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The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation (OPSRF) will work in collaboration with Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) to implement the Federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) project that builds upon Oklahoma’s ongoing Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) systems work. By aligning state and local efforts, engaging stakeholders and partners across sectors, Oklahoma’s PDGB5 project will strengthen the state’s mixed-delivery system so all children and their families thrive.
The PDG B-5 Workforce Coordinator, a 3-year position, will support efforts and identify strategies to recruit and retain a qualified ECCE workforce, such as increasing compensation (salaries/wages and benefits) and strengthening professional development opportunities and career pathways for providers across the mixed delivery system. They will participate in the Administration for Children and Families’ Early Childhood Workforce Technical Assistance Peer Learning Initiative and Community of Practice. They will convene a workgroup of service providers, policy makers and families in Oklahoma to support this work.
A constant advocate for children, Phil Dessauer, Jr., was a founding member of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness. The OPSR Public Policy Fellowship will honor Phil’s decades-long legacy by providing space for a college junior or senior to learn how to effectively advocate with policymakers on behalf of Oklahoma children. This year-long internship will include an in-depth look and hands-on participation into practices that build effective relationships and impact policy on issues related to early childhood.