Project Overview

Through funding from the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B5) Renewal, the Texas Workforce Commission contracted with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) to facilitate the statewide early learning strategic plan process. This process was a continuation of the 2019 strategic planning process and plan. TXICFW facilitated this process by leading: 

  • Three interactive strategic planning sessions with the Texas Early Learning Council; 
  • Active engagement of family and early learning workforce stakeholders utilizing human-centered design tools such as focus groups, confidential and video recorded interviews, blogs and writing prompts, surveys, information world mapping, persona profiles, and gallery walks to elicit and present rich qualitative data about current experiences within the early learning system; 
  • Coordination and consideration of the concurrent statewide early childhood needs assessment findings, which included surveys and focus groups with families, workforce, and coalition stakeholders, and included other state and federal data, needs assessments, research, policy scans, and funding analysis;
  • A content scan of current early learning state entity strategic plans and documents;
  • And a comprehensive plan review process with all stakeholders.

The final plan was published in February 2024. This plan will be reviewed quarterly at the public Texas Early Learning Council meetings throughout the plan timeline. Plan progress reports will be published on the Texas Early Learning Council website