Federal Preschool Development Grant Birth-5
Ultimately, the PDG B-5 initiative will accelerate Virginia’s development of an equitable early childhood system that delivers stable, affordable, and quality early care and education for the state’s families and children, particularly those who are most vulnerable and will benefit the most. In doing so, Virginia seeks to make significant progress toward the prioritized outcome of preparing children for kindergarten, putting them on track for success in school and in life. Read full press release here. The School Readiness Committee will provide guidance to the PDG effort, especially through an Impact Workgroup.
To view a list of PDG B-5 communities, click here.
PDG TA Sessions
- April 9, 2019 Materials
- June 13, 2019 Materials
- September 17, 2019 Materials
- December 12, 2019 Materials
- March 12, 2020 Materials
Final Draft of Virginia's Unified Early Learning and Development Standards - Now Open for Public comments!
Virginia is working across stakeholders and experts to develop a unified set of early learning and development (ELD) standards for all children ages birth to five. The Virginia Department of Education is providing the opportunity for input on the draft version of the ELD Standards. The public comment period for fall is open from October 1-October 22. To provide feedback, please fill out the following survey.
STATEWIDE NEEDS ASSESSMENT and STRATEGIC PLAN
Through the PDG B-5 grant, Virginia seeks to understand the current state of early care and education and what it will take to provide children with quality care, support, and a strong start in life. Key activities of the grant include the production of a statewide needs assessment and a strategic plan to inform efforts to improve equitable access to quality early care and education for children ages birth to five in Virginia. Both resources, announced by the Governor on August 8, 2019, were developed with input from a broad range of stakeholders and with guidance from the School Readiness Committee and its Impact Workgroup.