January 26, 2006

In this Issue:

  1. Pathways to Early School Success: Helping the Most Vulnerable Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 26, 2006
  2. FPG Invites Applications for 2006 Postdoctoral Fellowships
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute - January 23, 2006
  3. 2006 Teleconference Series Hosted by the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
      Source: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center - January 26, 2006

1. Pathways to Early School Success: Helping the Most Vulnerable Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 26, 2006

Research demonstrates that all low-income babies, toddlers, and families can benefit from child development and family support programs, such as Early Head Start. However, there are babies, toddlers, and parents who face so many risks that these programs alone may not be enough. A new issue brief, Pathways to Early School Success: Helping the Most Vulnerable Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families by Jane Knitzer and Jill Lefkowitz, describes 10 strategies that can help these most vulnerable families and promote early school success even in the face of multiple demographic, economic, and parental risk factors, such as depression and trauma. For more information and to access the report go to http://nccp.org/publications/pub_669.html

2. FPG Invites Applications for 2006 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Source: FPG Child Development Institute - January 23, 2006

The FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) invites applications for postdoctoral research training fellowships in education sciences. The training program will support two fellows for two years each, beginning in the summer or fall of 2006. The program is designed to promote the professional development of research scientists who will significantly contribute to early childhood education and related fields. For complete information go to http://www.fpg.unc.edu/news/highlight_detail.cfm?ID=559

3. 2006 Teleconference Series Hosted by the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center

Source: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center - January 26, 2006

The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center will host four 90-minute teleconference workshops on topics related to child welfare, HIV, and substance abuse beginning February 21, 2006. To learn more go to http://aia.berkeley.edu/training/teleconference/teleconference_series.php