Tell the Department of Education that it is crucial that early learning is a requirement/absolute priority of the Race to the Top District Competition Role. This is that message that Child Care Aware of America (formerly National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) is encouraging the nation to make known to the Department of Education.
Deadline to comment is June 8th.
How do you tell the Department of Education they need to reconsider their requirements for the applications for the grant and include early learning as a requirement?
It’s really easy!
- Comment on the Department’s Blog (note depending on what page you are on, the comments differ. Most of the early learning comments are on the “Absolute Priorities” page). Click on “Share your Thoughts.”
- Child Care Aware’s Comments
- Vote on the comments you agree with. Just click on the arrow next to the comment!
A Little about the Race to the Top District Competition
“The Race to the Top District competition will build on the lessons learned from the State-level competitions and support bold, locally directed improvements in teaching and learning that will directly improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.“ Race to the Top District Competition Draft
Child Care Aware America has broken down what is expected of applicants, what is at stake and what we might want to see in the competition for early learning.
Bottom Line: You can make a difference with a simple comment. Let the Department of Education know that it is important to include early learning as a requirement in the application! Just stating that it should be there could be enough to make a difference. Share with your friends, colleagues and parents. Volume is what is going to make a difference. Do it!