Skip to main content

Preschool and Out of School Time Learning

Preschool & Out-of-School Time Learning

The Office of Preschool and Out-of-School Time Learning (P&OSTL) provides information, consultation, and resources to families, educators, and communities concerned with the progress and development of children, youth, and their families so that they will be prepared to succeed in school and in life. P&OSTL manages federal and state grant programs and consults with preschool programs, elementary leaders related to transitioning into K-3 primary grades, and out-of-school time programs (i.e., before- and- after- school and summer learning) for K-12 students. Major programs include Great Start Readiness Program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Strong Beginnings, and the State School Aid, Section 32n out-of-school time grants. 

Richard Lower, Director

For specific information:
21st Century Community Learning Centers:;
FPME Launch: