The EarlyLearn NYC Admissions Campaign Corner
GIVE A HOOT, LET’S RECRUIT!
The 2013 EarlyLearn NYC Admissions Campaign will be a citywide effort to increase enrollment and promote the EarlyLearn brand in New York City. Check back often for new campaign efforts and materials, recruitment and enrollment resources, Week of the Young Child event notices, and much more.
For Programs and Providers, please visit our HootMail Archives Page click here
ACS Contact Information
- For programmatic and general questions, contact your assigned PDU Team Leader- click here.
- For eligibility and enrollment questions, contact your assigned Resource Area Director (link below).
- For fiscal questions, contact your assigned Budget Analyst- click here.
ACS Head Start Community Assessment 2013
The Community Assessment is a comprehensive report of the needs and services in New York City that impact the ACS Head Start program, its delegate agencies, families and children, as well as service capacity and access. The findings from the Community Assessment highlight the many complex challenges faced by Head Start programs and families in New York City, and identify communities with risks to child well-being.
While conducting a Community Assessment is a requirement for Head Start programs, the information contained is useful for the entire EarlyLearn community.
Orientation Presentation --- Click here for July 31st presentation
Eligibility and Enrollment
Please click the on the following links for contact person at the Resource Areas
Brooklyn & Staten Island
Click here for current Resource Area (RA) Directory
Eligibility and Enrollment Manual
Click here for August - September 2012 training manual
Eligibility Application Packets
The following documents and forms are used when determining a family’s eligibility for EarlyLearn. For specific questions on any form, please contact your Resource Area (RA). Their contact information can be found in the RA Directory.
Click here for Application Checklist
Click here for Notice of Eligibility and Day Care Service and Fee Agreement (ACD 1513)
Click here for Referral to Employer for Employee Income Information (CS 1069)
Click here for Vocational Training Verification (CS 1082)
Click here for ACS History Sheet (W-25)
Instructions for Completing Your Application for Child Care Subsidy (CS 925A) Click here
Web-Based Enrollment System (WES)
Below is the link to the Web-based Enrollment System (WES). Simply clink on this link to bring you to the sign-in page: https://a069-ra1.nyc.gov/WES
Web-Based Enrollment System (WES) Training Materials
Below are links to WES training materials and User Guides. Please click on the links provided to download the information.
. Attendance User Guide
· Placements User Guide
· All Desk Aides
NYC School Readiness Goals
EarlyLearnNYC seeks to elevate the quality of early care and education throughout the City of New York by evidencing the concept of research in daily practice. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, ACS has crafted the NYC School Readiness Goals for the 2012-2013 School Year. The NYC School Readiness Goals were developed against the backdrop of the Parent and Family Engagement Framework; The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework; Framework for Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers and Their Families; NYS PreKindergarten Foundation for the Common Core; NYC DOE Quality Review Rubric and results of our analysis of this year’s child outcomes data.
Please click on the links below for:
Parent Election Forms for 2013 -2014 are available
Please begin to conduct the parent orientations and other parent activities with the new families and your current parent body and policy committee. Please send all forms to the HSDAPC Election Mailbox. The email address is HSDAPC@ACS.NYC.GOV
ACS is hosting a full day of training on Parent Governance & Parent Elections on August 15, 2013 at the Children’s Center located at 492 First Avenue, New York, New York.
The training is for Directors and staff responsible for managing this critical area and for conducting the parent elections. Agencies will learn about parent governance and its importance to the organization, how to proceed with scheduling parent election activities, and the recordkeeping requirements for demonstrating successful parent elections.
The training will also include Breakout sessions for the various program models, HS only, Mixed, and CC only. If you have any questions please contact Miranda.email@example.com or Eleanor.Quallo@acs.nyc.gov
Please use this link to register: http://acsecegoverance815.eventbrite.com
Click here for the Child Care Election Booklet
Click here for Dual Eligible & Head Start Election Booklet
Click here for EarlyLearn Parent Advisory Manual
Field Trip Administrative Advisory for Child Care and Head Start Providers
ACS encourages programs to provide opportunities to enrich and expand children's experiences through developmentally appropriate neighborhood walks and field trips. All trips require written parental consent and should be planned to ensure the health, safety and adequate supervision of all children at all times. The following guidelines are intended to help center-based Child Care and Head Start programs in developing and implementing their trip policies and Lost Child Protocol.
For Voucher Providers and Other Programs
New York State Market Rate
New York State Office of Children and Family Services established the maximum rates for New York City Child Care. Rate increases may be requested once a year and must be justified with documentation. The request and documentation process requires the submission of a completed application. Please use the appropriate instructions and application, based on the type of program/provider, by clicking on the link below:
- Group Day Care Program
- Licensed Group Family or Registered Family Child Care Provider
- Legally Exempt (Informal) Provider
- Also needed for submission:
Legally-Exempt/Informal Child Care Provider Enrollment
New York State regulations require all legally-exempt child care providers (also known as informal providers) who provide child care services for a child residing in New York City to be approved, enrolled, and monitored by the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), New York City’s Legally-Exempt Enrollment Agency. Learn more and get the required forms