The local Partnership works with many different local agencies who provide services to children and families and works to identify needed programs and services as well as resources to meet those needs. Often, programs exist but are not being utilized. Sometimes duplication of services are noted. The Partnership was formed to eliminate those duplications and fill the voids in the service delivery system.
High quality childcare continues to positively predict children's performance well into their school careers. That is why Smart Start and the FGV Partnership spends 70% of its funds to improve affordable, accessible, high quality child care and other child care related activities.
Child Care Subsidy: Provides funds for those families needing assistance with child care.
Quality Improvement Grants: Supplies grants for child providers to enhance the quality of their facilities
Wages: Grants supplements to teachers, directors, and family child care providers in licensed centers and homes.
Child Care Resource & Referral: Offers resources and training to child care providers, parents, and the community in the area of child development and child care issues.:
KinderCamp: Provides a four-week orientation of early childhood instruction for incoming kindergarten students who are currently not in regulated daycare settings. Must attend the semester Project Family Read in order to participate.
Quality Improvement grant recipients at the Providers Banquet on May 22nd.