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The Local Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) Quality Improvement Grant Fiscal Year 2024 is a competitive grant administered by the Division of Early Childhood at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). It provides funding for the 24 local early childhood advisory councils throughout Maryland.
The Local ECAC Quality Improvement grant serves to support advisory councils in the required periodic assessment of local early childhood needs, identifying the opportunities and barriers to collaboration and coordination of programs, and assessing the capacity and effectiveness of local programs for developing early childhood educators. This program provides the resources for local early childhood advisory councils to compile data and conduct activities necessary to facilitate the State Early Childhood Advisory Council in achieving its goals.
The MSDE will hold customer service support sessions for interested applicants. During these sessions, MSDE personnel will review what applicants need to get started, the program requirements, as well as a walk-through of the application. To attend a virtual session, please see the dates, times, and registration links below:
Thursday, July 6, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.View the recording from the July 6th, 2023 Customer Service Support Session
Tuesday, July 11, 20231:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Video call link
Thursday, July 13, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.View the recording from the July 13th, 2023 Customer Service Support Session