Early Care & Education Program Collaboration Model Description
||Kiddie Kollege Early Childhood Center
||2226 Mt. Vernon Road Fairfield, IL 62837
1. Model (Please check only one. Complete separate forms for different collaboration models.)
2. Collaboration Type (Check all that apply to this collaboration model.)
3. Partnership Initiated By
|Hours per day:
||11 hrs.; PreK – 2.5 hrs.
|Days/Weeks per year:
||252 days/52 weeks; PreK 180 days
|Holidays or other time “off” or closed:
|If this is an Early/Head Start collaboration, please indicate the program option & number of Early/Head start hours:
6. Number of Children Served Full-Day/Year by Location, Setting & Age
Setting includes: Head Start/Early Head Start site; Child care center; Family child care homes; Public/private school system; Other (explain/describe)
Kiddie Kollege, 226 Mt. Vernon Rd., Fairfield (capacity 181)
Child Care Setting
7. Total number of children served by organization
8. Total number of children served by partner’s organization (if applicable). Note: this means an early care & education partner with whom you are collaborating. Agencies that checked “One Agency, Multiple Funders” in question 1, page 1 of this survey will NOT complete this question.
9. Funding used to support full-day/year services (Check all that apply.)
10. Administration/Management (Check either yes, no or not applicable – NA – for each item.)
11. Has the collaboration had an impact on the partner’s internal practices with regard to (check yes or no for each item):
12. Program Services (Make 2 checks for each item – 1 to indicate which partner is primarily responsible for direct service delivery and the other to indicate which children receive that service – all or just the collaboration children.)
13. Primary objectives for beginning this collaboration (check all that apply)
14. Collaboration Development & Management
15. Program Components: Please answer the following questions about your collaboration program. Show in column 2 which partner is responsible for each program component. Check which children receive the program component in the last 2 columns - either all children in the classroom(s) or just the collaboration children.
Answer the following questions IN AS FEW WORDS as possible, still giving a picture of how your collaboration works. Use bullet point lists whenever possible.
16. List/describe any other program components included in the collaboration that are not described in items 12 and 15 (pages 3-4).
Family Fun Nights – monthly; parent education workshops & trainings offered.
17. Please describe how budgeting and cost sharing among funding sources is done. How do you decide how costs will be shared? What are the financial arrangements between partners?
ISBE PreK grant supports the program. Kiddie Kollege provides the facility & its costs.
18. Please explain how your collaboration is staffed. Include classroom and support staff and tell how this is changed/different from your regular program. Who funds the staff’s salaries? Who supervises the staff and who employs them? What salaries and benefits are offered collaboration staff and is this different from other staff?
PreK grant funds an 04 certified teacher. One full time aide salary is split between 3 child care teachers, who act as aides during the 2.5 hour PreK period. The only staff receiving benefits is the PreK teacher.
19. Please tell about your written agreement, if you have one. Include: what the agreement covers (section titles); term (what the time period is); if finances are part of the agreement and how these were figured; etc.
No written agreement aside from the grant. Grant is funded annually. Must meet ISBE conditions. Budget developed with ISBE approval.
20. Please describe the training system for your collaboration. Include what kind of training is done, how costs are shared among funding sources and/or partners, and how it has changed since the collaboration began.
All PreK staff are required to have a professional development plan. The grant provides funding for these training opportunities.
21. Please give any other details about your collaboration that you believe are important, but not covered elsewhere.
Adding the PreK program to our center has increased our integrity in the local community, thereby increasing our enrollment. We have also developed a countywide at risk criteria with all other early childhood providers and work closely with our public schools.
22. If you could start your collaboration over again, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
Nothing. We had tried to work with our local public school administrator to get this grant, but had to wait until he retired. Luckily, we now have a great administrator we work with very well.
23. What advice do you have for agencies/homes starting new collaborations?
Educate, educate, educate … the public, the local schools, parents, other community organizations. The hardest thing to accomplish is to make our community aware of the benefits & the program. Also, try to involve every early childhood provider, including public schools, in developing at risk criteria for the county, so that all PreK programs are uniform.
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