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Early Childhood Action Collective RFQ

Early Childhood Action Collective Request for Qualifications for Professional Writing Services

The Early Childhood Action Collective (ECAC), a new initiative at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), sponsored by The William Penn Foundation, is seeking subject matter experts (SME) to author or co-author one or more policy papers related specifically to Philadelphia early childhood education, but intended for a broader general audience. The papers will inform the development of a Universal Pre-K Program in the city and examine related issues. The topics are not yet finalized, but will include subjects related to quality, access, resources, funding, workforce, infants and toddlers, and services for at-risk children. The papers will range from 2 to 15 pages in length, and will be developed throughout 2016 and 2017. All will be widely publicized by PHMC and the William Penn Foundation and shared with diverse audiences including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and the general public. Stipends will be available for authors.

ECAC will provide general outlines of proposed topics, and local contacts to provide context and information. Deliverables will be reviewed by advisors and ECAC staff.

All contracts resulting from this solicitation will be between PHMC and responding entities. All contracts are subject to availability of funds.

Services Needed
ECAC seeks professionals with general early childhood education policy expertise as well as specialized expertise in areas determined by advisors.

Written products will be delivered between April 2016 and December 2017. Writing opportunities will be identified on a rolling basis, and SMEs may register with the program at any time up until September 2017. The duration of each project will vary based on the needs of the organization. Multiple projects may be assigned to some consultants.

All submissions must be sent via email to

Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for this opportunity. Organizations must identify the specific individuals who will conduct the work, and include details of their qualifications.