE
• Subcontract with Emery USD
• Early Head Start - 166 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 2013.
• eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/
• http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/chssco.asp
• http://caheadstart.org/
Wrapping it up

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