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Surry County Early Childhood Partnership, Inc. partially funds specific activities within various local agencies in Surry County. These activities are designed to enhance the lives of 05 year old children and their families. The following is a list of Smart Start activities in Surry County for fiscal year 2017-2018:

  • Elkin City Schools' Building Stronger Foundation for Early Learning - NC Pre-K - Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are not eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Elkin City Schools' Building Stronger Foundation for Early Learning - NC Pre-K  (TANF/CCDF) Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Surry County School's Family Literacy/Parents as Teachers  - The Family Literacy Parents As Teacher (PAT) program will provide 1) the number of home visits now determined by the number of risk factors; 2) monthly group meetings; 3) annual developmental screenings, using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, functional assessments, and health questionnaires, (to be conducted once during a twelve month period); and 4) referrals to community resources provided to families on an as needed basis. Services will be provided following the Surry County school calendar. The PAT program serves families with children "pre-natal" until their child enters kindergarten, usually age five, and is targeted to Hispanic and Latino families who may have limited English proficiency. The bi-lingual parent educator will conduct approximately 20 visits per month. Parent educator will have a bachelors degree and will be PAT trained. The Program will submit an annual report to PAT as required by the National PAT office and will engage in PAT Standards self-assessment according to National PAT recommendations. Smart Start funds may be used to fund up to .5 FTE parent educator and service related supplies.

 

  • Mount Airy City Schools' Mount Airy Pre-K - NC Pre-K  - Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are not eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Mount Airy City Schools' Mount Airy Pre-K - NC Pre-K (TANF/CCDF) - Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Surry County School's 4 Year Old School Ready - NC Pre-K -  Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are not eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Surry County School's 4 Year Old School Ready - NC Pre-K (TANF/CCDF) -  Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purpose of enhancing the NC Pre-K rate for children enrolled in and being served through NC Pre-K and whose families are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Data will be reported as directed by DCDEE. Does NOT include wrap-around care.

 

  • Children's Center of Surry's The Nurturing Parenting Program -  The Nurturing Parenting Program for parents and their infants, toddlers and preschoolers home-based program will be provided for families and their children birth to five, living in Surry County and at risk of child abuse and neglect and/or domestic violence. Two part-time Parent Educators will provide weekly home visits for 16 to 24 consecutive weeks to approximately 25 families. Through the home visits parents learn about nurturing parenting routines, alternatives to hitting, child development, and ways to build self-esteem and self-concept in self and children. The Parent Educators will administer the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scale (NSCS) which measure the impact of the program with pre, post, and process assessment tools. These assessment tools are used to access parenting beliefs, knowledge and skills. The Parent Educators will create Core Lessons that meet the specific needs of the family. Smart Start funds may be used for staff, costs associated with travel, and food for meetings.

 

  • DSS Subsidy Administration  - This activity will provide services to support the implementation of child care subsidy including program administration; family outreach and application; eligibility determination; payment processing; annual recertification; and reporting, etc. This activity will be implemented through the state-level subsidy contract and will be governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Local Partnership and the Local Purchasing Agency (LPA)

 

  • DSS Subsidy Purchase of Care - Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purchase of part- or full-day care and/or rate enhancements for families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This activity will be implemented through the state-level subsidy contract and will be governed by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Local Partnership and the Local Purchasing Agency (LPA).

 

  • Surry County Early Childhood Partnership's Administration - The Surry County Early Childhood Partnership is a not-for-profit agency established to ensure that children under six years of age benefit from, and have access to, high quality early childhood education and development services. The Local Partnership board is made up of community leaders from business, government, education, churches, non-profits, communities, human services, agencies, child care providers and families. The Local Partnership will be responsible for developing a collaborative strategy to meet the needs of children and families in Surry County. The Local Partnership will administer, oversee, and coordinate implementation of the local annual plan, including subcontracting for services as needed.

 

  • Surry County Early Childhood Partnership's Child Care Resource and Referral - Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) will provide information to assist families to find child care services. The CCR&R coordinator will assist families, providers, and the community at large through the use of a Resource and Referral database, parent education packets, lending library, and Regional CCR&R services. Parents will be able to access services by phone, e-mail or in person at the Partnership office. The Coordinator will provide assistance, coordinate, and provide training to new and existing child care providers. This activity will provide services through on site and telephone assistance. CCR&R will offer rewards for increased star rating to eligible child care facilities. Once an increased star rating has occurred, teachers, assistant teachers, directors and assistant directors of centers can receive a cash award of up to $100.00 per eligible applicant and eligible owners of family child care homes can receive up to $200.00. A sick leave compensation component will be offered to reimburse each full time center/home teacher, assistant teacher, director and assistant director provider for missed salary for one day of sick leave at $7.00 per hour per eligible applicant. Smart Start funds will support the costs of staff, trainings, meetings, and conference expenses and may be used to provide refreshments during trainings. CCR&R will collect and maintain current data on child care needs and supply.

 

  • Surry County Early Childhood Partnership's Evaluation and Program Coordination - This activity will provide program coordination and evaluation to all funded activities including NC Pre-K. Three part-time staff will gather data and information that communicates the level of effectiveness of all funded activities. The staff will help to identify barriers and challenges to meeting the projected outputs and outcomes of the Direct Service Providers and assist the agencies in forming plans to overcome any barriers. The staff will review instruments that help the Board and Partnership determine the effectiveness of the funded project and the level of impact on the lives of children. The staff will perform site visits during each fiscal year for each Direct Service Provider including at least one programmatic monitoring and one fiscal monitoring site visit. The staff will collect documentation for cash and in-kind contributions from Direct Service Providers and make sure all documentation for contributions are sufficiently verifiable.

 

  • WAGE$ - The Child Care WAGE$ Project is a statewide education-based salary supplement initiative created and administered by Child Care Services Association (CCSA), a non-profit agency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To encourage consistency, installments based on half of the annual award are issued to eligible teachers, directors and home providers after each six-month period the participant completes in the same child care program. As a result, children will benefit from more consistent, qualified educators in the years when brain development, the establishment of trust and the promotion of learning are most important. Smart Start funds cover the supplements. Project administration, paid for with funds from the Division of Child Development and Early Education, includes annual recruitment and rolling acceptance of applications. Applications are screened to see if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria (work hours, hourly wage, employment site, attained level of education and contact with children ages birth to five). The payment schedule for each applicant is arranged individually based on eligibility and application date. Follow-up employment confirmations are made after each participant completes six months in the program. When a participant has met all project criteria, CCSA processes and mails the payment directly to the recipient.

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