National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5)

The National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) TA Center supports states/territories/Tribes in building, enhancing, and expanding birth through 5 mixed delivery systems and high-quality B-5 programs and services. The Center provides general technical assistance to all states/territories/Tribes, along with support that is designed to meet the needs of the individual PDG B-5 grantees. Technical assistance is provided through a variety of formats including a national convening, peer learning opportunities, workshops, webinars, toolkits, resource documents and individual consultations with state staff.


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The Building and Using Data Systems page provides resources to help states and strategic partners determine their data needs and adopt best practices for data management.

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 The Including Children with Special Needs page provides resources about the IDEA programs for early intervention services for infants and toddlers and early childhood special education services for preschoolers.

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The Sustaining Finances page provides resources that support states and tribes in developing sustainable financing for early childhood initiatives.

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The Establishing Governance and Sustainable Partnerships page shows examples of using governance structures to streamline program administration for early childhood strategic partnerships.

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The Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness page offers resources with data-driven recommendations to engage with families experiencing homelessness.

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The Supporting Family Engagement page showcases resources related to strengthening family engagement within early childhood care and education (ECCE) services.

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The Developing High-Quality Infant & Toddler Programs page highlights resources for improving the policies and practices for high-quality infant and toddler programs.

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The Coordinating Eligibility & Enrollment page contains resources to inform state and local groups who are coordinating enrollment services with eligibility.

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The Equity in State Systems page showcases resources for improving equity in state ECE policies, efforts, and systems.

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The Supporting Health & Wellness Services page provides resources on topics such as emotional wellbeing and emergency training.

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The Building a Comprehensive Early Care and Education System page offers resources on strengthening ECE systems and working with mixed delivery options.

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The Developing a Mixed Delivery System page features resources on on the advantages and implementation of mixed delivery systems to benefit family choice of ECE services. 

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The Engaging Rural Communities page includes resources on supporting families with early childhood programs in rural communities. 

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The Supporting Transitions & Alignment page provides resources on strategies to support kindergarten transitions and pre-K to 3 alignment.

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The Developing a High-Quality Workforce & Professional Development page offers resources on developing, improving, and retaining a quality early childhood workforce. 

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The Enhancing Mental Health & Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) page includes resources that define strategies for supporting mental health and SEL among young children.

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The Implementing Needs Assessments and Strategic Plans page offers resources on designing and conducting comprehensive needs assessments to support strategic plans.

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The Supporting Program Performance Evaluation Plans page features resources on using PPEPs for continuous evaluation of mixed delivery options within ECE systems.

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The Supporting Annual Performance Progress Reports page provides resources explaining the APPR process and assisting with report question responses.