Describe each of the following public funding sources and its intended purpose

CECS EP003 Funding Sources

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Short Answer 1
Describe each of the following public funding sources and its intended purpose. Responses should be a least 1 paragraph in length for each funding source.

a. Head Start

b. Child care subsidies

c. Child care tax credits

d. Title 1

e. Early childhood special education (IDEA)

f. State-funded pre-kindergarten

Rubric
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Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

3

Exceeds Expectations

Sub-Competency 1: Describe public funding sources to support early childhood programs and initiatives.

Learning Objective 1.1: Describe various public funding sources.

Description is missing.

Description of the public funding sources and their purposes are partial or incomplete.

Response includes a clear description of each public funding source and its intended purpose.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2,” plus the following:

Response clearly describes an additional public funding source and its intended purpose.

Short Answer 2
Read the descriptions of the two early childhood learning centers below. Both Checkers and Smart Start will be seeking funding from one of several sources: Head Start, child care tax credits, Title I, or early childhood special education (IDEA). Determine which funding sources are most appropriate for each center and explain why. Your response should be 4–6 paragraphs in length.

Checkers Early Childhood Learning Center

Checkers Early Childhood Learning Center is a comprehensive program providing a full range of services to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and their families. There are several locations throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Checkers also provides a full range of educational, social, and health services to children and families who are low income. Services for adults and families are available through family medicine and mental health. Licensed professionals provide comprehensive evaluation, early intervention, and therapeutic services.

Smart Start Early Childhood Learning Center

Smart Start Early Childhood Learning Center provides a secure, nurturing, and stimulating preschool environment that helps children to understand themselves as individuals as well as members of a community. We believe that a good early-school experience can set the tone for a lifetime of learning. Through daily lessons, community involvement, and self-exploration, we strive to spark and encourage creativity and imagination in each child. Our preschool programs strive to establish comfortable environments for each child to reach new developmental milestones. Services for the community are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to families who meet income guidelines.

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Rubric
0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

3

Exceeds Expectations

Sub-Competency 1: Describe public funding sources to support early childhood programs and initiatives.

Learning Objective 1.3:

Explain how various public funding sources apply to early childhood learning centers.

Explanation is missing.

Explanation is incomplete or vague.

Response includes a clear explanation of how the public funding sources applies to the early childhood learning center in the scenario.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2,” plus the following:

Response explains why the other funding sources are not appropriate.

Short Answer 3
In addition to public funding, both Checkers Early Learning Center and Smart Start Early Learning Center have decided to pursue funding from private sources. Research private funding sources that would be applicable for each of the centers. Choose one source for each center and explain why the center is a good candidate for receiving this funding. Explain the process for obtaining the private funding sources you identified. The response should be 6–8 paragraphs in length.

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