FAQ for Preschool Development Grant Matching Funds Requirement
The PDG B 5 Funding Announcement requires a 30% match of requested federal funds. This document is intended to provide states with information and suggestions for ways to meet the match requirement, however, please note this information is not an official interpretation of the federal policy.
Creating Family Centered Partnerships in Minnesota
Podcast August 23, 2022
Amanda Varley is the Preschool Development Grant Manager for the Minnesota Department of Education. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart talks with Amanda about the ways her department has utilized partnerships to center family voices and increase opportunities for children and families.
Bright Spot: Charlotte Bilingual Preschool
Video August 17, 2022
This Video highlights Charlotte Bilingual Preschool in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Bilingual Preschool (CltBP) prepares Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior dual language, multi-cultural early childhood education.
Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021
Report December 8, 2021
The Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021 provides tactical information to help leaders better understand the policy levers available to support early educator compensation, which is so critical right now when we can finally address this critical problem. In this update, we’ve included examples of states and counties implementing in different ways the eight strategies covered in the backgrounder, which are: compensation scales and standards, wage stipends and bonus payments, individual tax credits for child care educators, ARPA child care stabilization subgrants, child care assistance, benefits, apprenticeships, and pre-K parity for child care.