September 15, 2006

In this Issue:

  1. Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies
      Source: NCCP - September 15, 2006
  2. New Issue of the Future of Children - "Opportunity in America"
      Source: Center for Research on Child Wellbeing - September 15, 2006
  3. Second Quarter 2006 OSEP Policy Documents Now Available Online
      Source: U.S. Dept. of Education - September 14, 2006
  4. New National Institutes of Health Web Site for Child Health and Human Development
      Source: NIH News - September 13, 2006

1. Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies

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

2. New Issue of the Future of Children - "Opportunity in America"

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.

3. Second Quarter 2006 OSEP Policy Documents Now Available Online

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.html

For 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

4. New National Institutes of Health Web Site for Child Health and Human Development

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/