Bid Alert No: 00000407541
Bid Title: Preschool Expansion Planning Grant
Agency Bid No. Title: BD-16-1037-1037C-1037L-00000005992
Received Date: 11/02/2015
Close Date: 12/14/2015
Purchase Type: January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Delivery Date: Not Stated
Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) was awarded a federal Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) from the U. S. Department of Education to expand high-quality early childhood education to four-year-old children whose families earn under 200 percent (200%) of the federal poverty line. Five high-need communities in Massachusetts -- Boston, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, and Springfield -- are currently being funded through this federal grant to implement full-day, full-year preschool for four-year-olds through public-private partnerships between the local public school district as the lead education agency (LEA) and two or three local licensed early learning providers (ELPs). As currently designed, the public school districts have been granted the funds and subcontract with the ELPs for the direct services to children and families in the community. LEA and their ELP partners work jointly on the program design including the selection and implementation of curriculum, coaching, coordination and provision of comprehensive services, family engagement supports, inclusive services for special populations, and joint professional development.Per federal requirement, the PEG is designed to serve four year old children exclusively. Through this procurement, EEC is seeking to support up to ten communities in an examination of the infrastructure, funding and supports that would be needed to increase access to high quality preschool programs, in a manner similar to the parameters of the PEG, to children ages 2.9 through kindergarten entry.
Product Code: 91890
Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Executive Office of Education
Agency Type: State and Local
Contact: 51 Sleeper Street, 4th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts, 02210