ECEC Members in States Applying for Pre-K Development and Expansion Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that 35 states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants under the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program. The Preschool Development Grants competition supports States to (1) build or enhance a preschool program infrastructure that would enable the delivery of high-quality preschool services to children, and (2) expand high-quality preschool programs in targeted communities that would serve as models for expanding preschool to all 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families. These grants would lay the groundwork to ensure that more States are ready to participate in the Preschool for All formula grant initiative proposed by the Administration. The following ECEC members have centers in states who have applied:

Development Grants: Acelero, Childcare Network, Childcare Business Coalition of Hawaii, Easter Seals, Kids R Kids International, Knowledge Universe, Learning Care Group, Primrose, Stepping Stone Schools, Sunrise Preschools,  YMCA

Expansion Grants: Acelero, Brightside Academy, Childcare Network, Easter Seals, Hildebrandt, Kids R Kids International, Knowledge Universe, Learning Care Group, New Horizon Academy, Primrose Schools, Sunrise Preschools, YMCA,