Nevada Receives $600K Federal Preschool Development Birth Through Age Five Grant
Posted Friday, January 11, 2019 by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Learning and Development within the Nevada Department of Education has been awarded nearly $600,000 through a federal preschool development birth through age five grant.
The one-year grant will help Nevada develop plans to collaborate and coordinate its existing early childhood care and education programs within a statewide mixed-delivery system to prepare low-income and disadvantaged infants, toddlers, and young children to enter kindergarten. The funding will allow Nevada to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through age five needs assessment, followed by in-depth strategic planning, while both enhancing parental choice and knowledge of programs and improving transitions between early childhood and school systems.