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Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy – State Education Standard, 2018
Americans share an expectation that government will serve the common good, creating inescapable pressure for public agencies--especially those that serve young children--to perform well. Yet education and human services agencies continually struggle to respond to the complex conditions in which children are born. How can they address the practical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 2018
Many states are building systems and structures to integrate their early care and education data. Combining data from different programs and agencies that serve young children allows policymakers and program decision makers to better answer critical questions about the needs of families in their communities, as well as questions about services and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Early Intervention, Participation
Minnesota Department of Education, 2017
This document contains all of the Minnesota kindergarten academic standards in the content areas of Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. For each content area there is a short overview followed by a coding diagram of how the standards are organized and displayed. This document is adapted from the official versions…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Art Education
Caron, B.; Kendall, R.; Wilson, G.; Hash. M. – Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
The Early Learning Challenge (ELC) program awarded more than $1 billion in four-year grants to 20 States to implement comprehensive and cohesive high-quality early learning systems that support young children with high needs and their families. A key lever in making these improvements was the enhancement of States' Quality Rating and Improvement…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Needs, Quality Control
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information about what States with Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants are doing to support coaching as a professional development strategy. This information will be helpful to other States as they explore ways to support early childhood educators in improving their…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Training Methods, State Programs, Faculty Development
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared in response to a request for examples of developmental screening activities in Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States. This information will be helpful to States as they consider how to identify and address health, behavioral, and developmental needs of children with high needs. To address this request, ELC TA reviewed…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Development, Staff Development
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This resource was prepared for an Early Learning Challenge (ELC) State in response to a request for information about initiatives to improve the quality of child care and early education provided by family, friends, and neighbors in the 20 RTT-ELC States. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Annual Reports, Family Programs
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
Minnesota's vision for its Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) work was based in years of research showing the impact of high quality early childhood programs on children's school readiness and success in life. Minnesota's State plan was to increase access to high quality early learning development programs for children across…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2016
This Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) annual performance report for the year 2015 describes Minnesota's accomplishments, lessons learned, challenges, and strategies Minnesota will implement to address those challenges. Minnesota's remarkable progress in increasing participation in their tiered quality rating and improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State for information about the Transformation Zones that 10 RTT-ELC States had included as key projects in their RTT-ELC plans. This information will be helpful to other States as they consider how to continue to increase the quality of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information about the innovations and lessons learned as the result of the investments States have made in transforming their workforce using their Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants. These strategies and accomplishments will be helpful to other States as they…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Two of the most important educational benchmarks are readiness for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade. Focusing on emergent literacy skills during the PreK years boosts reading abilities and helps young learners reach these critical goals. Research validates what works in teaching children to read: Well-trained tutors and…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, State Programs, Preschool Education
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Ittner, Anne; Helman, Lori; Burns, Matthew; McComas, Jennifer – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
Research highlights the importance of individualized approaches and coaching to ongoing professional learning (Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, & Orphanos, 2009). The purpose of this article is to describe an initiative that set out to help all students become proficient readers by 3rd grade. It demonstrates how coaching can support…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Organizational Objectives, Educational Needs, Teacher Education
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
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