ED Launches Early Learning Initiative Web Page

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“It will be the goal of this administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education—from the day they are born to the day they begin a career because we know that the most formative learning comes in those first years of life.” President Barack Obama

President Obama has made early learning a priority in his administration.

As part of our focus on early learning at ED, we have created an Early Learning Initiative web page.  This new page is designed to help you find out about…

  • key programs, funding opportunities, resources and publications, technical assistance, and interagency work.
  • early learning in the Administration’s proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
  • investments in early learning across Departments.

The page includes presentation materials, a webinar, blog posts, and public comments from our Listening and Learning about Early Learning tour.  There is information about the upcoming Early Childhood 2010: Innovation for the Next Generation conference this August.

Speaking of conferences, don’t forget to attend the free 2010 U.S. Department of Education Reading Institute will be held from July 19 to 21 in Anaheim, CA or watch one of the seven sessions online.  Click here to register.

Steven Hicks
Office of the Secretary