January 19, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. Two New Early Childhood Intervention Reports from the What Works Clearinghouse
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - January 19, 2007
  2. Promoting Effective Early Learning: What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 19, 2007
  3. Tailoring Printed Materials for Improving Child Find
      Source: TRACE - Retrieved January 19, 2007
  4. Tool for Examining Families' Experiences: The National Survey of Early Childhood Health
      Source: Commonwealth Fund - January 19, 2007
  5. Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
      Source: Children's Bureau - January 17, 2007

1. Two New Early Childhood Intervention Reports from the What Works Clearinghouse

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - January 19, 2007

IES has released its fifth and sixth early childhood interventions reports:

2. Promoting Effective Early Learning: What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 19, 2007

A new brief from the National Center for Children in Poverty, Promoting Effective Early Learning: What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know by Lisa G. Klein and Jane Knitzer, is meant to help policymakers and educators understand two important elements that will help young low-income children succeed in the early school years: use of an intentional curriculum and professional development and teacher supports. For more details and to download the full report go to http://nccp.org/publications/pub_695.html

3. Tailoring Printed Materials for Improving Child Find

Source: TRACE - Retrieved January 19, 2007

The following new products from the Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE) have recently been posted online:

4. Tool for Examining Families' Experiences: The National Survey of Early Childhood Health

Source: Commonwealth Fund - January 19, 2007

Pediatric care providers do not always know what kinds of resources, information, and skills parents of young children need to promote healthy development. To address this issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities developed the National Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH). to examine families' experiences, both with pediatric care and with supporting their children's health at home. The NSECH is meant to answer the following questions regarding child care and development:

  • What are the primary health care issues facing parents today?
  • What concerns do parents have about raising their children?
  • Which developmental and parenting issues do parents want to learn more about?
  • Which issues are already being addressed by medical care providers?
A recently published Commonwealth Fund-supported article outlines the objectives and design of the NSECH. For more details and to download the full article go to http://www.cmwf.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=428539

5. Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

Source: Children's Bureau - January 17, 2007

This manual from the Children's Bureau describes the root causes, symptoms, and consequences of neglect, as well as interdisciplinary ways to intervene and to prevent both its occurrence and recurrence. It is available online at http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/neglect/index.cfm