August 22, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. Grant Announcement - 2009 Young Scholars Program
      Source: The Foundation for Child Development - Retrieved August 22, 2008
  2. New FPG Snapshot - After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers
      Source: FPG Child Development Institute - August 18, 2008
  3. "On the Go" Early Literacy Materials Now Available in Spanish
      Source: Washington Learning Systems - August 20, 2008
  4. Highlights from the Higher Education Opportunity Act
      Source: Council for Exceptional Children - August 20, 2008
  5. Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2008 Update
      Source: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Retrieved August 15, 2008
  6. Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - August 22, 2208

1. Grant Announcement - 2009 Young Scholars Program

Source: The Foundation for Child Development - Retrieved August 22, 2008

The Foundation for Child Development is accepting proposals for its 2009 Young Scholars Program, which supports young scholars conducting research on the development of children in immigrant families from birth to age ten, particularly those who are living in low-income families. Proposals focused on children from birth to age eight are highly encouraged. Proposals must be received on or before Wednesday, November 5, 2008. To learn more go to http://www.fcd-us.org/resources/resources_show.htm?doc_id=693333

2. New FPG Snapshot - After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers

Source: FPG Child Development Institute - August 18, 2008

A new Snapshot from the FPG Child Development Institute, entitled After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers, summarizes a number of key findings related to the developmental status and early intervention service needs of children under the age of three who have been abused or neglected. It is based on the final report of an analysis of the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS) and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW). To access the Snapshot go to http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/Snap54.pdf

The full report, entitled The Developmental Status and Early Intervention Services Needs of Maltreated Children: Final Report, by Jan Losby, Richard P. Barth, Anita A. Scarborough, E. Christopher Lloyd, Cecilia Casanueva, and Tammy Mann, is available online at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/devneeds/index.htm

3. "On the Go" Early Literacy Materials Now Available in Spanish

Source: Washington Learning Systems - August 20, 2008

Washington Learning Systems has posted the SPANISH VERSION of its free parent-child early literacy activities entitled "On the Go." These activities can be used outside the home (in the car, while walking, during bus rides) with children from birth through preschool. They were developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and are appropriate for children with disabilities, as well as children who are developing typically. They are available online at http://www.walearning.com/parent-tools/on-the-go/

4. Highlights from the Higher Education Opportunity Act

Source: Council for Exceptional Children - August 20, 2008

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has published the following two summaries highlighting provisions that impact students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents and professionals working on their behalf in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which was signed into law on August 14, 2008:

5. Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2008 Update

Source: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - Retrieved August 15, 2008

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) recently published a report entitled Parents and the High Price of Child Care: 2008 Update, which provides information on the typical costs of child care for infants and four-year-olds in centers and family child care homes across the U.S. The report shows that in 2007, the average price of full-time child care in a center was as high as $14,591 a year for infants and as high as $10,787 a year for 4-year-olds. Recommendations for increasing the availability of affordable and high quality child care are included. The report is available at http://www.naccrra.org/publications/naccrra-publications/parents-and-the-high-price-of-child-care-2008

6. Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - August 22, 2208

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) has published a new brief entitled, Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States, by Amy Susman-Stillman and Patti Banghart. The brief summarizes the findings of a literature review on Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care and addresses questions such as:

  • What proportion of employed parents use FFN care?
  • Do patterns of FFN use vary by the child's age?
  • Do patterns of FFN use vary by family characteristics, such as income level, ethnicity, and parent work schedule?
  • What are the characteristics of FFN caregivers?
It is available online at http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_835.html