PDG B-5 TA Center 2021 Annual Meeting

Last Reviewed Date
Jan. 27, 2023

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.

2021 PDG B-5 Annual Meeting: Opening Plenary

In the opening plenary, PDG B-5 TA Center staff and federal representatives welcomed attendees and provided information on federal goals and priorities. View Video

2021 PDG B-5 Annual Meeting: Research to Practice Plenary

In the research to practice plenary, a facilitated panel of researchers from three states spoke about their evaluations of the states’ PDG B-5 grant activities and the policy and practice implications of their findings.

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2021 PDG B-5 Annual Meeting: State Response Plenary


In the state response plenary, a facilitated panel of state staff responded to what they learned during the convening and how they plan to use these lessons in their early childhood systems.

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2021 PDG B-5 Annual Meeting: Closing Plenary

In this closing plenary, Joan Lombardi provided an opening presentation reflecting on the last 60 years of early childhood development and future directions, federal representatives, Richard Gonzales and Tammy Proctor, provided closing comments including announcements related to work in 2022. View Video