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Lab and Partners Awarded Head Start National Center on Parent, Family, Community Engagement

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OAKLAND, California — October 26, 2019 — The Early Learning Lab in collaboration with Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce of Prevention) and a consortium of partners has been awarded the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, in partnership with the Office of Child Care. 

We are thrilled to be working with Start Early, a stellar lineup of partners, and the families, teachers, and administrators that make up the Head Start system,” said Sheetal Singh, executive director of the Early Learning Lab. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to listen, learn, and co-design with the Head Start and Early Head Start community to elevate family and community voice over the next five years.” 

The NCPFCE is one of four National Centers that will build upon and make further advances in quality training and technical assistance for Head Start and Early Head Start programs from 2020-2025. Over the next five years, NCPFCE will co-design and test solutions that center programs around families and communities to strengthen outcomes for young children nationwide.

Together with Start Early and partners Child Trends, LIFT, Fred Rogers Center, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we will work to support family well-being, effective family and community engagement, and children’s school readiness, including transitions to kindergarten all with a strong focus on equity. 

Start Early will launch the Center by the end of November. Learn more from Start Early.


About the Early Learning Lab
The Early Learning Lab is a non-profit working to ensure children’s healthy development. We identify and spread smart innovations and technology solutions that equip parents, caregivers, and teachers to support children from birth to age 5, when it matters most.

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