In this Issue:
Source: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child - January 25, 2008
A new working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC) summarizes the most recent scientific advances in understanding the importance of sensitive periods on brain development, and the implications of those findings for policy. A pre-publication copy is available online at http://www.developingchild.net/pubs/wp/Timing_Quality_Early_Experiences.pdf
Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 25, 2008
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) has recently published the following two new reports:
Source: National Early Childhood Transition Center - January 18, 2008
The National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) has published a new research brief describing critical family outcomes to be considered when designing transition services for young children. It is available online at http://www.ihdi.uky.edu/nectc/Documents/PRESENTATIONS/What's%20New%20Blurbs/familyoutcomes%20(2).pdf
Full citation: Harbin, G., Rous, B., Peeler, N, Schuster, J. & McCormick, K (2007). Desired family outcomes of the early childhood transition process, NECTC Research Brief #5. Lexington, KY: National Early Childhood Transition Center.
Source: W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Retrieved January 23, 2008
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) has recently announced a new publication entitled, Tangible Steps Toward Tomorrow; New Designs for Early Education, Ages 0-8, which provides a set of ideas or "thought-starters" on transforming early education to ensure school readiness and success for the next generation. It is available at http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=101&CID=168&CatID=168&ItemID=5000407&NID=20&LanguageID=0
Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - Retrieved January 25, 2008
A new guide from the National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation has been developed to help decision-makers be better prepared to interpret data about whether or not a specific early childhood program is effective and worth investing in. It is available online at http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu/content/downloads/Decision_Guide.pdf
The National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation is a collaborative project involving Harvard University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins University.