March 26, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. Keys to High-Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers
      Source: National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative - Retrieved March 26, 2010
  2. Two New Pre-K Policy Briefs from the Education Law Center
      Source: Education Law Center - Retrieved March 26, 2010
  3. Early Childhood Funding Opportunities
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Retrieved March 26, 2010

1. Keys to High-Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

Source: National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative - Retrieved March 26, 2010

The National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative at ZERO TO THREE recently published a fact sheet entitled Keys to High-Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers (2010). It describes common elements found in the core knowledge and competencies (CKC) for early care and education professionals in 36 States, including special considerations for children with special needs and cultural diversity. It is available online at http://www.zerotothree.org/public-policy/state-community-policy/nitcci/core-knowledge-and-competencies-for-infants-and-toddlers.pdf

2. Two New Pre-K Policy Briefs from the Education Law Center

Source: Education Law Center - Retrieved March 26, 2010

The Education Law Center recently released the following two new policy briefs, with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts:

3. Early Childhood Funding Opportunities

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Retrieved March 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is presently accepting applications for the following two early childhood funding opportunities:

  • National Head Start Fellowships Program
    Office of Head Start
    This program offers leaders in the early childhood community the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences and a national perspective on public policy making, the Administration for Children and Families, and other Federal agencies serving children and families. Applications are being accepted until April 1, 2010. More information is available at: http://www.headstartresourcecenter.org/fellowship/?sec=8&subsec=0&id=60.
  • Child Care Research Scholars
    Office of Planning Research & Evaluation
    This program provides funds to support dissertation research on child care policy issues in partnership with State Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies. Applications are due May 3, 2010. More information is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-OPRE-YE-0004