Laura Benn of the Yolo County Library seeks to share information about the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) and a survey/meeting notification for local community partners and caregivers with young children. These meetings are vital so that all voices can be heard in the early learning statewide conversations. It is also an important opportunity for folks to engage in the early learning conversation with their local community members and the state assessment teams. Please see below for more information.
Dear California Parents, Educators & Community Members,
Do you have ideas for how to improve California’s early learning and care system to best meet the needs of all children and families? What would help your family access quality learning and care? What would help providers to better support children and families?
In December 2018, the California Department of Education (CDE) as the state lead agency, was awarded a competitive federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) for $10,620,000 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federally required PDG B-5 activities include: 1) completing a comprehensive needs assessment of the State's current early learning and care system; 2) developing an actionable PDG Strategic Plan; and (3) implementing projects that lay the foundation for systems improvements that will benefit children, parents and providers. California’s PDG B-5 is intended to move the State closer to a mixed delivery early learning and care system that supports children age birth through five, their families and communities.
To achieve the PDG goals, we are seeking input from community members, parents, and educators. Please register for one of the seven Regional Engagement Sessions.
The project described was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0015-01-01, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Maya B. Washington
Project Manager - Pre-school Development Grant
Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS)
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107