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:
August 19, 2014 01:46 PM
Learn more about how IMLS is partnering with the BUILD Initiative to meet critical early learning needs
August 18, 2014 02:21 PM
Libraries in Idaho are advancing libraries as community anchor institutions and preparing new generations for college and careers through early literacy efforts and by promoting digital proficiency.
August 11, 2014 03:01 PM
In Florida, kids who visit the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast can climb on vegetable play structures and make their own pizzas with veggies from interactive gardens that teach children about nutrition and physical activity.
July 14, 2014 01:02 PM
The Maryland Division of Library Development and Services is working with community partners to address accessibility, STEM learning, and digital literacy.
June 25, 2014 09:43 AM
Federal library funding will strengthen employment assistance, improve access to government information and help people use technology.