May 25, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. New FPG Snapshot - Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression?
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute - May 21, 2007
  2. State Child Care Map
      Source: ZERO TO THREE - May 21, 2007
  3. New Transition Alert from the National Early Childhood Transition Center
      Source: National Early Childhood Transition Center - May 25, 2007
  4. Buenos Principios: Latino Children in the Earliest Years of Life
      Source: National Council of La Raza - Retrieved May 21, 2007
  5. Grant Notices from the Administration for Children and Families
      Source: Administration for Children and Families - May 21, 2007

1. New FPG Snapshot - Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression?

Source: FPG Child Development Institute - May 21, 2007

Children living in poverty often have less than ideal home environments and are at an increased risk for depression in adulthood. Follow-up research from the FPG Child Development Institute's Abecedarian Project found that young adults (21 years of age) who had received high quality, full-time early educational child care from infancy to age five reported fewer symptoms of depression than similar young adults who had not. To read a summary of the findings go to http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap46.pdf

Full article citation: McLaughlin, A., Campbell, F. A., Pungello, E. P., & Skinner, M. (2007). Early educational child care reduces depressive symptoms in young adults reared in low-income families. Child Development, 78(3), 746-756.

2. State Child Care Map

Source: ZERO TO THREE - May 21, 2007

The National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative at ZERO TO THREE recently updated its State Child Care Map, which provides demographic information about children birth to three and their families, the child care system that serves them, and each state's use of Child Care Development Funds. It is available online at http://www.nccic.org/itcc/states/index.htm.

3. New Transition Alert from the National Early Childhood Transition Center

Source: National Early Childhood Transition Center - May 25, 2007

The National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) recently published a new Transition Alert which reviews Part C NPRM as it relates to transition. It is available online at http://www.ihdi.uky.edu/NECTC/DOCUMENTS/TRANSITIONALERTS/Part C NPRM.pdf.

The NECTC Web site (http://www.ihdi.uky.edu/NECTC/) includes numerous documents, presentations and other materials that may be of interest to families and professionals who work with young children with disabilities.

4. Buenos Principios: Latino Children in the Earliest Years of Life

Source: National Council of La Raza - Retrieved May 21, 2007

A recent report by the National Council of La Raza looks at how investing in high-quality, comprehensive early childhood education programs could narrow the school readiness gap between Latino children and other children in the United States. The report includes recommendations for policy-makers. It is available online at http://www.nclr.org/content/publications/detail/45609/

5. Grant Notices from the Administration for Children and Families

Source: Administration for Children and Families - May 21, 2007

The following two new funding opportunities were recently published by the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health & Human Services:

Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program to Support Inclusive Early Childhood Services
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/13/2007
Due Date for Applications: 07/25/2007
URL: For more information please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2007-ACF-OHS-YC-0039.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other ACF grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].

Child Care Policy Research Grants
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/18/2007
Due Date for Applications: 07/02/2007
URL: For more information please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2007-ACF-OPRE-YE-0013.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other ACF grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].

Child Care State Research Capacity Cooperative Agreements
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/18/2007
Due Date for Applications: 07/02/2007
URL: For more information please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2007-ACF-OPRE-YE-0031.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other ACF grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].

National Child Care Toll-Free Hotline
Due Date For Letter of Intent: 06/08/2007
Due Date for Applications: 07/06/2007
URL: For more information please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2007-ACF-OFA-LH-0032.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other ACF grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].