Details for Daycare Center
SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR A DAYCARE CENTER Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) Fort Meade, SD 57741, is issuing sources sought for a daycare center. VA BHHCS intends to enter a revocable license or lease for buildings #120, #72E & #85, approximately 2,492 square feet, for operating a Child Care Center. Interested parties must provide in their proposal: 1) Organization name, address, email address, telephone number, and current level of experience operating a daycare center that meets The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC eligibility is in VHA Handbook 1025.02-Child Care Service on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Property 2) Cost per child to include meals & snacks for the two different age groups (0-2yrs. old and 3yrs. and up) 3) Family discounts for more than two children in the center 4) Hourly rate for part-time care 5) Ability to meet minimum Hours of Operation from 6am – 6pm Monday through Friday. 6) Process for determination of closure on Observed Federal Holidays and School District closure dates. In VHA Handbook 1025.02 section 6C.5: Achieve accreditation by the NAEYC: Centers must have an initial site visit after 1 year of operation and every 3 years thereafter. Site visits are conducted by the National VHA Child Care Program Manager. The child care provider must maintain accreditation through the renewal process of the National Association of Early Childhood Programs during the child care provider’s tenure on VA property. Child Care Centers who fail to maintain their certification or allow certification to expire must begin the process of re-accreditation thru NAEYC within (6) months of NAEYC certification expiration. This requirement does not apply to child care services established under the Revocable License authority. Programs established under this authority generally are not full-service child care programs, such as summer camp, or before and after school programs. These intermittent programs are not subject to accreditation, as the accreditation body does not accredit intermittent programs. tailored capability statements addressing the of this effort to run a daycare center, with appropriate documentation supporting claims of organizational and staff capability. Please reply to Marie Cooper by 5-17-19 at: email@example.com or 605-720-7452.