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From the Chair

The month of October has been one of transitions for the Texas Early Learning Council. If you have been receiving our email updates or you attended our recent webinar, you know by now that the Council has decided to change directions on our data systems project, The On-Track System (TOTS). After nearly six months of research, stakeholder engagement, and deliberation... Read More


A Closer Look

Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home

In its application for funding, the Texas Early Learning Council stated that one of its goals is to "enhance existing high-quality early childhood education and care programs." Specifically, the Council requested funds to establish community-based pilots "that promote the development of a training and mentoring model with non-center based providers using evidence-based approaches that have worked in Texas."

To achieve this goal, the Council is partnering with Children's Learning Institute and the Texas Public Broadcasting Association to research a professional mentoring study for home-based child care providers in Harris County, Texas. It is the hope and vision of the Council that this two-year study, Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH), will lay the foundation for an on-going state focus on improving school readiness outcomes for the important home-based child care population in Texas ... Read More


Community Feedback

Would you like to get involved with the Council's work? We have funds available to come to your community or organization to present information on the Council and current updates on our projects! The Council is committed to engaging stakeholders across Texas on our early childhood initiatives, and, we want to hear from you! If you're interested in having a member of the Council staff give a presentation in your area, please Contact Us for more information.


News & Updates

Two New RFP Opportunities from the Texas Early Learning Council

Early Childhood Education Again in Spotlight

Lawsuit Challenges Texas Public School Funding

Parents Urged Again to Limit TV for Youngest Children

New Bill Would Clarify that Title I Funds Can Be Used for Pre-K

What are we Reading?


Beginning Education: Early Childcare at Home (BEECH): A Home-Based Child Care Research Study


State Child Care Assistance Policies 2011: Reduced Support for Families in Challenging Times


National Center for Children in Poverty: Texas Early Childhood Profile


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