Parents can expect to see more collaboration between local preschools and elementary schools after the InterMountain Education Service District was awarded a $143,700 grant.

The grant comes from the state’s Early Learning Council and is designed to help the ESD facilitate the creation of Professional Learning Communities.

Professional Learning Communities are already in practice at K-12 schools. Teachers grouped by grade level and/or subject meet weekly to compare data and share what’s working in their classrooms. The ESD grant would expand the practice of PLC’s to include preschool teachers, administrators and collaboration between preschool and kindergarten teachers.

InterMountain ESD superintendent Mark Mulvihill said in a statement that the grant is a great opportunity for the ESD and the newly-formed Blue Mountain Early Learning Hub.

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