2024 - 2025 Coordinated Funding Request Considerations | Agenda for Children

2024 – 2025 NOEEN Coordinated Funding Request Considerations

There are many priorities and factors to consider when determining your program’s request for publicly-funded seats through the CFR process.

NOEEN has detailed below four significant factors that sites should take into consideration when deciding how many publicly-funded seats to request.

DETERMINATIONS: How will my application be scored?

Each application is scored according to their setting type and the type(s) of funding they are applying for.`

ELIGIBILITY: Which funding streams is my program eligible for?

The most significant factor in determining which funding stream to apply for is your program’s eligibility by center type and ages served. See basic eligibility requirements below:

CCAP B-3City SeatsECEF/State MatchLA4NSECD
Provider TypeType III Providers;

Must have CCAP Certification
Type III ProvidersFCCs with Academic Approval and Type III Providers;

Must have CCAP Certification
Public SchoolsPrivate Schools, Type III Providers
Must Serve Ages…Infants (minimum 15 months) to 3 Year Olds by Sept 30Infants to 3 Year Olds by Sept 30Infants to 3 Year Olds by Sept 304 Year Olds by Sept. 303 and 4 year olds by Sept. 30

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Is my program prepared and able to comply with the funding stream’s requirements?

In order to be eligible to receive public funding, there are basic requirements that all Type III and school-based early childhood programs must follow, such as the completion of TS GOLD Checkpoints, participation in CLASS observations, etc.

However, individual funding streams, each have separate and distinct requirements that providers, as recipients, must meet. 

Full details of these requirements can be found below:

Highlights from provider requirements include, but are not limited to:

CCAP B-3City SeatsECEF/State MatchLA4NSECD
HoursOffering full-time, year-round seats (at least 30 hours per week, at least six hours of continuous care minimum
per weekday)
Full day, full year services for up to ten (10) hours per day, five (5) days/weekFull day, full year services for up to ten (10) hours per day, five (5) days/week per weekday)Six (6) hours per day, five (5) days/week, nine (9) months/yearSix (6) hours per day, five (5) days/week, nine (9) months/year
Minimum Child-to-Staff RatiosIn compliance with Bulletin 137.Infants & 1 year olds: 4:1
2 year olds: 6:1
3 year olds: 8:1
Infants & 1 year olds: 4:1
2 year olds: 6:1
3 year olds: 8:1
Child-to-lead teacher: 20:1
Child-to-adult staff member ratio: 10:1
Child-to-lead teacher: 20:1
Child-to-adult staff member ratio: 10:1
Maximum Group SizesIn compliance with Bulletin 137.Infants & 1 year olds: 8
2 year olds: 12
3 year olds: 16
Infants & 1 year olds: 8
2 year olds: 12
3 year olds: 16
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Curriculum Requirements-Use of Tier 1 CurriculumUse of Tier 1 Curriculum-Use of Tier 1 Curriculum
Performance Profile RatingProficient or Higher unless newly-operating providerProficient or Higher unless newly-operating providerProficient or Higher unless newly-operating provider--
Support ServicesASQ Screening and Hearing and Vision Screening with 45 days of enrollmentASQ Screening and Hearing and Vision Screening with 45 days of enrollmentMust provide at minimum:
vision/hearing screening and referrals;
linkages to services such as G.E.D., adult literacy training, and referrals for medical, housing/utilities assistance, etc.
Must provide support services, including but not limited to vision/hearing screening and referrals within 90 days of student enrollment
Parent EngagementMust complete within 45 days of child enrollment:
Parent Orientation; Parent MOU; Consent Form
Must complete within 45 days of child enrollment:
Parent Orientation; Parent MOU; Consent Form
Must provide parent involvement activitiesMust collect completed Parent Handbook agreement within 30 days of NSECD student enrollment
Teacher CredentialsLead Teachers in classrooms where CCAP B-3 seats will be placed should have their ECAC or be workingLead teachers must have ECAC within 90 days of hireLead teachers must have ECAC within 90 days of hireLA4 lead teacher requirements can be
found here.
NSECD lead teacher requirements can be found here.

NSECD teachers must complete no fewer than 18 hours of continuing education/professional development in an approved category
Other RequirementsMust utilize ChildPlus Software upon entry to program.

Must be CCAP certified.

Must be licensed to serve infants (minimum of 15 months old) and be currently serving infants or plan to serve infants with allocated seats.

See MOU for additional program requirements.
Must participate in coaching services and utilize ChildPlus Software upon entry to program.

Must be licensed to serve infants (minimum of 6 weeks old) and be currently serving infants or plan to serve infants with allocated seats.

Must comply with City of New Orleans Living Wage requirements.

See MOU for additional program requirements.
Must utilize ChildPlus Software upon entry to program.

Must be CCAP certified.

Must be licensed to serve infants (minimum of 6 weeks old) and be currently serving infants or plan to serve infants with allocated seats.

Additional program requirements TBD.
See Guidance Document for additional program requirements.Must provide 2 developmentally appropriate field trips to classrooms with NSECD children per year, 1 per semester. See Guidance Document for additional program requirements.
MOUs and Provider AgreementsSample CCAP B-3 MOU Sample City Seats MOUSample ECEF MOULA4 RequirementsNSECD Requirements

CONTINUITY OF CARE: Does the number of seats I have requested for each age group and funding stream ensure continuity of care for currently enrolled children?

Providers should formulate seat requests in such a way that ensures continuity of care for children currently enrolled in the program. 

For example, if a City Seats site received 5 seats for one-year-olds in the ’23 – ’24 school year, for the purposes of their request, they should assume those children will continue in their center for the ’24 – ’25 school year. Therefore, they should request at least 5 two-year-old seats for the ’24 – ’25 school year  to ensure those children will continue to be served within their center.

REIMBURSEMENT RATES: Will the reimbursement rates for each public funding stream be sufficient to meet my business or school’s operating expenses?

CCAP B-3City SeatsECEF/State MatchLA4NSECD
Infant Rate$1,578.33/Month$1,000/MonthTBD

$2,083.33 per Month in 2023-24
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One-Year-Old Rate$975/Month$1,000/MonthTBD

$2,083.33 per Month in 2023-24
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Two-Year-Old Rate$975/Month$1,000/MonthTBD

$2,083.33 per Month in 2023-24
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Three-Year-Old Rate$889.17/Month$1,000/MonthTBD

$1,250 per Month in 2023-24
-$5,580/Year
Four-Year-Old Rate---$5,580/Year$5,580/Year

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