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BUILDing Supportive Communities with Libraries, Museums, and Early Childhood Systems
This toolkit is the result of a yearlong collaboration between the BUILD Initiative and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.     Working in five pilot states (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington) that are members of BUILD’s learning community, the project convened leaders from museums, libraries, and early childhood systems to learn together and discuss ways to c...

More Than Baby Talk
This guide describes 10 practices that early childhood educators can use to support the development of language and communication skills of infants and toddlers.

Kindergarten Entry Assessment Discussion Guide 2013
The KEA Discussion Guide summarizes the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge review criteria and guidelines for states that elect to address the kindergarten entry assessment. It  also provides guidance on issues that should be considered when developing a plan for a KEA. 

Early Learning Left Out
Early Learning Left Out is the most comprehensive effort to date to track state and federal investments in children’s education and development by child age.

Oregon Governance-Related Roles
State of Oregon - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.

Rhode Island Governance-Related Roles
State of Rhode Island - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.

Wisconsin Governance-Related Roles
State of Wisconsin - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.  

North Carolina Governance-Related Roles
State of North Carolina - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.

New Mexico Governance-Related Roles
State of New Mexico - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.

Massachusetts Governance-Related Roles
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Application excerpts.