Early Learning Partnerships

Early learning partnerships are formal collaborations between local education agencies (LEAs) such as school districts or open-enrollment charters, and private early learning centers (ELCs) or Head Start centers. The resulting partnership allows them to dual enroll children and provide prekindergarten and/or additional comprehensive, wrap-around services.

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Partnership Guidebook

TEA has developed the Early Learning Partnership Guidebook to assist LEAs and ELCs in building successful partnerships.

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Benefits (coming soon)

Partnerships benefit a wide range of stakeholders including, families and children, LEAs, ELCs, and the Early Childhood community.

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Models

Partnership models are individualized to meet the unique needs and resources of each partner. Informal and formal partnership models can be implemented.

 
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Funding (coming soon)

Partners can blend multiple funding sources to provide services to children and families.

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Partnership Solicitation

LEAs must publicly solicit and consider proposals for partnerships from interested parties prior to requesting the full-day Pre-k exemption.

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Getting Started (coming soon)

Establishing connections with potential partners is essential for success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where can I learn more information?

If you would like to learn more about early learning partnerships, please contact Rachel Robinson at rachel.robinson@tea.texas.gov.

RECESS grant Partnership Specialists are available to support LEAs and ELCs in these regions.