Museums and libraries have special roles in meeting the needs of the youngest learners and their caregivers.
Partnership: Head Start, Child Care, and Public Libraries
This partnership between IMLS and the HHS Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care encourages collaboration between early childhood programs and public libraries to help meet the educational needs of young children and their families.
National Initiative: Let's Move! Museums & Gardens
This new national initiative will provide opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen early learning (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Early learning content on the IMLS website:
November 12, 2013 03:27 PM
Director Hildreth joined Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) for the launch of EatPlayGrow™, a new early childhood educational curriculum designed to keep children healthy.
September 10, 2013 04:09 PM
Library Director Robert Karatsu and Community Member Christine DeVries talk about how the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library serves the many diverse members of its community.
August 28, 2013 11:39 AM
Leslie Bushara was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Bushara led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum’s educational programming and curricula, which have shown lasting impact city-, state- and nationwide.
August 27, 2013 01:53 PM
Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh and Community Member Jo Cruz talk about how the library has become a leader in early learning by helping parents and caregivers understand early literacy.
August 23, 2013 08:29 AM
IMLS analyst Deanne Swan looks at a Department of Education study to learn about children who are benefitting from visits to museums and libraries, and those who are not.