Request for Proposals – BIPOC Leadership Development for Early Childhood Educators
Issue date: September 25, 2020
Buncombe Partnership for Children is seeking written quotes for an individual or company to provide content for and facilitation of a six-month Leadership Development program for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) early education teachers and program administrators in Buncombe County, NC.
The successful contractor will provide a comprehensive cohort program that includes coaching, training and hands on support to ten BIPOC early childhood educators and administrators by creating a mutually supportive learning & growing community. Services are expected to be complete by April 30, 2021 with all payments for services made by June 30, 2021.
Buncombe Partnership for Children will be responsible for recruiting participants. This cohort will be marketed to child care facilities participating in our Sustaining Facility Quality (SFQ) grant program. SFQ participating facilities may receive a $1,000 bonus if a teacher/administrator successfully participates in the cohort by attending 80% of scheduled cohort meetings. Proof of attendance will be provided by the contractor.
During the contract period, the contractor will:
- Provide documentation of attendance, including individual and group coaching sessions completed, sign-in sheets/Zoom chat transcripts
- Provide documentation of content, such as meeting agendas/outlines, individual evaluation forms, and feedback from participants (may exclude identifying information)
- Meet with the Assistant Director and lead program staff as requested to discuss progress, review results, and identify next steps for this and/or other participant cohorts;
- Submit a detailed invoice(s) for services rendered to Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804 no later than May 15, 2021.
Individuals and agencies interested in providing Leadership Development services should send a written quote for services using the application below and including the proposed cost, not to exceed $20,000, qualifications of the individual(s) to provide the services, goals and focus of the cohort, and a timeline for services to be rendered.
Written quotes should be sent to Caroline Rodier, Assistant Director, Buncombe Partnership for Children, firstname.lastname@example.org, and must be received by the close of business on Friday, October 2, 2020. For questions or more information, contact Caroline Rodier by email or at 828-407-2053. Applicants shall be notified about selection by October 16, 2020 and work will begin immediately.
Please respond to the questions below.
Name of person submitting this proposal:
- Briefly describe the services to be provided, including the goals and focus of the cohort.
- Describe the timeline of services to be rendered.
- What are the qualifications of the individual(s) who will provide the services?
- What is the proposed cost, not to exceed $20,000?
Buncombe Partnership for Children’s (BPFC) mission is to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development beginning at birth. Given that the majority of brain development occurs between a child’s birth and their entry into kindergarten, we invest in children 0-5, their families and the early educators who care for and teach them to partner with local organizations to deliver programs that:
*Improve the quality of early care and education
*Increase access to high quality early care and education
* Expand early literacy opportunities
* Offer family support
*Support children’s healthy development
Additionally, BPFC serves as the backbone organization for the Asheville Buncombe Preschool Planning Collaborative (ABPPC), a community collaborative focused on the expansion of high-quality, accessible child care. ABPPC is a partner in a local coalition of coalitions, Family-friendly Affordable Buncombe focused on housing, transit and child care. More information about our work can be found at http://buncombepfc.org.
As a majority White-led organization, staff and board members have been working to understand our individual privilege, white supremacy power structures, and address inequities in our business structure and the early childhood field. We have much of our own internal work to do. As a local early childhood funder, we have the power to focus resources to lift up, grow, and support the leadership of BIPOC teachers and administrators. We are looking for a consulting partner who can support us in this process.