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  1. Article number 1 - Application Process to Become a Member of the Pyramid Model Master Cadre
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois is Awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant
  3. Article number 3 - GOECD Publishes Consensus Statement on Early Childhood Educator Compensation
  4. Article number 4 - Mixed Delivery System Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations
  5. Article number 5 - Preliminary Evaluation Brief from the PDG-E Pyramid Model Pilot
  •  Pyramid Model Logo

    Application Process to Become a Member of the Pyramid Model Master Cadre

    The Illinois Pyramid Model Leadership Team is seeking applications from individuals who are willing to make a three-year commitment to become part of a statewide Master Cadre Member of Pyramid Model Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Providers to support ISBE-funded programs. Applications must be submitted by ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION to gov.pyramidmodel@illinois.gov. Applications are due on or before January 22, 2020. If you have any questions about the application, send inquiries to gov.pyramidmodel@illinois.gov.

    Click here for the Master Cadre Training Application.
    Click here for more information about the opportunity.

  •  Illinois' PDG B-5 Renewal

    Illinois is Awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant

    GOECD is thrilled to announce that from 2020 through 2022 Illinois will receive $13.4 million per year from the PDG B-5 Renewal Grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. Activities proposed in the three-year grant will expand upon work conducted in 2019 through the Initial PDG B-5 grant and will enable Illinois to increase access to quality programs in multiple settings and to strengthen programs’ support of children’s social/emotional development, kindergarten transitions, the early childhood workforce, cross-system data, and family voice in the system.

    Click here to read Illinois' PDG B-5 Renewal Proposal.
    Click here to read the PDG B-5 Renewal FAQs.
    Click here to read the Press Release.

  •  Crayons

    GOECD Publishes Consensus Statement on Early Childhood Educator Compensation

    Supported by a grant from the National Governors Association, GOECD convened a group of stakeholders to study promising practices, analyze implementation costs, and seek input and feedback from dozens of external stakeholder organizations on how the state can support increased compensation for early childhood educators across the field. Findings from the report have supported or will support PDG B-5 cost modeling, PDG B-5 Renewal quality improvement pilot projects, and the Governor’s Early Childhood Funding Commission. Click here to read the consensus statement. Click here to download a summary brief.

  •  Mixed Delivery System Report and Recommendations

    Mixed Delivery System Ad Hoc Committee Report and Recommendations

    The Illinois Early Learning Council Integration and Alignment Committee’s Mixed Delivery System Ad Hoc Committee was convened in 2018 and charged with addressing issues programs and families face when developing and accessing a robust early childhood Mixed Delivery System (with services delivered in both schools and community-based settings like child care and Head Start centers) in Illinois. The report provides more detail on the process of inquiry, the findings, and the recommendations. The Committee has included a detailed rationale for each recommendation, a vision for the future of Illinois, and proposed next steps. Implementing the recommendations proposed is a first step in developing a fully functioning, accessible, and reliable Mixed Delivery System which is vital to the future of Illinois, its children and its families.

    Click here to read the full report.

  •  Rainbow Dough

    Preliminary Evaluation Brief from the PDG-E Pyramid Model Pilot

    Through the PDG-E, Illinois became a Pyramid Model state and began implementing the evidence-based approach to fostering children’s social-emotional development at several PDG-E preschool programs. Preliminary findings from this pilot study can be found in this Evaluation Brief. The pilot will continue through December 2019 and additional evaluation activities are currently being conducted. A full evaluation report will be produced at the end of the grant period from our partners at Evaluation Partners, LLC.

 

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