Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What's new with Washington's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant?

Washington was one of nine states to win a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant in December. Since that time, DEL and partners have truly been racing to capitalize on this opportunity to improve outcomes for Washington's youngest learners.

RTT-ELC is about reforming early education efforts in our state to help ensure the strongest outcomes for children. Washington's grant is being used to take key initiatives to scale and align them within the early learning system: 

  • Explanding and enhancing Early Achievers (our state's quality rating and improvement system).
  • Taking the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Kids (WaKIDS) statewide.
  • Improving professional development opportunities for those who care for and teach young children.
Find out more in our May 2012 RTT-ELC update.

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