About the Curriculum Fund
Public Health Management Corporation, with funding support from the William Penn Foundation, has an exciting funding opportunity for ECE providers in Philadelphia.

High quality, research-based curriculum is a critical elemental to providing developmentally appropriate instruction in early childhood education classrooms. However, the cost to purchase, train, and implement curriculum creates a financial burden for many childcare providers. The Philadelphia Early Learning Instructional Excellence Initiative (PELEI) seeks to address a critical element to instructional practice with the Curriculum Fund. The Curriculum Fund will provide child care facilities, operating in Philadelphia, with awards to support the purchasing and implementation of high quality, OCDEL approved curriculum. Providers and teachers will work with a Classroom Practices Facilitator to determine the supports needed for the successful implementation of the curriculum. Directors and teachers will be supported through facilitated Community of Practice meetings, individualized technical assistance, and classroom observations.

Funding limits of this grant are up to $30,000 per agency to support implementation of projects. Award amounts for agencies will depend upon program size and demonstrated need.

Important Dates

  • Application Release Date: December 12th, 2022
  • Application Question and Answer Webinar: December 19th, 2022-1:00PM-2:00PM
  • Application Due Date: January 20th, 2023 at 11:59 PM
  • Awardees Announced: February 10th, 2023

Application Question and Answer Webinar
Please register for the Application Question and Answer Webinar Session at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1379536775150874893

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the event.

Eligibility
Before applying, please ensure your organization meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • Keystone STAR 3 and 4 child care providers operating in Philadelphia
  • Non-profit or for-profit organization
  • Currently serving at least 50% low-income (subsidy, waitlist subsidy, Head Start, Pre-K Counts or PHL PreK) or other vulnerable populations (children with identified special needs, IEPS/IFSPs) and able to demonstrate a commitment to serving low-income and vulnerable families
  • In good standing with DHS Certification and free of city, state and federal liabilities

STAR 2 providers that meet the following may apply:

  • Currently receiving Technical Assistance through a quality initiative such as the Early Learning Resource Center or EQUIP with documented goals to move to a STAR 3 within 12 months or less
  • Has at least 50% of enrolled children that receive a subsidy and able to demonstrate a commitment to serving low-income and vulnerable families
  • In good standing with DHS Certification and free of city, state and federal liabilities
  • Located in a high need area as defined by Childcare Map to have a shortage of high quality and services a high poverty population

Application
Accepting Applications from Monday, December 12th- Friday, January 20th, 2023. Click HERE to Apply.

Please work with Curriculum Fund staff to ensure all items are accessible. A confirmation of receipt will be sent once your complete application is submitted.

Funding notifications will be emailed to the legal entity contact.

Resource Documents
FAQ's
Curriculum Fund Vendor List
For Profit Commercial Childcare Budget
Non Profit Commerical Childcare Budget
Residential Childcare Budget

Contact Us
Curriculum Fund

Public Health Management Corporation
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
PHONE: 215.779.5666
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please use the address below when sending mail:
Curriculum Fund

Public Health Management Corporation
LM 500, Lower Mezzanine, West Tower
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102