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Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration - April 21, 2009
The following grant notice was recently published by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration:
Source: Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - April 23, 2009
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) recently published the following grant notice:
Source: National Academy for State Health Policy - Retrieved April 21, 2009
In 2007, 19 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia formed the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Screening Academy, with support from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Their aim is to improve the identification of children with or at risk for developmental delays. NASHP has recently released the following new policy briefs, which examine some of the findings from the ABCD Screening Academy. They were produced with the support of the Commonwealth Fund.
Source: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) - April 24, 2009
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) recently announced a new Spanish version of its Promoting Social and Emotional Competence: Infant Toddler Training modules. These training modules include facilitator guides, trainer scripts, PowerPoint slides, participant handouts, and training video clips for supporting early care and education providers who work with children birth - 2 years old and their families. They can be downloaded for free at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/inftodd.html
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Retrieved April 24, 3009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new report, entitled A Call to Action: Advancing Essential Services and Research on FASDs. The report provides recommendations from the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect on promoting and improving strategies to 1) reduce alcohol use and alcohol-exposed pregnancies and 2) improve early identification, diagnostic services, and research on interventions for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and their families. The report is available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/documents/08_121973CallActionBk+Cov.pdf. Additional materials from the CDC on FASDs are available at http:http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fas/default.htm
Source: Office of Head Start - April 23, 2009
The Office of Head Start will be presenting a Webcast entitled Language and Literacy through Science on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 2 p.m. (ET). This webcast will explore various ways for teachers and parents to integrate science across early childhood learning experiences with an emphasis on young children's language and literacy. More information is available at http://www.fc-tv.com/clients/headstart/science/registration.asp
Source: Washington Learning Systems - April 22, 2009
Washington Learning Systems has just released its free "On-The-Go" parent-child early literacy activities in Russian. 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/.