The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools (FCSS) was awarded funds to implement the California Early Math Initiative, in partnership with the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education (AIMS), WestEd, the California Early Math Project  (EMP), the State Board of Education, and the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division. Agencies are invited to submit applications to participate in the professional learning and coaching portion of the project. The professional learning and coaching program is designed to develop capacity and expertise in early mathematics and science education for those who provide coaching and training for the early care and education (ECE) workforce who serve children birth to 3rd grade. Moreover, the professional learning and coaching program will engage leaders in developing awareness, program plans, implementation strategies, and tools and practices to leverage community resources in improving mathematics education in their own early learning contexts across the state.  The professional learning and coaching will include participation in a week-long train-the-trainer institute in July 2019 and a follow-up convening in June 2020; monthly coaching sessions; and quarterly community of practice sessions. In addition, participants will engage in surveys, focus groups, and/or interviews to provide feedback throughout the project period. Agencies will receive $100,000 to support their full participation in the entire project period – from July 2019 to September 2020. Applications are due on April 30th at 5pm. Make sure to complete each section and click "Done" when complete. If you have any questions, please contact Matilda Soria at
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