Sign Up for ESSA Early Learning Coordination and Collaboration Individual Virtual TA Sessions

The NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Early Childhood Foundation and EducationCounsel continue to offer support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Head Start programs and early learning leaders to explore new opportunities made possible through ESSA for birth to third grade alignment, accountability, and funding as well as meeting the requirements for coordination. 

As part of this initiative, we are offering local teams one-on-one virtual TA. Whether you are just starting to collaborate with your local early learning partners or you and your team have already begun co-creating your aligned action plan, it might be helpful to have a TA session with our state and national experts to:

  • Review your MOUs and other agreements
  • Ask questions about the coordination requirements
  • Discuss strategies for continued collaboration
  • Explore opportunities for including early learning strategies in your district ESSA plan
  • Receive technical support on creating your aligned action plan

Sign up for a day and time that works for you (and your team!), and we will join you on a conference call to provide your team with support in whatever area(s) needed.

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y52n6n3b 
To join your TA session, please dial (712) 770-4700 and enter Access Code: 859039

Webinar Opportunities Reminder:

ESSA Early Learning Office Hours: Session 1 – Developing or Improving Your MOU among Early Learning Partners was held in April. If you missed it, you can access the recording and resources here. You will find quick guidance on the requirements and developing agreements along with samples of MOUs.

ESSA Early Learning Office Hours: Session 2 – Collaborative Action Planning will be held May 17 from 10-11. Join EducationCounsel, the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Early Childhood Foundation for this free, interactive TA opportunity to explore a new resource that can facilitate collaboration with your local early learning partners. Those of you who attended an ESSA Early Learning regional meeting in February worked with your partners to develop a problem of practice with strategies to begin a community action plan. Our next online Office Hours will share a series of detailed, annotated agendas that can be used over several meetings with your local early learning partners to support you in completing an aligned action plan – whether you already know where you want to focus as a community, or you’re just starting your collaboration. Your aligned action plan can then be used by all local early learning partners to complete your local ESSA plan (CCIP), Head Start workplans, and other community partners’ strategic or action plans. The Office Hours will include an interactive time for questions. Register here.

For more information, contact:

Carla Garrett
Title I Preschool Consultant
Office of Early Learning (Pre-K – Grade 3)
State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction
Carla.Garrett@dpi.nc.gov

Karen McKnight, M.Ed.
Director, NC Head Start State Collaboration Office
Office of Early Learning (Pre-K – Grade 3)
State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction
Karen.McKnight@dpi.nc.gov

Mandy Ableidinger
Policy and Practice Leader, NC Early Childhood Foundation
mableidinger@buildthefoundation.org

Danielle Ewen
Principal, EducationCounsel
danielle.ewen@educationcounsel.com