FY2014-FY2015 RTTT-ELCG Project 5.3: Early Education Partnership: Birth to Third Grade Strategy- Fund Code 808
Through this competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to one or more vendor(s) to provide support to local communities to enhance their integrated and coordinated Birth to Third Grade alignment efforts.
EEC seeks grantees to engage in collaborative community wide activities (detailed in the Required Services section of the Grant Application) that will bring greater alignment to the Birth to Third Grade population in their communities.
Through this Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Open Competitive Grant Application, EEC may award grants to new UPK programs who will support and enhance the quality of services for children in UPK classrooms, especially for “high needs children,” as well as promote school readiness and positive outcomes for children participating in UPK classrooms and homes.
This competitive grant is funded through the Child Care Quality Fund, established in Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 29, section_2JJ (http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/29-2jj.htm). The Child Care Quality Fund was established in 1997, and is supported by revenues received from the sale of the “Invest in Children” Massachusetts license plates.
The purpose of the Child Care Quality Grant is to promote school readiness, school success, and positive outcomes for children by supporting and enhancing the quality of services being delivered to children in early education and out of school time settings across the Commonwealth.
Update: (2/3/2014) Due to the large volume of grant submissions the notification of awards will be postponed for the next several weeks.
EEC will award grants to both formal and informal early education and care programs from across the five EEC regions to develop and replicate Innovative Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Curricula for use in early education programs for preschool children from 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible. Ultimately, EEC seeks to make Preschool STEM education a sustainable practice in the early education and care field.
EEC recognizes Innovative curriculum as having the following elements; project based learning models, hands-on experimentation and learning that supports natural inquiry.