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Ready for Kindergarten Professional Development Grants

Grants to Maryland School Districts for Professional
Development Programs for Early Childhood Teachers

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) - Division of Early Childhood

Deadline Date:

06/29/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Maryland public school districts for professional development projects for early childhood and kindergarten educators. Funding is intended to promote the school readiness of young children throughout the state.

The purpose of funding is to provide support for professional development activities to improve the school readiness of children with the Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment Program in the following areas:

- Professional development to address performance gaps on the Kindergarten
Readiness Assessment (KRA);
- Professional development and support on the implementation of the KRA for
new kindergarten teachers;
- Professional development and support on the use of the R4K Early Learning
Assessment (ELA) and KRA for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and other
teachers (excluding special education) that will administer the ELA or KRA;
- Professional development in SEFEL, STEM, VIOLETS, and domains of learning
(KRA or ELA) for prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers; and
- Articulation of data and curriculum expectations among early childhood

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172083

Term of Contract:

The length of grants is July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

Cost(s) incurred prior to the approval of the grant may not be funded through the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are the 24 public school districts of Maryland.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submission: Friday, June 29, 2018, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Notification of awards will be sent by email no later than Monday, July 16, 2018.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Contact:

Robert Wagner
P: 410-767-7811
F: 410-333-6226

Submit applications to:

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Development
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
ATTN: Robert Wagner

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland