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December 2014

New York State Receives New Federal Funding for Early Childhood Education

We are happy to announce that, today, we received word that New York State was awarded a $25 million Preschool Expansion Grant and 12 New York State applicants received funding to develop new Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships. 

 Preschool Expansion Grant

New York's successful effort to obtain the approximately $25 million per year Preschool Expansion Grant award was a collaborative effort of the State Education Department and the Early Childhood Advisory Council with significant support from the Governor's Office and the Division of the Budget. This award will fund program development in six high-need communities (i.e., New York City, Yonkers, Port Chester, Indian River, and Uniondale).  It is expected that as many as 1,700 children will be served by these programs and several hundred additional children will be served in full-day rather than part-day programs in the City of Yonkers.  In addition, the funding will support each of these programs' participation in QUALITYstarsNY, enhanced child assessment capabilities, leadership training, training materials, technical assistance, and program oversight.

Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships


The twelve organizations that received Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships will receive a total of $22,300,000.  These funds will allow them to provide comprehensive early childhood education services to approximately 1,650 children birth to three years of age and their families.  To be eligible, these families need have incomes at or below 100 percent of poverty. Click here for a list of New York State grantees. 

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Stephanie Woodard

Project Manager 

NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council