Start-up & Guidance

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The Office of Childhood recognizes that all children need access to high quality preschool programs. High quality preschool programs help students become ready for school. The positive impacts of preschool can reach into adulthood.

Getting Started

Do you want to start-up or sustain a high quality preschool program? The following resources can help:

Funding Opportunities

This funding opportunity was made possible through Child Care Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) relief funds. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) desires to increase access to early education and before/after school programming in local education agencies (LEAs) to support and strengthen quality early and extended learning experiences. This application has closed.