Government Contract | Maryland
Maryland Program Accreditation Validator

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000562679

Bid Title: Maryland Program Accreditation Validator

Agency Bid No. Title: R00R620077

Received Date: 05/04/2016

Close Date: 05/23/2016

Purchase Type: terminate on September 30, 2017

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The purpose of this bid proposal is to acquire the service of consultants to assist the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD) with implementing accreditation and validation visits. This shall be done in accordance with the guidelines identified by Maryland Program Accreditation. Consultants will be responsible for conducting accreditation visits and providing leadership and technical support to child care and public schools seeking MSDE Accreditation.Background:In Maryland State Department of Educations (MSDE) current child care and education system, the elements of quality are manifested differently among the various types of providers. Early childhood prekindergarten and kindergarten programs in public schools are governed by state regulations and operated by local boards of education. Head Start programs for children (birth to five) are governed by the Federal government and operated by local organizations, most of them not-for-profit agencies. Center-based child care and nursery programs are operated privately and are licensed by the MSDE Office of Child Care.The Maryland Program Accreditation Standards for Implementing Quality Early Childhood Programs and Maryland Program Accreditation Standards for Implementing Quality School-Age Child Care Programs define program standards across the various types of programs but do not replace program-specific licensing regulations. Maryland Program Accreditation Standards provide greater focus on quality policies and practices in early learning and gives the early childhood and school-age child care community the opportunity to improve its services to customers.

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Product Codes: 92405, 92477, 92471, 91838

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Maryland - Department of Education

State: Maryland

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 200 West Baltimore Street, 2nd FL, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201



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