October 10, 2008

In this Issue:

  1. Four New Briefs from the National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation
      Source: National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation - October 1, 2008
  2. Recent Reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - Retrieved October 10, 2008
  3. What Works Clearinghouse Updates Intervention Report on "Ready, Set, Leap!"
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - October 7, 2008
  4. CLASP Paper on Protecting Children and Strengthening Families
      Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - October 3, 2008
  5. U.S. Department of Education Resource on Teaching Children with ADHD
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - October 3, 2008
  6. New Web Site - Children and Clinical Studies
      Source: National Institutes of Health - October 6, 2008

1. Four New Briefs from the National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation

Source: National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation - October 1, 2008

The National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation at the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University has published four new briefs summarizing the results and implications of recently published studies related to early childhood programs and conditions. These short, web-based publications address the efficacy of state pre-K programs, the effects of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods on verbal skills and the benefits of nurse home-visiting. They can be accessed at http://developingchild.harvard.edu/library/briefs/evaluation_science_briefs/

2. Recent Reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - Retrieved October 10, 2008

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) has recently published the following reports:

3. What Works Clearinghouse Updates Intervention Report on "Ready, Set, Leap!"

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - October 7, 2008

The What Works Clearinghouse has updated an early childhood intervention report on "Ready, Set, Leap!", a preschool curriculum that focuses on early reading skills, such as phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, and letter-sound correspondence, using multi-sensory technology. To read the report go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/early_ed/rsl/

4. CLASP Paper on Protecting Children and Strengthening Families

Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - October 3, 2008

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has published a paper entitled Protecting Children and Strengthening Families, by Rutledge Q. Hutson. The author provides a number of recommendations to help reduce abuse and neglect and ameliorate its harmful effects on children. The paper is available online at http://s242739747.onlinehome.us/publications/protectchildren100308.pdf

5. U.S. Department of Education Resource on Teaching Children with ADHD

Source: U.S. Department of Education - October 3, 2008

The Department of Education has released a new publication entitled Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices. It is available online at http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/adhd/adhd-teaching.html.

This is the second of two publications addressing issues related to the instruction of children with ADHD. The first, Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home was published in 2003 and is available at http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/adhd/adhd-identifying.html

6. New Web Site - Children and Clinical Studies

Source: National Institutes of Health - October 6, 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new Web site to help parents and health professionals understand issues related children's medical research. The Web site, Children and Clinical Studies, explains why research in children is important, how studies are conducted, and what measures are taken to protect the safety and privacy of study participants. For more information go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/childrenandclinicalstudies/index.php