About the Curriculum Fund

Public Health Management, 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 developmental 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 TA and classroom observations.

Important Dates

• Application Release Date: December 7, 2020

• Pre-Application Question and Answer Webinar: December 11, 2020 (11:00a.m.- 12:00p.m.)

• Application Due Date: January 11, 2021

• Awardees Announced: January 29, 2021

Informational Webinar/Kickoff Meeting

Pre-Application Question and Answer Webinar
Friday, December 11, 2020 (11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.)

Please register for PHMC Curriculum Fund Pre-Application Question and Answer Webinar on December 11, 2020,11:00a.m. EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3232443650422060044

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

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 or Pre-K Counts) or other vulnerable populations (children with identified special needs, IEPS/IFSPs) or 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:

  • Current or Prospective PHLpreK, Head Start, or Pre-K Counts provider
  • 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
  • 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

Curriculum Fund Application 2020-21

Applications must be submitted via the Philadelphia Early Learning Instructional Excellence Initiative email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please work with Curriculum Fund staff to ensure all items are emailed and accessible. A confirmation of receipt will be sent once your complete application is received.
Funding notifications will be emailed to the legal entity contact.

Resource Documents

For Profit Commercial Childcare Budget
Non Profit Commerical Childcare Budget
Residential Childcare Budget
FAQ's 

Contact Us

Curriculum Fund
Public Health Management Corporation
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
PHONE: 215.779.5666
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Curriculum Fund
Public Health Management Corporation
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1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102