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1 Maryland Public Schools: #1 in the Nation AGAIN in 2012 Collaboration and Strategic Management in Support of High Quality Early Learning New America Foundation May 16, 2012 Washington, D.C.

2 Total - 371,956 Male - 192,056 (52%) Female - 179,900 (48%) POVERTY BY RACE/ETHNICITY, Children Under 5 At or above Poverty Level Below Poverty Level Below Poverty Level (%) White182,62714,8457% Black or African American88,34222,10620% Hispanic or Latino41,1667,47315% Asian18,1341,0555% Some other Race Alone15,3792,21312% Two or More Races18,1853,24815% DEMOGRAPHICS#% Total Number of Children Under Age 5371,956 White Alone199,10254% Black or African American Alone112,95330% American Indian and Alaska Native Alone1,0800% Asian Alone19,2265% Some other Race Alone17,7624% Two or More Races21,7965% SPECIAL POPULATIONSNumber% Hispanic or Latino49,69612% Infants/Toddlers13,8014% Preschool Special Education12,2033% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

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4 Full-day kindergarten (2007) Prekindergarten for all economically disadvantaged four-year olds Licensed programs (centers and family child care, nursery schools, Head Start) Maryland Infants and Toddlers and Preschool Special Education Family Support Centers (Birth to 3 years)

5 Program standards and early childhood accreditation Early learning standards (Prek–8 State Curriculum and Healthy Beginnings: Birth-3) and early childhood curriculum project Child care credentialing (career ladder, bonus, training and scholarships) Quality Rating and Improvement System Resource and Referral Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Head Start Collaboration Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) Judy Center Partnerships Maryland Longitudinal Data System (ECE component) Extended Individualized Family Service Plan (ISFP)

6 Governors Office Governors Office of Children (GOC) Childrens Cabinet (Chair: Executive Director, GOC) (Education, Health, Juvenile Justice, Welfare, Aging, Disabilities) Maryland State Board of Education Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council (Chair: State Superintendent of Schools) Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council (Chair: State Superintendent of Schools)

7 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families and result area, Children Entering School Ready to Learn ( ) Leadership in Action Program (LAP) Maryland ( ) Five-Year Action Plan and Early Childhood Committee ( ) General Assembly passed legislation to transfer the Child Care Administration to MSDE ( ) Established Division of Early Childhood Development and developed strategic plan (2005) Established State Advisory Council for Early Childhood Education (2008) Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant (2011)

8 MMSR Kindergarten Assessment and the Early Childhood Accountability System (ECAS) Management for Results (MFR) Maryland Longitudinal Data System Program evaluations

9 QUALITY MEASURE: Number of Accredited Programs 2008 Actual 2009 Actual 2010 Actual 2011 Actual Public Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Center-based Child Care Family child care Head Start centers

10 QUALITY MEASURE: Professional Development 2008 Actual 2009 Actual 2010 Actual 2011 Actual MMSR Kindergarten teachers2,5003,0003,200 Prekindergarten teachers Child care/Head Start teachers Number of full day PD sessions Credentialing Program (percent of child care providers participating) 8.7%12.8%14.0%15.4%

11 Rolf Grafwallner, Ph.D. Assistant State Superintendent Division of Early Childhood Development md.us Visit Our Web-Site at:


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