Revised Early Learning Standards for Review
Here is your opportunity to review the DRAFT Revised Arizona Early Learning Standards (2018). You may provide feedback on the document here. Feedback will be collected from April 10, 2018 through April 30, 2018.
Preschool Development Grant
PDG Community Meeting Resources
Leading Pre-K Learning Communities
Sustainability of Funding
ADE ECE 218 Sustainability Presentation
Business Case for Pre-K (Marketing Model)
ECTA: Financing Strategies and Collaborative Funding
ECTA: Preschool Inclusion Finance Toolkit
Financing A Birth to Five Program (Example Model)
Spending Smarter: A Funding Guide for Policymakers and Advocates to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness
Sustainability Action Plan and Promoting the Benefits of the ECE Program (Planning Tools)
Inclusion and Inclusive Practices
ADE ECE 2018 Early Childhood Inclusion Presentation
ADE ECE Special Education Resources
ECTA: Team Decisions for Preschool Special Education Services: Guiding Questions
Inclusion Action Plan (Planning Tool)
Meaningful Family Engagement
ADE ECE 2017 Family Engagement Summit Resources
ADE ECE 2018 Meaningful Family Engagement Presentation
ADE ECE “Engaging to Support Success” Crosswalk
ADE ECE Family Engagement
ECLKC: Family Engagement
ECTA: Family Engagement
Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles (Resources Page)
Family Engagement Self-Assessment and Family Engagement Action Plan (Planning Tools)
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework
Resources for Participating PDG Programs
Grants Management and Budget
Grants Management Enterprise (GME) Request PowerPoint
Instructions to gain access to the ADE Grants Management Funding Application Page
PDG Expenditure Report Guidelines
General Statement of Assurance FY18
General Statement of Assurance Overview
For additional Grants Management and Budget resources, refer to the “Grants Management Resources Library” tab after logging into GME: gme.azed.gov.
Resources for Sustainability of Funding & Quality
ADE ECE PDG Community of Practice Welcome
AzAEYC AZToolkit: Save Time and Money, Improve Quality
Cost of Preschool Quality (CPQ) Communications Toolkit
DES Child Care Administration
First Things First and the PDG
Quality First Buy-In
Quality First Redesign
Supporting Quality ECE through Quality Nutrition Programs
Sustainability Planning Framework
Tempe PRE Overview
Child Find Analysis
Comprehensive Professional Development Plan
Education Attainment Plan
Family Engagement Plan
Family Engagement Self-Assessment
Individual Professional Development Growth Plan
PDG FY18 Child/Family Application
PDG FY18 Monitoring Form
PDG FY19 Child/Family Application (PDF)
PDG FY19 Child/Family Application (Word)
Sample 45 Day Screener
Transition Plan Template
ADE Early Childhood Photo Submissions
Dear Early Childhood Educators (Birth─3rd Grade) and Early Childhood Programs,
IT’S PICTURE TIME! Does your program offer high quality, developmentally appropriate, and culturally and linguistically responsive early childhood experiences where children and their caregivers are deeply engaged in learning? ADE ECE invites you and your program to submit photos for use in the Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines, Arizona Early Learning Standards, and other ADE early childhood purposes. Photos can be sent to [email protected] along with the below photo release forms.
We are seeking photos that represent our diverse children, families, and educators statewide: High Quality Inclusive Early Learning across Arizona. In Arizona, a high quality preschool program means an early learning program that fully implements to a significant degree the Program Guidelines for High Quality (PGHQ) and quality improvement tools aligned with the statewide quality rating and improvement system Quality First: www.qualityfirstaz.com.
We look forward to seeing High Quality, Inclusive Early Learning across Arizona. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: [email protected] or 602-364-1530.
Photo Submission Letter (from the 2017-2018 PDG Photo Contest)
Photo Submission Rubric (from the 2017-2018 PDG Photo Contest)
Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) 2018-2019 Funding
PDG is a competitive grant. Eligible providers that wish to participate must:
- Submit a proposal that outlines the number of children they propose to serve, as well as their service opportunities (full-day, or part-day combined with other funds to complete a full-day, and number of months); and
- Be determined eligible and of sufficient quality to participate in the funding; and
- Have the capacity to meet grant deliverables including programmatic, fiscal, and infrastructure capacities.
Funding allocations will be determined based on the information submitted in the proposal, the number of eligible programs, and total funding available. Proposals are submitted via electronic survey link to ADE ECE and must be submitted by the due date to be considered.
Allocations are dependent on available funding. Funding will be distributed based on the eligible programs who submit proposals for the upcoming fiscal year funding. There is the possibility that not all eligible programs will be chosen for participation nor may proposals be fully funded. All proposals will receive notification of award or non-award of PDG. Award letters will be sent via email to awarded sub-grantees. The award letter which will indicate total program funding award as well as the total number of children that can be served with the funding.
Allocations are calculated by the number of slots (full-time, or part-time combined with other funds to enhance a full day) and number of service months (9 or 10 months) and are limited to the funding amounts in the chart below:
Informational Webinar: Watch the informational webinar to learn more about the PDG fiscal year 2018-2019 funding opportunity to increase access for age- and income-eligible children to attend high quality preschool.
PDG FY19 Informational Webinar Flier
PDG FY19 Informational Webinar Presentation PDF
icon Video Recorded PDG FY19 Informational Webinar: https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=5a723a9e3217e1055c9845f4
PDG FY19 Proposals
PDG FY19 proposals open February 1, 2018 via the Survey Net link below and will close March 1, 2018 by 5 p.m. Proposals are only accepted as electronic survey submissions at: http://www10.ade.az.gov/SelectSurveyNET/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=72M13pmK. Only completed surveys with all required data will be reviewed by ADE ECE. Please save a copy of your proposal submission for your own records by clicking the “Print Response” button at the completion of your submission. The completion screen looks like this:
This document is intended to provide a place to record necessary information before submitting a proposal: PDG FY19 Proposal Template. The survey platform does not permit submitters to save and return to the submission.
For additional guidance and information related to PDG FY19 implementation and requirements: 2019 PDG Manual.
For a PDG overview, additional PDG information and resources, and PDG webinar with FY19 proposal guidance: www.azed.gov/ece/current-initiatives. For questions or technical assistance: [email protected] or 602-364-1530.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
*Section under construction*