In this Issue:
Source: NAEYC - Retrieved April 29, 2005
The NAEYC Governing Board has approved the new NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria ... Collectively, the ten recommended early childhood program standards represent essential, interlocking elements of high-quality programs for all children from birth through kindergarten. "All children" means all; it includes children with developmental delays and disabilities; children whose families are culturally and linguistically diverse; and children from diverse socio-economic groups. It also recognizes that all children have individual learning styles, strengths, and needs ... To read the newly approved standards and criteria go to http://www.naeyc.org/academy/
Source: Federal Register: April 25, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 78)
The purpose of this announcement is to report the availability of funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support field- initiated research activities in partnership with Head Start programs.
Due Date for Letter of Intent or Preapplications: June 3, 2005.
Due Date for Applications: Application is due June 24, 2005.
For complete information go to http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-8220.htm
Source: International Reading Association - Retrieved April 29, 2005
The International Reading Association recently released a position statement on preschool literacy entitled Literacy Development in the Preschool Years. The position statement highlights:
Source: NIEER - April 21, 2005
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) Director W. Steven Barnett's testimony to the House Subcommittee on Education Reform Hearing on Early Childhood Education: Improvement Through Integration is available online at http://nieer.org/resources/hottopics/BarnettTestimony042105.pdf