RACE TO THE TOP EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE GRANT OVERVIEW 2012 – 2015. Nine states were awarded a Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant:. California, Delaware, MARYLAND , Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington.
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Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant:
California, Delaware, MARYLAND, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
North Carolina, Ohio,
Rhode Island and Washington
Create 24 local early childhood councils
Project 3 state planEstablish Early Childhood Breakthrough Centers
Provide and coordinate existing services for families with children, birth to five years
Judy Center Partnerships
Establish two satellite sites at Title 1 schools
Preschool for All
Establish five sites in Title 1 attendance areas.
Coaching & Mentoring Inclusion Project
Provide coaching & mentoring to programs serving children (3-5 years of age) who have an IEP/IFSP
Project 4 state planRevise the existing early learning standards to align with Common Core Standards.
Expand the language
program, VIOLETS, to 150 classrooms in MD EXCELS
Implement two field tests of the Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program (STEM)
Develop aGuide to Early Childhood Pedagogy to support the use of early learning standards and assessment
Project 6 state planRevise Maryland’s comprehensive assessment system in early childhood, including the Maryland Model for School Readiness
Project 7 state planChild Development Innovations: Early Intervention and Prevention Programs to Support Health and Behavioral Needs
Maryland’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project
Developmental Screening for all Early Learning and Development Programs and Pediatricians
Social Emotional Foundations
for Early Learning
Develop Maryland’s Family and Community Engagement Framework
Create Family Advisory Councils in local libraries in or near Title I school attendance areas, to include Family Information Centers and resource kits.
Expand Parent-Child Learning Parties to 25% of all early learning and development programs in Title 1 school attendance areas.
Expand Reach Out and Read program to primary care physicians and pediatricians. Distribute books and information to over 46,000 children and their families.
MD Longitudinal Data System
Blog Site to Post Questions
Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
Maryland EXCELS (QRIS) Draft Standards
This project is funded under PL 111-5 and 112-10. 14005 and 14006, Division A, of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended by Section 1832(B) of Division B of Public Law 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.