California was recently awarded a competitive three-year Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R) through the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. California will receive $13.4 million each year for three years for a total of $40.2 million through December 30, 2022. The governor appointed the California Health and Human Services Agency as the lead agency for the grant in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE). It is anticipated that projects for the PDG-R will begin in July 2020.
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.
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Prior to this grant, CDE was awarded a competitive federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG-I). You can find more details about the initial Preschool Development Grant throughout this extensive website. Please explore further and feel free to click the “provide input” button below if you have further questions.