May 17, 2006

In this Issue:

  1. Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior
      Source: Center for Evidence Based Practices in Early Learning - May 16, 2006
  2. Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants Available
      Source: Department of Health & Human Services - May 15, 2006
  3. New Web Site Presents Collaboration Opportunities for Medicaid's Child Health Component and State Maternal and Child Health Programs
      Source: MCH Alert - May 12, 2006
  4. Physically Healthy and Ready to Learn (Technical Assistance Paper No.1)
      Source: Head Start - May 17, 2006

1. Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Source: Center for Evidence Based Practices in Early Learning - May 16, 2006

The Center for Evidence Based Practices in Early Learning is pleased to announce a new addition to the CEBP website - a product called Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior. This FREE resource offers teachers guidance on how to support children with challenging behavior within preschool routines and has already proven to be a very popular tool with teachers. It includes hyperlinked handouts and visual supports that explain strategies in detail and provide the teacher with a template for creating materials. Available online at http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/tools.html

2. Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants Available

Source: Department of Health & Human Services - May 15, 2006

The following grant opportunity was recently announced by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):

Program Office:Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)
Funding Opportunity Title: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/23/2006
Due Date for Applications: 07/14/2006
Executive Summary: Funds are provided for Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs.

For complete information go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2006-ACF-OPRE-YD-0068.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other HHS grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].

3. New Web Site Presents Collaboration Opportunities for Medicaid's Child Health Component and State Maternal and Child Health Programs

Source: MCH Alert - May 12, 2006

The EPSDT and Title V Collaboration to Improve Child Health is a Web-based tool designed to help Medicaid and state maternal and child health (MCH) agencies identify opportunities for working together to ensure children's access to and receipt of the full range of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program services. The Web site was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with George Washington University's Department of Health Policy. The Web site provides information about how Medicaid's EPSDT program works with public health, families, managed care organizations, pediatricians, and other health professionals to finance appropriate and necessary pediatric services. Information about the role of MCH programs in fulfilling the potential of EPSDT, family support strategies, data monitoring, and policy and legislative issues is also included. The Web site is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/epsdt.

[Originally published in MCHAlert 2006 National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health and Georgetown University. Reprinted with permission.]

4. Physically Healthy and Ready to Learn (Technical Assistance Paper No.1)

Source: Head Start - May 17, 2006

Head Start has published a new technical assistance paper entitled: Physically Healthy and Ready to Learn(Technical Assistance Paper No.1). Head Start's overall mission is to help children from low-income families start school ready to learn - to be ready to learn, young children need to be healthy. Healthy Foundation; Ongoing Care; Communication; Health and Safety; and Nutrition are among the ten topics included. To order and/or download the new resource go to http://www.headstartinfo.org/cgi-bin/pubcatstore.cfm?CatID=404&do=detail .