WHAT IS INKIND?
INKIND is donated time, space, supplies or services provided to our program at no cost. Goods and services normally free of charge do not qualify as inkind.
WHY IS INKIND IMPORTANT?
HEADSTART FUNDS come directly from the federal government. However, they do not provide all the funds needed to operate our program. They expect that 20% of our funds come from “inkind donations” of time, space, or materials that the program would otherwise purchase.
HOW IS VOLUNTEER TIME VALUED?
VOLUNTEER TIME is “valued” at the rate the program would have to pay for the services. For example, a dollar amound for a parent helping in the classroom would be assigned at a rate equal to that of the teacher. The dollar amounts for time, space, and materials are totaled to reach our required match.
Examples of In-Kind
VOLUNTEER IN THE CLASSROOM
Greet children, help with arrival routinesHelp with meal timeHelp children wash their handsRead or tell stories to childrenParticipate in Circle TimeHelp in all activity areas in the classroom including art, cooking experiences, building and moreGetting materials ready to use for a classroom projectShare family recipes, stories, or cultural traditionsShare a hobby or a talentAssist children with teeth-brushingAssist children with playing a musical instrument or singingd.
VOLUNTEER OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
DONATING CENTER MATERIALS
Home Activiy Sheets: Parent time spent at home working with their child on activities that are based on individual assessments and are part of the written curriculum