Innovation and Early Learning
The Office of Innovation and Early Learning administers discretionary grant programs that support innovations and early learning programs.
The office administers programs that are designed to:
- create, implement, replicate, or scale evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations;
- develop the non-cognitive skills of middle-grades students to increase student success; and
- promote school readiness and improved learning outcomes for young children from low-income families who live in impoverished communities by providing high quality professional development programs to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators and caregivers in communities with high concentrations of children living in poverty.