Early Learning & Early Literacy is one of the key priority areas in the Department’s strategic plan, Show Me Success. The Preschool Development Grant provides us the opportunity to support this plan and the efforts of our important partners.
Every child is ready for school
Provide access to quality early learning opportunities
What is Missouri's plan?
- Initial Planning Grant January 2023
- Year 3 Application November 2021
- Year 2 Application Revised March 2021
- Year 2 Application November 2020
- Renewal Application November 2019
The effort to submit the initial applications was made possible in part by support from Missouri Foundation for Health.
What's the latest news?
What is Missouri working on?
- PDG Activities At-A-Glance 2023
- Quality Assurance Report (QAR)
- Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA)
- Community Leaders
- Best Practices for Professionals & Programs
- Best Practices for Family Engagement
- Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS)
- MO Professional Development System webpage
How is Missouri doing?
- Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Grant Reporting
- From Parents
- From Professionals
- From Partners
- From Communities
If you have questions, or would like more information about the Preschool Development Grant, email Childhood@dese.mo.gov.