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2021 strategic plan: Puerto Rico Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five


Puerto Rico’s PDG B-5 Strategic Plan reflects a thoughtful approach to the implementation of a multi-year effort to establish a comprehensive B-5 (Birth to 5) system for all children from early childhood, especially those identified as vulnerable. The strategic planning process includes 7 key strategic elements that govern the process of analysis, discussion, and development of strategic plan documents (see Figure 1). Puerto Rico identified needs (SE1 & SE2) through the needs assessment process. It achieved alignment of identified needs (SE3) through examination of current early childhood public policy (Law 93) and review of 2015 early childhood strategic plan. Goals, objectives, activities, action plans and performance indicators (SE3-SE5 & SE7) were established though the 2021 strategic planning process. Next steps include the identification and creation of assessment instruments (SE6). Puerto Rico’s strategic plan synthesizes the collective review of data and experiences shared by parent/caregivers, service providers, state agencies, community-based organizations, and professionals. It is noteworthy that Puerto Rico engaged in multiple public outreach efforts to ensure that the voices of families and the Early Care and Education (ECE) workforce were central to PDG planning. (author abstract)

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United States
State(s)/Territories/Tribal Nation(s):
Puerto Rico

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