In 2011, Maryland received a $50 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) to enhance the state’s early learning system, including efforts to strengthen family engagement.
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In order to stimulate their development, babies, toddlers and young children have common needs to be healthy, safe, and have positive learning experiences. Meeting these needs promotes children’s well being while it lays the groundwork for their later success in school.