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Performance Funding Project

Performance Funding Project

 What Is PFP?

The Performance Funding Project (PFP) rewards School Readiness providers with additional funds for meeting increased quality standards.  Childcare centers teachers and family childcare home providers participate in quality improvement strategies such as specialized training, professional development, coaching, and child assessment practices.

This “pay for performance” pilot project is designed to award providers for achieving and maintaining a high level of quality as indicated by the Classroom Scoring Assessment System (CLASS).  Providers are assigned to a tier based on a composite score from their CLASS assessment.  Each level of proficiency has different support strategies designed to improve or maintain the quality of services provided to the children in care, such as professional development opportunities, the creation of a career pathway, implementation of child assessments, coaching and technical assistance.  Providers in tiers 2 and above receive a higher per child (School Readiness) reimbursement. For more information, click here.  Enrollment Reopens in Spring 2018

For a more detailed look at the Tier system, click here

ELC Accreditation Assistance Program (ELCAAP)

The Coalition will assist providers who actively participate in the PFP program and are in tier 3 and above who wish to achieve Gold Seal accreditation.  Coalition staff will assist providers by aligning the many pieces of early care and education such as childcare licensing, accreditation, program assessment, technical assistance, coaching, and professional development as well as assist with professional development costs and accreditation fees.

For more information, contact Sima Saffary at 727-400-4471 or ssaffary@elcpinellas.net.

For more information, contact Angela Loring at 727-400-4435/aloring@elcpinellas.net OR Ken Buchanan at 727-400-4436/kbuchanan@elcpinellas.net