Preschool Development Grant
February 26, 2020
The Early Childhood Center served as the evaluator for the federal Preschool Development Grant that was awarded to the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning for the coordination of Hoosier Early Education Resources from January of 2019 through February of 2020. The grant funded 23 projects to build a unified birth to five system with a special focus on understanding the needs and best practices for infants and toddlers, vulnerable populations, preschool children, and children in rural areas. Through the grant funding a needs assessment was conducted of the birth-five landscape, a strategic plan was developed to address the findings of the needs assessment, best practices were identified, and recommendations were developed for a data roadmap. Of the 23 funded projects, 18 projects engaged with 2,511 early childhood stakeholders.