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Preschool Development Grant – North Carolina’s Statewide Birth – 5 Needs Assessment Report

In December 2018, North Carolina was awarded a Preschool Development Birth through Five Initial Grant (PDG). PDG is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.

States awarded the grant were required to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessment. These efforts helped identify gaps in services and barriers to providing high quality early childhood education services as well as families’ perceptions of available resources. They also addressed efforts to improve children’s transition from preschool to public school and strategized for the best ways to track children’s outcomes at kindergarten entry. Collaboration and coordination of services across the early childhood education system were examined, with a focus on how best to meet the needs of young children, particularly our most vulnerable children, and their families. NC’s Needs Assessment was conducted by the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  

DCDEE is pleased to announce that the Needs Assessment is completed and available for review. The Need’s Assessment will be updated during the next phase of the PDG Grant.

Download a copy of NC’s Statewide Birth - 5 Needs Assessment report.

For more information on PDG contact PDG Grant Manager: Theresa Roedersheimer, [email protected].




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