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  1. RACE TO THE TOP:EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE Overview

  2. Nine states were awarded a Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant: California, Delaware, MARYLAND, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington

  3. Project 1Establish local Early Childhood Advisory Councils in all 24 local jurisdictions Project Lead: Linda Zang

  4. Project 2Implementation of a Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System for ALL early learning and development programs Project Lead: Liz Kelley

  5. Project 3Establishing Early Childhood Breakthrough Centers Community Hubs Judy Center Partnerships Preschool for All Coaching & Mentoring Inclusion Project Project Lead: Rolf Grafwallner

  6. Project 4Statewide High Quality Early Learning and Development Standards Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy VIOLETS Project Lead: Valerie Kaufmann

  7. Project 5Professional Development to promote the use of early learning standards by all early learning and development programs. Project Lead: Valerie Kaufmann

  8. Project 6Refine Maryland’s comprehensive assessment system in early childhood, including the MMSR Ongoing Coaching Ongoing Consultation Assessment Tools: Screening, Developmental Learning Progression, Kindergarten/School Readiness Pre-Administration Administration Use of Data • Administration processes/procedures • Administrative tools/materials • Review of Student Work Samples • Performance Assessments • Use of data collection and reporting system • Considerations for Special Needs Populations • Training on Child Response to Testing/Assessment • Understanding scores • Communicating with Parents • Making Instructional Decisions • Determining Data Quality/Integrity • Purpose of Assessment Tools • Parent Communication • Data Security and integrity Online/Web-basedResources Online/Web-based Procedural Facilitators Validation through Virtual Simulations Audiences: i.e., Child Care Providers, Trainers, Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators Communities of Practice Project Lead: Rolf Grafwallner

  9. Project 7Child Development Innovations: Early Intervention and Prevention Programs to support health and behavioral needs Developmental Screening for all Early Learning and Development Programs and Pediatricians Maryland’s Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Consultation Project: For Pediatricians Project Lead: Linda Zang

  10. Project 8Create a Coalition for Family Engagement Parent-Child Learning Parties Expansion to 25% of Title 1 school attendance areas. Family Advisory Councils in all libraries in Title I school attendance areas & Family Information Centers Project Lead: Linda Zang

  11. Project 9Leadership Learning Academies to teach rigorous, developmentally appropriate instructional practices that support the Common Core Standards. Project Lead: Valerie Kaufmann

  12. Project 10Early Care and Education Data System MD Longitudinal Data System Project Lead: Phil Koshkin

  13. Next Steps • Completed scope of work • March 30, 2012 submission • Federal Conference Call (SOW templates) • Role of ECAC • Questions/comments

  14. Questions Race to the Top Executive Summary: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care/pubs Race to the Top Press Release and Maryland’s winning application:  http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care/announce Maryland EXCELS (QRIS) draft standards for Child Care Centers, Family Child Care and School-Age Only Programs: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care/announce