ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative- Request For Applications (RFA)
ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative Background
The ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative is the latest Department of Early Childhood (DEC) strategy dedicated to supporting the city’s children, families, and early educators. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to produce improved outcomes for San Francisco’s children and families, by providing additional compensation to support a well-educated, well-compensated, and stable workforce through the Early Educator Salary Support Grant or CARES 3.0. DEC is fully committed to providing resources to programs and individuals that rewards ECE teachers for increased educational attainment, as this can lead to better outcomes for children.
DEC is seeking applications from Early Learning San Francisco (ELS) Centers and Family Child Care Qualified programs to apply for an opportunity to participate in the ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative. Teaching staff eligible for this compensation initiative strategy include:
• Part-time teachers and assistant teachers working in the classroom a minimum of 20 hours per week and less than 30 hours per week; participation in the CA ECE Workforce Registry is required.
• Full-time teachers and assistant teachers working in the classroom 30 hours or more per week; participation in the CA ECE Workforce Registry is required.
Funding amounts are based on a combination of the number of subsidy eligible children being served in the ELS program, the educational qualifications of the eligible teaching staff, and classroom role. Some educators will be eligible for a CARES 3.0 stipend, while others will receive an annual wage increase through an Early Educator Salary Support Grant to qualifying organizations. Funding for this initiative is subject to availability, as well as verifiable enrollment data and educational attainment documentation.