August 24, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. Summary Chart of Federal Programs Focused on Serving Young Children
      Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - August 20, 2007
  2. Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services
      Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway - August 24, 2007
  3. Applications for Specialized Technical Assistance from the Center for Early Literacy Learning
      Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - August 24, 2007
  4. Grant Notice - Head Start University Partnership Research Grants
      Source: Administration for Children and Families - August 24, 2007
  5. New Training Modules on IDEA 2004
      Source: NICHCY - August 21, 2007

1. Summary Chart of Federal Programs Focused on Serving Young Children

Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - August 20, 2007

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center recently published a chart entitled Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families: A Look at Federal Early Childhood Programs and the Roles of State & Local Governments. The chart provides a summary of the primary federal programs currently focused on serving very young children. It is available online at http://www.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/FedITProgramsAug07.pdf?docID=4041

2. Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway - August 24, 2007

Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C - Early Intervention Services - This bulletin from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides examples of State efforts to implement the new Part C referral provisions in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). It explains the overall importance to child welfare of the Part C Early Intervention Program and offers potential strategies to address barriers. For more information go to http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/partc/index.cfm

3. Applications for Specialized Technical Assistance from the Center for Early Literacy Learning

Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - August 24, 2007

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to synthesize research on early literacy learning; identify, develop, and implement evidence-based practices; and provide general and specialized technical assistance promoting the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices.

CELL is beginning the process of selecting states to receive specialized technical assistance (TA) in the upcoming year. TA will be offered in two forms: CELL Information Sharing Communities and CELL Statewide Training Assistance. Applications must be received by October 31, 2007.

To learn more about CELL go to http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/
To learn more about CELL specialized TA and how to apply go to http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/eNotes/CELL_TA.pdf
For other questions contact: Rebecca Holland Coviello, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research, Phone: 202-403-5404

4. Grant Notice - Head Start University Partnership Research Grants

Source: Administration for Children and Families - August 24, 2007

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that funds are available for Head Start University Partnership Research Grants: Strategies for Developing Head Start Teacher Effectiveness. These grants fund research activities to identify and assess effective strategies/interventions that develop and sustain the Head Start teacher behaviors likely to improve child outcomes. The closing date for applications is Dec 19, 2007. For more information go to http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=15288&mode=VIEW

5. New Training Modules on IDEA 2004

Source: NICHCY - August 21, 2007

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) recently released the following new modules for its Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004:

To view all available modules go to http://www.nichcy.org/Laws/IDEA/Pages/BuildingTheLegacy.aspx.asp