January 20, 2006

In this Issue:

  1. Early Reading First Program: Grants Notice
      Source: Federal Register: January 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 11)
  2. Reaching All Children? Understanding Early Care and Education Participation Among Immigrant Families
      Source: CLASP - January 19, 2006
  3. New Bibliography on Child Developmental Screening
      Source: MCH Library - January 13, 2006
  4. New Strategy Brief: Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
      Source: The Finance Project - Retrieved January 20, 2006
  5. What Works Clearinghouse - Evidenced-Based Education "Help Desk"
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - Retrieved January 20, 2006

1. Early Reading First Program: Grants Notice

Source: Federal Register: January 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 11)

Grants Notice: Early Reading First Program - This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-age children, especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research.

Dates: Applications Available: January 20, 2006.
Deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications: February 20, 2006.
Deadline for Transmittal of Full Applications: May 8, 2006
To access the complete notice go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2006-1/011806c.html

2. Reaching All Children? Understanding Early Care and Education Participation Among Immigrant Families

Source: CLASP - January 19, 2006

Reaching All Children? Understanding Early Care and Education Participation Among Immigrant Families - This new paper from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) explores the participation of young children of immigrants in early care and education programs and characteristics of immigrant families that may influence participation. It provides policy recommendations for state and local administrators of early care and education programs, and proposes areas for additional research. Available at http://www.clasp.org/publications/child_care_immigrant.pdf

3. New Bibliography on Child Developmental Screening

Source: MCH Library - January 13, 2006

The MCH Library has produced a new online bibliography on Child Developmental Screening. It contains 26 items taken from the MCH Library online catalog. Materials were selected in collaboration with The Commonwealth Fund's research project "Linking Pediatric Developmental Care to Community Resources." The bibliography includes selected materials published primarily in 1996 or later. Go to http://141.161.111.132/MCH_library/AZresources.html#D and scan down to Developmental Screening.

4. New Strategy Brief: Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Source: The Finance Project - Retrieved January 20, 2006

Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention - This new strategy brief from the Finance Project highlights major state and local strategies for policymakers to more effectively prevent child abuse and neglect. Available online at http://www.financeproject.org/publications/childabuseSB.pdf

5. What Works Clearinghouse - Evidenced-Based Education "Help Desk"

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - Retrieved January 20, 2006

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) recently opened a Help Desk that provides federal, state, and local education officials, researchers, program providers, and educators with practical tools to advance rigorous evaluations of educational interventions and to identify and implement evidence-based interventions. To learn more go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/tech_assistance/helpdesk.asp.