The Coalition received an Early Head Start grant serving 150 children from birth to 3 years of age in the most needed areas of the county. Service areas include: Belle Glade (33430), Pahokee (33476), West Palm Beach (33401 and 33407), and Riviera Beach (33404).
The reauthorization of the Head Start Act in 1994 made it possible to establish Early Head Start as a program to serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families.
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The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County received an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant to serve 150 children from birth to three years of age in the most needed areas of the county in 2013. Early Head Start provides comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families. The grant serves children and their families in Belle Glade (33430), Pahokee (33476), Riviera Beach (33404), and West Palm Beach (33401 and 3407). The Coalition partners with local providers in these communities to deliver the comprehensive services of Early Head Start with Coalition staff support.
The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program is currently accepting applications from child care centers and family child care homes for the Early Head Start Expansion. The Expansion will allow new child care centers and family child care homes to provide comprehensive Early Head Start services for infants and toddlers from low-income families. The Coalition is seeking providers in Belle Glade, Pahokee, Riviera Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach (zip codes 33401, 33403, 33405, 33406, 33407), and Lake Worth (zip codes 33460, 33461, 33462 and 33463).
If you are interested in serving as an Early Head Start partner provider with the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, please complete the application below. The application can only be submitted once, please answer all questions and review before submitting. Submitted applications will be reviewed, and scored, after which provider applicants will be contacted via email. Submittal of an application does not guarantee that an applicant will be awarded a contract. Contract consideration will be pending upon funding expansion of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant in early 2019.
Applications will be accepted until November 19th, 2018, at 4PM. Applications received after that time will not be considered. For questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers to questions will be posted to the ELC website within three (3) business days.
Note: If you submitted an application during the last procurement in January 2018, you must reapply to be considered for the new review.
ELCPBC Early Head Start Provider Application (Click for link to application)