A new report released by the U.S. Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services details progress from 14 states that were awarded Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grants in 2012 and 2013. These states are improving the quality of their early learning programs and more at-risk children are attending high-quality centers. The report shows that the RTT-ELC program is working. RTT-ELC was authorized by Congress in 2011 to support states’ efforts to design and implement integrated systems of high-quality early learning programs and services so that more children from birth through age 5 would be provided with a strong foundation for success in school and beyond.
While the report is not a comprehensive look at all the activities and progress that the Phase 1 and Phase 2 states have made to date, it is clear that all RTT-ELC grantees are making progress.
Read the report here.