The Preschool Development Grant (PDG) is a grant funded through the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the PDG is to improve early learning and care (ELC) systems through six key activities. California received one initial grant in 2019 and two renewal grants which continue through 2023.
PDG funding timeline
- January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019: PDG-Initial (PDG-I), managed by the California Department of Education (CDE)
- January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022: PDG-Renewal (PDG-R), managed by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS)
- January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023: Continuation of PDG-Renewal (PDG-R) and start of PDG-Planning (PDG-P), managed by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
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.
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.