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:
September 1, 2015 10:08 AM
The Kalamazoo Public Library partnered with a collegiate baseball team to provide a summer reading program for their youngest fans.
July 30, 2015 07:31 AM
Reach Out and Read has launched the Prescription for Success Toolkit, aimed at helping families benefit from museum and library services that foster literacy development in young children.
July 16, 2015 08:10 AM
A training session hosted by the Families and Work Institute will share the science of early learning with professionals who work in museums and libraries.
July 9, 2015 12:57 PM
Many Let’s Move! Gardens are participating in the Million Pollinator Challenge to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators.
June 22, 2015 01:47 PM
The amazing world of “making” took hold of the nation’s capital this month, and IMLS played an important role organizing key festivities.