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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


Community Feedback

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

What are we Reading?


Workforce Designs: A Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems


Credentials for the Infant/Toddler Child Care Workforce


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