2019 Preschool Development Grant Planning Grant

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Vermont is committed to supporting children’s earliest experiences as they transition from home to childcare, preschool and into kindergarten. At the end of 2018, Vermont’s Child Development Division of the Department for Children and Families applied for and was awarded a federal grant known as the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B-5). The grant funded the Child Development Division and its key early childhood partners including BBF, the Maternal-Child Health Division of the Department of Health, and the Agency of Education proposed to utilize this grant to deliver on five key activities designed to meet the stated goals.

  •  Activity 1: Developing an early childhood needs assessment and related reports to document systemic needs (Vermont Early Childhood Needs Assessment)
  • Activity 2: Updating the strategic plan for Vermont’s early childhood system [The Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP)Webinar]
  • Activity 3: Maximizing family knowledge and choice
  • Activity 4: Sharing best practices and incremental improvements to the early care and education system
  • Activity 5: Improving overall system quality through assessing data gaps, expanding access to data, and expanding professional development opportunities for early childhood practitioners. Quality was also prioritized through enhanced collaboration and coordination among early care and education providers in a mixed-delivery system

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