July 25, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. New Grant Notices from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
  2. Fact Sheet on Infants and Toddlers in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program
      Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - July 23, 2008
  3. Child Well-Being Index - 2008 Report
      Source: Foundation for Child Development - July 22, 2008
  4. Kids' Share 2008: How Children Fare in the Federal Budget
      Source: Urban Institute - Retrieved July 21, 2008

1. New Grant Notices from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

On July 21, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) posted the following grant notices in the Federal Register:

2. Fact Sheet on Infants and Toddlers in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program

Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - July 23, 2008

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has published a new fact sheet entitled Infants and Toddlers in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (July 2008), by Hannah Matthews. The fact sheet highlights key information about children under the age of three being served in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program and discusses variations in CCDBG policies set by the states. It is available online at http://s242739747.onlinehome.us/publications/ccdbg_infants_and_toddlers_snapshot_final.pdf

3. Child Well-Being Index - 2008 Report

Source: Foundation for Child Development - July 22, 2008

The Foundation for Child Development has just released its 2008 annual Child Well-Being Index (CWI), which examines national trends in overall child well-being over time. It is based on 28 indicators in seven key areas of well-being beginning in 1975. For more information and to access the report online go to http://www.fcd-us.org/resources/resources_show.htm?doc_id=696293

4. Kids' Share 2008: How Children Fare in the Federal Budget

Source: Urban Institute - Retrieved July 21, 2008

The Urban Institute recently published Kids' Share 2008: How Children Fare in the Federal Budget, its second annual report looking at trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. The report suggests that in past years children have not been a budget priority and continuing with this trend, in 2007 children's spending did not keep pace with gross domestic product (GDP) growth. To access the full report go to http://www.urban.org/publications/411699.html