Below are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

ISBE: Notice of Intent to Submit Proposals The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued a Notice of Intent to Submit Proposals for the Preschool for All Expansion and Prevention Initiative programs for FY2018. If your program previously completed the Intent to Submit survey, please note that a new submission is required. This is the first time in several years that this funding is open to new entities, as well as current grantees.  The Intent to Submit Proposals can be found on the ISBE Early Childhood Request For Proposals (RFP) website along with additional resources.

The New Edition of the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3) is Now Available  Building on extensive feedback from the field and new research on how best to support infant and toddler development, FPG experts have revised and updated the widely used Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale.

CONNECTING THE STEPS: State Strategies to Ease the Transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten Here is a recently released report out of the New America Foundation that highlights strategies in four states (West Virginia, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington) for facilitating students’ transitions from PreK to Kindergarten.