Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network RFA for Western Regional Office

Issue Date: August 26, 2016

Child Development Resources (CDR), contractor for the Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network, has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) to recruit and select one organization located in the Western region of the state to employ and support one highly qualified infant and toddler specialist (ITS). The Western region includes the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton.

The ITS will provide training and professional development to center-based and family home early care and education programs to strengthen practices and enhance the healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers (birth-36 months of age). The infant and toddler specialist must have demonstrated expertise in infant and toddler development, experience with child care or other early childhood settings, excellent planning and time management skills, the ability to mentor and teach adult learners, and the capacity to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders.

The entity awarded the contract must have demonstrated capacity to employ, supervise, and provide necessary facilities and equipment; commitment to enhancing the quality of care for young children; history of effective financial management; and evidence of collaboration and support from other partners and key stakeholders.

Period of Contract: Upon contract award through June 30, 2017.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 by 4:30 pm EST. Applications are to be submitted electronically to or mailed.

Mailing address:

Attn: Amy Bornhoft
PO Box 280
Norge, VA 23127

If you have questions, please contact Amy Bornhoft at 757-378-3169 or

CDR’s contract is supported by the VDSS Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Graphite-download-icon Email letter

Graphite-download-icon Table of Contents

Graphite-download-icon RFA Face Sheet

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Graphite-download-icon Attachment A: ITS Job Description

Graphite-download-icon Attachment B: Regional Office Supervisor Checklist

Graphite-download-icon Attachment C: Itemized Sub-contract Budget for Western Regional Office

Graphite-download-icon Attachment D: Application Cover Sheet

Graphite-download-icon Attachment E: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion–Lower Tier Covered Transactions

Graphite-download-icon Attachment F: Applicant Agreement

Graphite-download-icon Attachment G: Sub-contract Agreement Template