America's Middle Class Promise Begins Early
- New Date!
Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs—Webinar Series Kickoff
Thursday, February 11th, 3:00 pm, EST.
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services invite you to watch the Google Hangout for a discussion about inclusion in early childhood programs and why it matters to states, early childhood programs, families, and young children with and without disabilities.
Michael Yudin Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education Linda Smith Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Libby Doggett Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Learning U.S. Department of Education Aaron Bishop Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The discussion kicks off a series of webinars on the research, practice, and public awareness of inclusion in early childhood programs, to be held over the next several months.
Click here to view the event.
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Preschool Development Grants Brochure
Check out and share this brochure providing an overview of the Preschool Development Grants program and accomplishments in the first two years.
- ED and HHS Release Early Learning Challenge Annual Performance Reports for 20 States.
To accompany the individual reports ED released a Progress Update on the 20 Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge States. This report shows Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge states are rapidly improving the quality of early learning programs while enrolling more children, especially from low- and moderate income families, in the highest-quality programs.
- Pay for Success Catching on as Early Childhood Education Funding Option.
View this blog posting by Libby Doggett, ED's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning to learn more about Pay For Success, an innovative funding approach being explored in early childhood.
- #RethinkDiscipline in Early Childhood Settings
OSERS Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin recently convened a panel of experts for an online discussion about the use of suspensions and expulsions in early childhood settings, and local efforts to end the use of exclusionary discipline for young children. Please watch the discussion on:
Google Hangout YouTube
- ED and HHS Award $237M in Early Education Grants
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that 18 states will receive second year awards under the Preschool Development Grant program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for all children.
- HHS Launches New Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Administration on Children and Families (ACF) has funded a new cross-sector Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System.