You will hear a lot of talk about “raising in-kind” during the year at
your school.  We have to match every five dollars that we receive
to serve your child from the federal government with one dollar of
locally raised in-kind services or cash (20% match). We will never
charge you a fee for the program. But we can value the time that
you and your family or neighbors volunteer to help your child and
teacher at the center or at raising events to help match the grant.
There are definite rules and guidelines for in-kind and fund raising.
Your Center Director will give you a packet of information with the
rules and forms for documenting your volunteer time and

Some examples of “IN-KIND” are:

  • Reading to your child
  • Time spent and miles traveled to doctors and dentists.
  • Time spent with Home Visitor  
  • Time spent and miles traveled to the center for meetings, volunteering
    in the classroom, kitchen, office, field trips, or custodian/grounds work.
  • Consultants: Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist,  Physical
    Therapist, Principal, Early Intervention Teacher, Adaptive P.E. Teacher,
  • Miles traveled to center
  • Travel time to center
  • There are other examples so feel free to ask!

Don’t forget: consultants are contracted with RCCDC at discounted

IMPORTANT- Turn in all “IN-KIND” to the Center Director Assistant
at the end of the month so she/he can enter all volunteers into
PROMIS. The CDA will then send your entire center’s “IN-KIND” to
the Accounting Department by the fifth of the following month. Do
not hold and turn in several months at once or wait until the end of
the fiscal year.
We need your “IN-KIND” today!