From the Chair
The Texas Early Learning Council has taken remarkable strides
towards accomplishing our major goals over the last month. We
began critical work on investigating the feasibility of building an
integrated early childhood data system for Texas, which we are
calling The On-Track System (TOTS).
Recently, Council members and I joined leaders from every state
agency involved in early childhood for a kick-off webinar on the
vision of the TOTS system, and the steps we need to take to get
there. Read More
A Closer Look
New Infant and Toddler Early Learning Guidelines coming to Texas!
The new Texas Infant and Toddler Early Learning Guidelines (ITELG)
will improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers inside
and outside the home by supporting and guiding more appropriate
practices for early care and education professionals who work with
our youngest children. With clearly defined statements on what
infants and toddlers should developmentally know and be able to do,
the ITELG will support the healthy development of infants and
toddlers because they will positively influence the design of
professional development strategies, parent engagements,
administrative planning, key materials, and curricula. Read More
The Texas Early Learning Council is developing a comprehensive,
web-based, publicly-accessible early learning standards "crosswalk" tool of state program standards and
national accreditations for early childhood providers. The
online tool will allow all early childhood stakeholders, including
parents, providers, and policymakers, to compare the different
standards and regulations in Texas. What functions and/or
information would make the crosswalk usable for you? This
information will help us build the most relevant tool possible.
Please visit our Contact Us page to let us know your ideas.
News & Updates
Day One, 1st Called Session of the 82nd Legislature
Texas to Teach More Students With Less Money
Signs of Decline: Pre-K Trends During the "Great Recession"
Preschool Funding: Toddle to the Top
Obama Administration Announces $500 Million for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
Texans are 3 1/2 Years Younger Than Average Americans
CDC: Autism, ADHD Rates on the Rise