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Our technical assistance team will work with state partners to move from PDG B-5 Phase I planning efforts to Phase II implementation grants.

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We have built our reputation for excellence as the technical assistance (TA) provider to states for the Preschool Development Grant, the Early Learning Challenge Grant, State Longitudinal Data Systems Project, and Striving Readers.

AEM Early Childhood Services also stands out through early childhood experts with strong relationships with states and the federal teams in the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education.

Our team offers a unique and comprehensive set of services and tools to maximize your opportunity for the Phase II grant:

  1. We draw from our experience to conduct thorough needs assessments and create high-impact strategic plans.
  2. We leverage common questions and challenges across our partner states to develop and offer TA that is timely, valuable, and cost-effective.
  3. Our proprietary platform GRADS360° provides established web-based tools for planning and managing grants.

We offer a comprehensive continuum of technical support in the area of early childhood services at the local, state and national levels. Applying evidence-based practices, we have supported states in the assessment, design and implementation of comprehensive services, early learning assessment, workforce programs, data systems and leadership efforts.

Our focus includes assisting organizations with facilitating comprehensive needs assessment planning and the development of comprehensive needs assessment and strategic plans, creating and supporting mixed delivery systems, innovative funding strategies, and integration and utilization of data across early childhood programs.

Collectively, we have provided technical assistance for Head Start/Early Head Start, child care, home visiting, early intervention and early childhood special education, non- and for-profit organizations, and state and local early learning agency administrations.

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