News for Quality First participants.

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Preschool Development Grant- application now open

In December 2022, Arizona was awarded the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B5) Renewal Grant. This is a 3-year grant with a total of $42 million in funding. Grant initiatives include increasing access to high-quality early learning programs for children Birth-5 years old, building early childhood educator capacity, supporting family engagement, and increasing inclusive settings for children with disabilities.

If you plan to apply, begin your program’s PDG Application Process today and join the Arizona Department of Education for an information session on Friday, February 16th. English and Spanish sessions offered.

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