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Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2017
This brief examines braiding, blending, and layering funding streams as possible strategies for supporting and sustaining high quality preschool programs. Interviews across three states with school district administrators, a Head Start director, and the director of a child care program illustrate how some leaders at the local level combine…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Educational Finance, Administrator Attitudes
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2017
The United States is becoming a more culturally and linguistically diverse nation. This is especially true when we look at the youngest generation of learners. This growing diversity increases the need to accurately identify young children as dual language learners (DLLs) prior to kindergarten. Ensuring educators have a strong understanding of…
Descriptors: State Policy, Bilingual Students, Educational Practices, Needs Assessment
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2017
The transition to kindergarten is an important time in the young life of a preschooler. Research has shown that the quality of children's kindergarten transition processes has implications for their future academic and social outcomes, and the level of family engagement in kindergarten. Research further indicates that children living in families…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Educational Policy
Mitchell, Susan; Fonseca, Manuela; LaFave, Allison – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
There is growing unease about suspension and expulsion of children at the preschool level. Preschoolers are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students (Gilliam, 2005). Boys--particularly African-American boys--comprise a disproportionate number of these cases, a fact that has caused concern among parents, policymakers, and advocates alike.…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
This brief examines the curricular policies and guidelines of the eighteen Preschool Development or Expansion Grantees. It explores how these states are addressing the curriculum-related requirements of the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) program. This brief clarifies the PDG requirements, discusses aspects of curriculum, and presents a snapshot…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Educational Policy, Guidelines, Preschool Education
Mitchell, Susan – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
This document compiles information from multiple sources to offer readers a snapshot of Preschool Development and Expansion Grant (PDG) states' progress towards implementing a full comprehensive assessment system, as well as the tools they are using for each of the components.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, State Programs, Program Implementation
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) grantees and Head Start programs are funded to provide high-quality preschool education and comprehensive services to families meeting federal poverty guidelines. The overlap of program standards and services across these two programs provides unique opportunities for partnerships. This document provides examples…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Grants