Race to the Top - Local Early Childhood Software System Upgrade Grant
To assist school districts and/or Head Start programs in coordinating efforts related to the selection and implementation of software that enhances or upgrades current systems in place to meet and improve the data collection of early childhood information, and ensure that applicable staff is trained and assistance is provided to them throughout the grant period. These efforts are to improve local efficiencies as they transition towards reporting private protected early childhood child level data to MDE for improved understanding of children’s experiences prior to kindergarten in publicly funded settings.
AWARD TERM DATES
December 31, 2013 through November 30, 2015 and January 10, 2014 through November 30, 2015
Federal CFDA - 84.412A, Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge
Child Care Resource & Referral
Three Rivers Community Action,Inc.
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES)
Avisia Whiteman, Early Learning Services
Summer STEM Activities
School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to! In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t. Over the summer, students can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) put together a list of 20 Super Cool, simple (and FUN!) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break.