Financing Community Approaches to 4-Year-Old-Kindergarten (pdf) - WI Dept of Public Instruction, rev 2009 – A funding guide collaboratively developed to address the fiscal roles & responsibility for school districts & partnering child care or Head Start programs. The guide includes sections about understanding the funding sources categories to consider, funding implications for each program, sample inter-agency agreements & other resources. For more information please visit WDPI 4K Start Up Grants webpage.
Financing for Community Approaches to Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (Linsmeier, 2008) A funding guide to assist in determining the costs allocated to childcare programs partnering to deliver 4K community approaches. The Questionnaire & Budget Worksheets were first developed by David Linsmeier, Executive Director, Mary Linsmeier Schools, Inc while working on a Community-Based Committee formed by the Fond du Lac School.
This information has been used in consultation with several school districts including Union Grove, Whitewater, and Hartland Lakeside. The sample data is a compilation of data from those districts. The revenue and expenses change from year to year & from community to community. There are 2 parts to the material:
1. The questionnaire lists information that school districts & community agencies need to collect to compile the budgets.
2. The Budget spreadsheet contains 3 tabs in the spreadsheet. The first is 4K Operating Budget, the second, is School District Revenue & Expenses, the third is Community Agency Revenue and Expenses. The spreadsheet has sample data & uses formulas to calculate the budget. The cells highlighted in yellow can be changed so they reflect the revenue & expenses in a particular community.
Diversity, Equity & Cultural Competence (webpage) - NAEYC’s website helps states & programs address diversity, equity & cultural competence at every stage of a child’s development
Wisconsin Shares Program (webpage) The WI Dept of Children & Families provides information regarding this opportunity for low-income families so early care & education programs remain in compliance with the use of these funds.
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