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Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five


Preschool Development 

Birth through Five Renewal Grant (PDG-R)

Florida’s Office of Early Learning was selected as one of 20 states to receive the Preschool Development Birth to Five Renewal Grant (PDG-R). Through the initial Preschool Development Birth to Five grant, Florida has been working to implement measures that build on existing framework and infrastructure to increase the quality, alignment and efficiency of Florida's early childhood care and education mixed-delivery system of programs and services.

The PDG-R provides the state of Florida $13.4 million in funding each year for a total of three years, based on available appropriations to continue these efforts. Expected outcomes of the grant include:

  • Improving data-driven system coordination and policy decisions
  • Increasing family access and engagement
  • Creating a high-quality comprehensive system of early childhood care and education
  • Providing equitable access to quality
  • Quality improvement and professional development

The work for this renewal grant is guided by the State Advisory Council for Early Childhood Care and Education (SAC). The SAC is comprised of leaders from multiple agencies that administer programs for young children and their families. The SAC conducted data analysis, family surveys, community focus groups, held stakeholder interviews to complete the Strategic Plan and Statewide Needs Assessment. The Strategic Plan and Statewide Needs Assessment will drive the work to be completed during the next three years of the grant. Directs the results of the Needs Assessment are to highlighted gaps/opportunities in Florida’s Early Childhood and Education mixed-delivery system and informed the development of the Strategic Plan. To read the Strategic Plan and Needs Assessment please see the links below.

Additional PDG B-5 Information:

Florida PDG B-5 Application

Office of the Administration for Children and Families - Office of Child Care

Florida PDG B-5 Renewal Application 

Florida Early Childhood Strategic Plan

Florida Early Childhood Needs Assessment

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