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A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by the A. L. Mailman Foundation, Altman Foundation, and The Schott Foundation for Public Education, with the Child Care and Early Education Fund and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All funders interested in early education and child care services in New York City.
New York City’s new major early childhood initiative, EarlyLearn NYC, will completely reconfigure its publicly subsidized child care system and increase investments in elements of program quality proven to produce positive outcomes for children. A request for proposals, expected to be issued in summer 2010, will launch the process to unify and integrate ACS-funded day care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten services into single blended contracts.
Starting in FY 2012, the Administration for Children’s Services, through EarlyLearn NYC, will invest resources devoted to enhanced classroom quality and family support and increased use of quality standards. EarlyLearn NYC is distinguished by its promotion of an integrated model to provide all services through a combination of program settings and funding streams.
At this funders’ briefing, scheduled prior to the planned release of the request for proposals, senior officials from the Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Education, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will discuss:
- Programmatic and policy highlights of EarlyLearn NYC, including expectations regarding child, program, and system outcomes
- An overview of the request for proposal, contracting, and implementation processes
- The possible roles for private philanthropy in EarlyLearn NYC
Please attend this briefing to learn more about the transformation taking place in early education and child care services in New York City.
- Sherry M. Cleary (facilitator), Executive Director, NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, City University of New York.
- Frank Cresciullo (confirmation pending), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Director of Day Care.
- Recy Dunn, NYC Department of Education, Director of the Office of Early Childhood Education.
- Melanie Hartzog, Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Children's Services, Child Care & Head Start.
- Nancy Hruska, Senior Project Manager, NYC Administration for Children's Services.
- Megan McCallister, Program Officer, Altman Foundation; Vice-Chair, Child Care and Early Education Fund.
- Sara Vecchiotti, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Planning, NYC Administration for Children's Services.