SRI International has been awarded a contract from the Office of Child Care (OCC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, to operate the National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five (NCPDG B-5). The new technical assistance (TA) center will support the work of OCC and the Office of Early Learning in the U.S. Department of Education (ED/OEL) who jointly administer the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) grants.
SRI Education, a division of SRI International, will operate the Center with partner organizations AnLar, Education Development Center (EDC), Georgetown University Child Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), ICF, and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The new PDG B-5 Center will support state grantees in building high quality systems of services and programs for young children and their families. The Center will provide general assistance to all states as well as TA that is tailored to the individual needs of each of the state grantees.