Request for Investment - Family Child Care Pilot RFI for 2017-18

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Family Child Care Pilot RFI for 2017-18

RFI Release

January 25, 2017

Information Sessions
Info Session #1:  February 1, 2017,  6:30 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA  98104

Info Session #2:  February 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA  98104

ENTRANCE TO BUILDING:  Please enter the Seattle Municipal Tower through the main entrance at Columbia and Fifth Avenue.
Question and Answer Period and Deadline: 

Q & A Period:  February 7 - 22, CLOSED
Deadline:  4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Email all questions to

Response Deadline*  (Applications Due)

4:30 p.m.,Wednesday, March 1, 2017, CLOSED

See submission instructions in Section 6, page 10 of RFI. See below FORMS: RFI to download.

Interviews  These dates may be subject to change:  March 22 - 27, 2017
Notification to Successful Applicant(s)  By April 10, 2017
Contract Start Date  June 30, 2017
Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. DEEL will publish updates to the timeline if needed.

Download RFI, Download Attachment #1 DEEL Resources, Download Attachment #2 Fiscal,
Download Attachment #3 Coaching
RFI Addenda: N/A
Application: Download Application (Download Exhibit A , Download Exhibit B , Download Exhibit C, and Download Exhibit D)

Information session presentation: Download Presentation
Questions & Answers

Download Questions and Answers Updated and Final  2/24/17

How and where to submit:

Please refer to pages 10 and 11 of the RFI. See link under FORMS:RFI above.

Mao Svy,, (206) 684-0169


The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is seeking to contract for the 2017-18 school year with up to two organizations to serve as "Hub" agencies for the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Family Child Care Pilot. The Hub will be responsible for:

  ·      Recruiting eligible Seattle FCC providers to participate in the pilot;

·        Serving as a fiscal agent and establishing contracts with recruited providers; and

·        Providing technical assistance to the recruited "network" of Seattle FCC providers.

This Hub-Network structure is intended to support participation of family child care providers within the Seattle Preschool Program. DEEL will allocate up to 50 SPP slots to the FCC pilot program for the 2017-18 school year. The number of Hubs and the number of preschool slots allocated will vary depending on the quality of the RFI responses and the capacity of the selected Hubs.

DEEL will compensate the Hub organization up to $70,000 in base and performance pay for the 12-month contract period. Hubs will also be permitted to withhold up to 10% ($1,000) of the preschool slot payment ($10,000); the Hub will pay FCC providers at least 90% of the preschool slot payment. FCC providers will have access to DEEL-managed professional development and coaching, public health support, start-up funds, and other SPP provider resources as appropriate.

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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