Early Childhood Quality Grant – Seeking Forward Thinking Partners (Application due by 4pm on Friday May 3)

Description:

To support opportunities for increasing the quality of teacher-child interactions in VPI and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classrooms, the VDOE is pleased to announce the Early Childhood Quality Grant.  This grant provides selected forward-thinking school divisions with funds to build local capacity to conduct CLASS® observations by local observers two times a year and who will also provide targeted feedback to teachers resulting in continuous improvement of teacher-child interactions.

School divisions applying for this grant are to target quality improvements and implementation of the CLASS® in both VPI classrooms and classrooms where children with IEPs receive services, including regular early childhood programs and self-contained classrooms. 

This grant is for those school divisions which are:

  • Committed and ready to conduct local CLASS® observations two-times a year for measuring teacher-child interactions during the 2019-2020 school year in all VPI classrooms and ECSE classrooms.
  • Prepared to provide professional development/coaching to teachers and instructional assistants (VPI & ECSE) on CLASS® domains/dimensions.

All interested school divisions are strongly encouraged to have division-level grant application contact attend one of two Early Childhood Quality Grant Application Webinars being offered. The first webinar was on April 1.  The second is on April 8. Information is below.  If you are unable to attend either webinar, a recording of today's webinar is provided.   Also, the slide deck is attached. 

https://vdoe.adobeconnect.com/p6qnj1ugu5y2/

Early Childhood Quality Grant Webinar Option Two: Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Meeting Room Number: 9253732     

Webinar Phone Number: +1-800-832-0736

 

VPI+ Quality Coordinator/VECF Trainings Presented by Marilyn Rice

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8N33XQ

 

 Grant Application Questions

 

Related to the Virginia Preschool Initiative

Dr. Mark Allan

mark.allan@doe.virginia.gov

804.225.3665

Related to Early Childhood Special Education

Dr. Dawn Hendricks

dawn.hendricks@doe.virginia.gov

Related to the EC Quality Grant Budget Template

Christopher Steele

christopher.steele@doe.virginia.gov

804.786.0115

 

Contact(s):

Dr. Mark Allan
804-225-3665
mark.allan@doe.virginia.gov
Dr. Dawn Hendricks
dawn.hendricks@doe.virginia.gov
Christopher Steele
804-786-0115
christopher.steele@doe.virginia.gov

Tag(s):

Early Childhood Preschool