October 8, 2004

In this Issue:

1. Leveling the Playing Field: Supporting Immigrant Children From Birth to Eight

Source: The Future of Children - October 5, 2004

Leveling the Playing Field: Supporting Immigrant Children From Birth to Eight: This article, which appears in the lastest issue of The Future of Children, discusses the services that children from birth to age eight need to support their healthy development, with a particular focus on the education needs and barriers to access for young children in immigrant families. It is available online at http://www.futureofchildren.org/information2826/information_show.htm?doc_id=240605

2. 20th Annual International DEC Conference - Lessons Learned: Weaving Our Future From the Threads of the Past

Source: Division for Early Childhood - September 29, 2004

The 20th Annual International Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Conference is coming up December 5-8, 2004 in Chicago, IL. For more information go to http://www.dec-sped.org/conference_04/about_the_conference.html. [Note: Link checked on 9/10/2007 - this document is no longer available online].

3. National Resource Center for Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Source: Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project - October 6, 2004

The Children's Bureau in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a 5-year grant to establish and maintain a National Resource Center for Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse to the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project (CHTOP). The resource center will provide training and technical assistance to the states in order to strengthen their community-based child abuse prevention programs. For additional information please contact:

Linda Baker, MSW
(919) 620-6412
lbaker@chtop.org
http://chtop.org/

4. Breathing Problems during Sleep May Affect Mental Development in Infants and Young Children

Source: NIH News - October 7, 2004

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence than do other children their age, according to two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both studies appear in the October issue of Journal of Pediatrics. For an overview of the findings go to http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/sleep_breathingproblems.cfm