The Sustaining Facility Quality (SFQ) – Facility Incentives activity supports facilities to maintain high quality early care and education by providing unrestricted grant awards to 4 and 5 star rated programs or those with NAEYC national accreditation.
To participate in SFQ, child care facilities must: have a star rating of 4 or higher or be NAEYC nationally accredited in Buncombe County, have documented approval for accepting subsidized children, have a written Transition To Kindergarten (TTK) plan on file if serving rising kindergartners, attend an orientation session, and complete an application.
Facility awards in SFQ are based on four criteria:
- Low caregiver turnover
- Star rated license 4 or 5 or NAEYC national accreditation
- Offering health insurance and a sick leave policy for teachers
- And/or enrolling infants/toddlers under 24 months of age.
For more information, please contact:
Carey Price, Finance and Contracts Manager
Phone: (828) 285-9333 ext. 1005
Email: [email protected]