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June 2016 ECD Newsletter highlights monthly accomplishments

This document highlights the accomplishments of the The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development (ECD) which is the focal point within HHS for early childhood development. ECD provides oversight to two of the largest early childhood federal programs – Head Start and Child Care including the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. The office also co-administers the Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and co-administers the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge and Preschool Development Grants with the U.S. Department of Education.

The goal in Delaware is to develop, attract and retain quality, effective teachers and leaders with the knowledge and skills to serve our children and families and foster improved outcomes; professionalize the field (leaders & teachers with college degrees with appropriate compensation); and align appropriately with K-12.

This document provides guidance for submitting the Needs Assessment (Section 1) and Phase 2 Implementation Plan (Sections 2-8), as well as several Appendices containing supplementary information and resources.

This document provides guidance for submission of the implementation plan for both Tribal MIECHV Development and Implementation grantees and Tribal MIECHV Implementation and Expansion grantees. The document also includes Appendices containing supplementary information and resources, including key definitions.

10 Facts about Autism

April 16, 2013

This document provides 10 facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This report provides information from the 14 States about the impressive progress they are making in reforming their early learning and development systems.

RTT-ELC Legislation

June 14, 2011

Sections 14005, 14006 and 14013 of Division A of Title XIV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, showing amendments made by §1832(b) of Division B of P.L. 112- 10 (H.R. 1473), the "Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011", April 15, 2011; 125 Stat. 163

This document describes final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

This document takes a look at implementation of the Performance Standards, the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project (EHSREP) which found that the pattern of impacts across Child Development and Health, Family Development, and Community Building, and Management Systems and Procedures was stronger for those programs that fully implemented them early.