Funds available to establish Great Start to Quality Resource Centers

Funds are available for established organizations with the fiscal, administrative, and programmatic capacity to apply to become a Great Start to Quality Resource Center and lead the implementation of Great Start to Quality within a region of the state.

Great Start to Quality Resource Centers are a key component of Great Start to Quality and they provide a comprehensive system of supports and services designed to improve quality across all early learning and development settings.  These include:

  • workforce development opportunities,
  • consultation, coaching, and resources for licensed/registered early learning and development programs and unlicensed subsidized providers.

Great Start to Quality Resource Centers provide intensive consultation to early learning and development programs and providers serving infants and toddlers through a cadre of quality improvement consultants.  The quality improvement consultants offer consultation to identify areas for improvement, develop quality improvement plans, and conduct quality assessments.

Applicants are encouraged to review the resource documents posted; the documents will deepen the applicant’s understanding of Great Start to Quality and the role of the Great Start to Quality Resource Centers.

The Great Start to Quality Resource Center Request for Proposals now available.  To register and view the RFP, click HERE. The closing date is February 16, 2012.