May 19, 2017

In this Issue:

  1. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English
      Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Retrieved May 15, 2017
  2. Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool
      Source: Preschool Development Grant Technical Assistance Program - Retrieved May 19, 2017
  3. Grant Notice - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - May 16, 2017

1. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - Retrieved May 15, 2017

Children who are dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) face a number of challenges in settings where English is the primary language used for instruction and assessment. A recently published report, Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures (2017), looks at how research findings related to the development of DLLs/ELs can inform education policies, health policies, and practices that enhance educational outcomes for these children. The report includes a chapter on promising and effective early care and education practices and home visiting programs for DLLs.

2. Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool

Source: Preschool Development Grant Technical Assistance Program - Retrieved May 19, 2017

A new technical assistance report, Braiding, Blending, and Layering Funding Sources to Increase Access to Quality Preschool (2017), discusses a number of strategies for braiding, blending or layering various funding sources to provide comprehensive, inclusive early learning programs for young children and their families. It includes interviews with local school district, Head Start, and child care administrators discussing how they are making it work in their programs.

3. Grant Notice - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program

Source: U.S. Department of Education - May 16, 2017

A recent notice in the Federal Register invites applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.371C. The SRCL Program awards competitive grants to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners, and children with disabilities.

  • Applications Available: May 16, 2017
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 17, 2017
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 13, 2017