Apply for the Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Grant
Early Learning Washington County, a partnership between the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Washington County Health and Human Services, is excited to announce a new grant opportunity!
Approximately $500,000 will be available to fund projects supporting families, caregivers, and educators of young children.
Kingergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation
The Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program (KPI) invests in promising models for connecting early learning and Kindergarten through 3rd Grade (K-3) education across the state and promotes community and school partnerships that result in measurable increases in children’s readiness for kindergarten.
KPI is designed to establish scalable and replicable models for Prenatal through 3rd Grade (P-3) alignment at the local level, with a focus on shared professional development for early learning providers and kindergarten teachers, supporting successful transitions into kindergarten for all children, and engaging families as equal partners in children’s learning and development.
The grant opportunity focuses on specific programs and activities in the subject areas and priority populations as outlined below. Proposals for one-time events or activities will not be awarded funds. The goal of these funds is to support families, caregivers and educators over several months to a year in a series of activities or on-going program(s).
Grant Focus Areas
- Early childhood mental health
- Early childhood educator & caregiver engagement
- Early childhood educator professional development centered on mental health & social-emotional support
- Parent/caregiver and child focused kindergarten transition support
- Development of culturally responsive or culturally specific Kindergarten readiness curriculum or projects
- parent/caregiver peer-to-peer support groups
- Community-based play & learn groups
- Father and father-figure focused engagement in any of the subject areas above
Caregivers with children from birth to 6 years of age defined by one or more of the descriptions listed
- Single parent/caregiver families
- Children from underserved communities of color:
Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native or Latinx/ Hispanic
- Children ages 0-2yrs of age
Grant Information Webinars
KPI Grant Information Session (English)
Time: Apr 5, 2022 04:30 PM Pacific Time
Q and A from the Spanish Session (English translation)
KPI Grant Information Session (Spanish)
Time: Apr 6, 2022 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Haga clic aquí para escuchar la sesión de información sobre subvenciones de KPI
How to Apply
To be considered complete, application submissions must include the following: