In this Issue:
Source: The Foundation for Child Development - January 10, 2008
A new policy brief, Implementing Policies to Reduce the Likelihood of Preschool Expulsion by Walter S. Gilliam, examines factors associated with expulsion from prekindergarten. The author specifically addresses those factors that may inform changes in policy that can be both implemented and regulated. It is available online at http://fcd-us.org/resources/implementing-policies-reduce-likelihood-preschool-expulsion.
This policy brief is a follow-up to the 2005 study Prekindergartners Left Behind: Expulsion Rates in State Prekindergarten Programs, which looked at expulsion rates by program setting, gender, race/ethnicity, and state.
Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - January 8, 2008
The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is pleased to announce its plans to provide specialized technical assistance in 2008 to eight successful state applicants: Maine, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. All of these states include among their goals building capacity to implement evidence-based early literacy learning practices in various early childhood settings including programs such as Part C, Part B/619, child care, and public and private preschool settings.
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. To learn more about CELL, please visit http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org
Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - January 8, 2008
On January 8, 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families published the final rule implementing the addition of family child care as a Head Start and Early Head Start program option in the Federal Register. This regulation takes effect on February 7, 2008. For more information go to http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E7-25462.htm
Source: ZERO TO THREE - January 8, 2008
A new fact sheet on the ZERO TO THREE Web site, Selected Federally Funded Early Childhood Research Projects, provides overview information on selected early childhood research projects funded by the federal government. It is available at http://www.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/Federally_funded_ECD_research.pdf/21185391?docID=4661&verID=1
Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - January 9, 2008
The Center for Law and Social Policy recently released the following publications related to child care and Early Head Start programs: