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The Early Learning Challenge Grant Is Helping States Better Serve Infants and Toddlers

Download Files Feb 18, 2014

Here's how grant recipients are improving the quality of care infants and toddlers receive while their parents are working, and increasing the likelihood that very young children are screened for health or developmental delays.

The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant program is a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve early learning and development for young children. It does so by supporting states’ efforts to increase the number of children with high needs in early childhood settings and to build comprehensive early childhood systems.

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