What is the Preschool Development Grant (PDG)?
The Preschool Development Grant (PDG) is a U.S. federal grant received by California in 2019 and runs through 2022. There are two phases of the PDG: PDG-Initial (PDG-I), managed by the California Department of Education (CDE) and PDG-Renewal (PDG-R), managed by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS). California is using this grant to improve early learning and care (ELC) systems throughout the state.
Build capacity by unifying the ELC system and streamlining governance at state and local levels.
Maximize parent and family knowledge, elevate parent voices, and strengthen parent connections to ELC and other supportive services.
Develop a unified professional development system for the ELC workforce.
Increase the supply and quality of ELC opportunities by redesigning the state’s quality and professional development system.