The Preschool Development Grant team will increase the support and capacity for family, friend, and neighbor caregivers, family child care providers, and home-visiting providers to provide quality care for underserved populations, particularly infants and toddlers and low-income children and families living in rural and isolated communities and/or experiencing trauma stemming from homelessness, disasters, or other sources.
Activities will include:
- Building capacity of local Quality Counts California consortia to assist caregivers and providers
- Improving early learning and care (ELC) workforce capacity to serve children with or at risk for developmental delays, children with challenging behaviors, and those who have experienced trauma
- Aligning quality standards across ELC programs and settings
- Expanding state and tribal partnerships to support high-quality ELC services for tribal families and their children