How Are Early Learning Challenge Grant Recipients Targeting Infants and Toddlers?
In December 2011, nine states were awarded four-year Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (ELC) grants. Here's how they will improve early learning and development programs.
All of the grant recipients’ plan s will positively impact infants and toddlers through a variety of broad strategies such as: expanding participation in tiered quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), increasing access to high quality professional development, expanding and aligning early learning standards, and strengthening screening practices.
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This excerpt from "Meeting the Challenge: How the Newest Early Learning Challenge Grantees Can Meet the Needs of Infants and Toddlers" discusses grantees’ plans to engage and support families.
This article, released in June 2014, discusses how the most recent ELC grantees (Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont) are targeting infants and toddlers.
This PowerPoint presentation emphasizes the importance of supporting early learning beginning from birth and provides information on how the unique needs of infants and toddlers can be addressed in e…