August 6, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. What Works Clearinghouse Releases New Intervention Reports on Early Childhood Education
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - August 2, 2007
  2. A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy: Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes in Learning, Behavior, and Health for Vulnerable Children
      Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - August 6, 2007
  3. NIH Funds New Program to Investigate Causes and Treatment of Autism
      Source: NIH News - August 3, 2007
  4. More Final Comments on the Proposed Part C Regulations
      Source: NDSS, EIFA, COPAA, AFB - July 23, 2007
  5. Invitation to Apply: ZERO TO THREE's State Partnership for Prevention Project
      Source: ZERO TO THREE - August 6, 2007
  6. New Podcast Series to Share Latest Research on Early Child Development
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - July 31, 2007

1. What Works Clearinghouse Releases New Intervention Reports on Early Childhood Education

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - August 2, 2007

The What Works Clearinghouse recently released the following new intervention reports related to Early Childhood Education:

2. A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy: Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes in Learning, Behavior, and Health for Vulnerable Children

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - August 6, 2007

This new report from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University integrates the scientific knowledge base of how brain architecture is formed in very young children with those factors from the program evaluation literature that appear to offer the best course toward positive outcomes for children. It builds on the work that began with the 2000 landmark report by the National Academy of Sciences, From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, followed by the work of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation. It is available at http://www.developingchild.net/pubs/persp/pdf/Policy_Framework.pdf

3. NIH Funds New Program to Investigate Causes and Treatment of Autism

Source: NIH News - August 3, 2007

The National Institutes of Health will intensify its efforts to find the causes of autism and identify new treatments for the disorder through a new research program. The Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) program represents a consolidation of two existing programs, the Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART) and Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEA) into a single research effort. A related NIH News Release is available online at http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/aug2007/nichd-02.htm

4. More Final Comments on the Proposed Part C Regulations

Source: NDSS, EIFA, COPAA, AFB - July 23, 2007

Last week eNotes included a link to the final comments from Division for Early Childhood (DEC) on the Proposed Part C regulations. Below are links to the final comments from several additional National Organizations, including:

5. Invitation to Apply: ZERO TO THREE's State Partnership for Prevention Project

Source: ZERO TO THREE - August 6, 2007

ZERO TO THREE is seeking applications from states to enroll in its State Partnerships for Prevention Project. This project seeks to help prevent child maltreatment by involving child care programs in primary prevention efforts. State leadership teams will receive consultation and training for up to 40 trainers in ZERO TO THREE's new Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Parent Provider Partnership curriculum. Applications are due by October 23, 2007. To learn more go to http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_trng_pcan_app1.

6. New Podcast Series to Share Latest Research on Early Child Development

Source: FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - July 31, 2007

FPG Voices, a new monthly podcast series produced by FPG Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide parents, child care providers, policymakers, and early childhood professionals with the latest research findings in early childhood development. Each episode will feature an interview with a researcher to learn more about a study recently published in a peer-reviewed journal. For more information go to http://www.fpg.unc.edu/news/podcasts.cfm