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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department: Statewide New Mexico Pilot Early PreK Programs

Deadline: May 25, 2016

The purpose of New Mexico Pilot Early PreK is to: 1) increase statewide access to voluntary high quality early childhood education programs; 2) provide developmentally appropriate early learning activities for New Mexico children that focus on school readiness; 3) expand early childhood community capacity; and 4) provide high quality early childhood education programs.

CYFD is seeking to provide the following New Mexico Pilot Early PreK Program Options:

  • New Mexico Early PreK Basic Services: 450 Instructional hours and (90 hours of family engagement activities per program per year) for children who turn three years of age before September 1st and are not age-eligible for Pre-kindergarten. Group size for single session 16 children with a 1:8 ratio, and group size for double session 14 children with a 1:7 ratio.
  • New Mexico Early PreK Extended Day Services: 900 Instructional hours and (90 hours of family engagement activities per program per year) for children who turn three years of age before September 1st and are not age-eligible for Pre-kindergarten. Group size for single session 16 children with a 1:8 ratio.

Amount: Multiple contractual agreements will be made. Funding will be awarded for a term of four years. Compensation will be reimbursed in accordance to the current New Mexico Early PreK Rate Schedule Per-Child Funding Formula listed below.

  • $8,000.00 – Per-Child Reimbursement Rate for a NM Early PreK Extended-Day Child. Maximum Class Size – 16; Educator: Child Ratio – 1:8; 900 Classroom Hours – 990 Hours Total.
  • $4,000.00 – Per-Child Reimbursement Rate for a NM Early PreK Basic Child. Maximum Class Size – 16; Educator: Child Ratio – 1:8; 450 Classroom Hours – 540 Hours Total.
  • $4,000.00 – Per-Child Reimbursement Rate for a NM Early PreK Basic – Double Session Child. Maximum Class Size – 14; Educator: Child Ratio – 1:7; 450 Classroom Hours – 540 Hours Total.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are:

  • Early childhood education programs that are licensed by CYFD and in good standing and do not operate under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Tribal early childhood education programs
  • Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools and BIE contract (and grant) schools with early childhood education programs
  • Programs currently funded or previously funded by CYFD for NM PreK must be (or must have been) in satisfactory contract compliance

Although all eligible early childhood education programs statewide are encouraged to apply, CYFD will prioritize the funding of New Mexico Pilot Early PreK programs located within (and serving the children living within) the boundaries of Early Childhood Investment Zones and within the attendance boundaries of public elementary schools that are designated as Title I schools and that have at least 66% of the children served living within the attendance zone of a Title I elementary school. Refer to the following link for the most current list of Title I Schools: http://cyfd.org/for-providers/rfp.

New Mexico’s Early Childhood Investment Zones:

  • Dexter, Tatum, Lovington, Hobbs, Eunice, and Jal School Districts
  • Logan, San Jon, Tucumcari, House, Vaughn, and Santa Rosa School Districts
  • Estancia and Mountainair School Districts
  • Gallup-McKinley, Zuni, and Grants-Cibola School Districts
  • Cuba, Dulce, Jemez Mountain, Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, and Espanola School District
  • Mosquero, Roy, Cimarron, Raton, Maxwell, and Springer School Districts
  • Rio Grande Cluster of the Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Magdalena, Deming, Hatch, Gadsden, and Truth or Consequences School Districts

Link: https://cyfd.org/for-providers/rfp

Note: A recommended pre-proposal conference will be held on April 26, 2016.

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