In this Issue:
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
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
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://184.108.40.206/MCH_library/AZresources.html#D and scan down to Developmental Screening.
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
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.