On August 23, 2011, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released the final application for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge – detailing requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and definitions. The executive summary and the full document – 118 pages – is available at the Department of Education's Race to The Top - Early Learning Challenge page, http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge/index.html.
ELCC Summary of Application Requirements
The Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, with the help of EducationCounsel, developed a summary interpretation of the requirements, priorities and selection criteria to help states through the application process.
ELCC Planning Template
ELCC has also developed a planning template, based on the application criteria.
How to Win and Succeed: Lessons from K-12 RTTT
Jon Schnur, Peter Kannam and Scott Palmer share insights regarding the Race To The Top experience, bold early education reform, leadership lessons, alignment with K-12, and navigation of the political landscape. The presentation is followed by cross-state Q&A. A an audio podcast is also available.