Thursday, June 30, 2011

CSSP Comments on Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Competition

The Department of Education has created a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Fund blog for interested individuals and organizations to submit comments in advance of the competition. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) will submit comments calling for the RTT-ELC grant opportunity to reward and encourage states to incorporate the Strengthening Families approach into their vision and goals for a comprehensive early learning system. We offer two main arguments:
  • As their children's first teachers, parents are critical to optimal child outcomes and must be recognized and supported as decision-makers and leaders. 
  • The Strengthening Families Approach offers a framework and practical strategies for early childhood professionals and policymakers alike to build stronger relationships with parents and create a seamless early learning system.
For more on the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge fund check out our previous entries


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