In this Issue:
Source: NCCP - September 15, 2006
Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies Pathways to Early School Success by Lisa G. Klein and Jane Knitzer - This new report from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) provides information from research and practice about curricular and teacher support strategies that are critical to reducing the achievement gap for young, low-income children. It is available online at http://nccp.org/publications/pub_668.html
Source: Center for Research on Child Wellbeing - September 15, 2006
The latest issue of The Future of Children, entitled "Opportunity in America", focuses on the extent to which children's chances of success depend on the circumstances into which they are born. It can be accessed online at http://www.futureofchildren.org/pubs-info2825/pubs-info_show.htm?doc_id=388485.
Of particular interest is an article entitled Early Childhood Development and Social Mobility, by W. Steven Barnett and Clive R. Belfield.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Education - September 14, 2006
OSEP policy documents related to the education of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities issued from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006 are now available on the U.S. Department of Education Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/letters/2006-2/index.htmlFor links to OSEP policy letters that specifically address early childhood provisions of the IDEA (Part C and Section 619) go to http://www.nectac.org/idea/clarfctnltrs.asp
Source: NIH News - September 13, 2006
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) recently launched its redesigned Web site, providing easy access to information on a wide array of information - including child health, developmental disorders, women's health, and basic and clinical research.
To read the full press release go to http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/new_nichd_website.cfm
The redesigned Web site is available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/