PDG B-5 TA Center 2021 Annual Meeting
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Technical Assistance (TA) Center took place virtually from October 18 through October 21, 2021. The PDG B-5 TA Center Annual Meeting was an opportunity for state agency leaders and staff to network with each other, present some of their challenges and accomplishments with PDG B-5 implementation, and learn about the work of other states to support their birth through five early care and education (ECE) systems.
In the opening plenary, PDG B-5 TA Center staff and federal representatives welcomed attendees and provided information on federal goals and priorities.
A panel of researchers speaks about their evaluations of the states’ grant activities and the policy and practice implications of their findings.
In the state response plenary, a panel of state staff discusses what they learned and how they plan to use these lessons in their early childhood systems.
In the closing plenary, Joan Lombardi reflects on the last 60 years of early childhood development. Richard Gonzales and Tammy Proctor provide closing comments.