From our partners at the Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start
The Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start wants to hear from you!
As part of Michigan’s Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5), there will be many opportunities in the near future to offer your input and ideas about, and experiences with, the state’s early childhood mixed delivery system.
Your voice is key to the department in learning what is working, what’s not working, and what ideas you have that might make a big difference in the early childhood system. Help us realize our vision of ensuring all children and families can choose and receive the services and programs they need.
The Office of Great Start has awarded several contracts to complete projects under the PDG B-5 grant, including:
- American Institutes for Research – needs assessment of the early childhood mixed delivery system
- School Readiness Consulting – strategic plan for the early childhood mixed delivery system
- Advocacy and Communication Solutions – communications projects related to early learning (birth to age three), to the early childhood mixed delivery system, and the PDG B-5 grant
- Yaffe Group – assessing and addressing needs for culturally and linguistically appropriate communications throughout the system
There will be town halls, focus groups, and surveys. If you are contacted by any of our contractors, we hope that you will participate and provide your input.
The goal of the PDG B-5 is to help make the early childhood system work for the children and families in Michigan. We need to hear from all families, providers, advocates, and stakeholders so we can help create an efficient, coordinated, supportive system for the whole child and family.
The PDG B-5 is authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information can be accessed at the PDG B-5 page or by emailing Joy Milano, PDG B-5 Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.