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Announcing OPEN SOLICITATION #2019-68 Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Issue Date: September 12, 2019

Deadline for Submitting Questions: September 20, 2019

Closing Date: October 4, 2019 4 p.m.

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. For information regarding the Montgomery County Collaboration, its initiatives and programs, visit our website at www.collaborationcouncil.org.

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and transition age youth ages 16-24. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops, webinars, and certification training programs with content that supports/aligns with youth development principles, social emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. The topics included in this open solicitation were identified through written feedback from practitioners and supervisors attending CoP workshops and the annual Youth Development and Mentoring Symposium.

CoP Open Solicitation Proposal Information

The Collaboration Council seeks proposals from organizations and qualified individuals with experience using adult learning principles to facilitate workshops and webinars. CoP workshops programs are 3-4 hours in length, facilitated using adult learning principles and support the principles of youth development. In the proposal, each workshop and webinar description must include:

  • Content with the most up to date research
  •  Interactive group learning experiences
  • Youth development principles
  • An agenda
  • A complete list of participant materials

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Announcing Open Solicitation #2019-66 Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Issue Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Closing Date: : Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

The Collaboration Council leads Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), the County’s initiative to create a local out-of-school time (OST) system that will increase the number of quality programs promoting positive youth development, especially in our most vulnerable communities, that will inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential (see www.excelbeyondthebell.org for more information).

Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School Program

As part of this initiative, a three-year out-of-school time pilot was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). In its first year, EBB programs were located at Argyle Middle School in Wheaton, Roberto Clemente in Germantown, and A. Marion Loiederman in Silver Spring. EBB school sites have expanded to include Francis Scott Key in Silver Spring, Forest Oak in Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village in Montgomery Village, Neelsville in Germantown, and Col. E. Brooke Lee in Silver Spring.

The Collaboration Council seeks Letters of Interest from organizations and qualified individuals to serve as a pre-approved pool of potential out-of-school time vendors to serve middle school students at a particular school or schools within the Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School out-of-school time system. Vendors are strongly encouraged to consider operating at more than one location.

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Healthy & Free lunch for Children 18 & under this summer

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Open Sites 6/18—8/24

11:00 am — 1:00 pm

TESS Community Services Center • 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 6/25—8/10

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

John F. Kennedy High School • 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 7/2—8/10

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Germantown Library • 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown, MD

Montgomery Knolls Elementary School • 807 Daleview Drive, Silver Spring, MD

11:30 am — 1:00 pm

Forest Oak Middle School • 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD

Harmony Hills Elementary School • 13407 Lydia Street, Silver Spring, MD

Francis Scott Key Middle School • 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Lake Seneca Elementary School • 13600 Wanegarden Drive, Germantown, MD

Middlebrook Mobile Home Park • 19515 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Fairland Elementary School • 14315 Fairdale Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Roberto W. Clemente Middle School • 18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD

Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School • 11800 Monticello Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 7/9—8/3

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Viers Mill Elementary School • 11711 Joseph Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35% of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and this program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

 Our goal is to provide meals to as many children as possible!

Does My Program Qualify for Summer Meals? 

The program must be located in a school or at a location close to a school where 50% of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced price meals. If the school is a middle or high school, the closest elementary school must have the 50% free/reduced student enrollment.

If the program is not located in a school where the 50% free/reduced student enrollment exists, the program may still qualify based on the actual list of enrollees.

The program needs to be supervised by a person responsible for ordering meals and insuring that food safety standards are met. The supervisor MUST be present during meal time.

If My Program Qualifies, How Do I Get Started?

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 301.284.4900.

You will be scheduled to attend a training and will learn how to order, store and distribute meals.

What if I Don’t Have a Program, But I Have a Child and Want Him/Her to Receive Summer Meals? 

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 301.284.4900 or click here for the walk-in locations throughout the county.

For More Information: SummerFoodProgram@mcpsmd.org or 301.284.4900

Kindergarten Orientation Set to Begin April 3

The 2018 kindergarten orientation season kicks off on April 3. During orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers and other staff members. The sessions—scheduled at every elementary school between April 3 and May 26—are for children who will be five years old by September 1, 2018, and their parents. Parents should call their home school to make an appointment to register for that school’s specific date(s). Parents who are not sure which elementary school serves their area should contact the Boundaries Office at 240-314-4700 or access the School Assignment Locator on the MCPS website.  Kindergarten information

Prekindergarten/Head Start Registration Begins March 5

Parents who want to register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2018-2019 school year can do so starting Monday, March 5. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, and families must be income-eligible to apply.

For more information about eligibility guidelines, location and times of community registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 301-230-0676 or visit the MCPS website.

Prekindergarten/Head Start program registration

Free Homework Help!

MCPS Offers free homework help for students through:

Ask Teachers for Help.

ONLINE HELP MON – THUR 6 – 9 PM

Via: Website, Text, Email, Snapchat, & the new HHL app! (Your homework questions receive an online response.)

LIVE ON TV

TUE – THUR 4:30 – 6 PM

Via: Phone, Website, Text, Email, Snapchat, & the HHL app! (Your homework questions are addressed on the air live.)

Summer Read and Learn 2017 – Build a Better World.

Summer Read & Learn for children, teens, and adults runs June 10–September 10!
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites all students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”
  • Children can register on-line or in person at any of the MCPL Branch libraries.

Healthy & Free lunch for Children 18 & under this summer

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Argyle Middle School

2400 Bel Pre Road • Silver Spring, MD

July 10 — 28 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

City of Faith

8051 Cessna Avenue, Suite 160 • Gaithersburg, MD

June 19 — Sept. 1 • 2:00-2:30 PM

Fox Chapel Elementary School

19315 Archdale Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Gaithersburg
Elementary School

35 North Summit Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD

July 10 ­— August 11 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Key Middle School

910 Schindler Drive • Silver Spring, MD

June 26 ­— August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Middlebrook Mobile

19515 North Frederick Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

North Creek Community Center

20125 Arrowhead Road • Montgomery Village, MD

June 19 — August 11 • 12:30-2:00 PM

Northwood High School

919 University Blvd., West • Silver Spring, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Watkins Mill High School

10301 Apple Ridge Road • Gaithersburg, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35% of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and this program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

Maryland Early Childhood Career Guide

The Maryland Early Childhood Career Guide is now available.  This guide, developed by the Maryland Department of Education,  provides an overview of careers in early childhood education in Maryland, including jobs available, job responsibilities, educational requirements and recommendations, and potential job settings. Information about financial assistance is also provided. There are a number of different paths that can be taken to a career in early childhood education; visit the guide for more information. 

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