Welcome to the California Preschool Development Grant (PDG) site.
The California Department of Education was awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through this grant California will:
- Complete a statewide needs assessment
- Develop a strategic plan
- Maximize parental choice and knowledge
- Share best practices among early learning and care providers
- Improve the overall quality of the early learning and care (ELC) programs
California PDG Strategic Plan Input
Vision & Barriers
Please complete this two-question survey on the vision and barriers of early learning and care (ELC). Your contribution will inform how the PDG Strategic Plan will be created.
ELC is defined as early childhood care, learning, and development programs provided to children from birth through age five.
To promote authentic engagement and combine diverse ideas into a coherent plan, the PDG project team will invite stakeholders to a series of collaborative discussions and related activities that will take place throughout the strategic planning process.
Please complete this two-question survey to inform how the statewide stakeholder engagement series will be designed and conducted.
The California Department of Education has engaged several partners to support PDG-related activities, including:
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