June 25, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. Funding Opportunity for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - June 24, 2010
  2. Tots 'n Tech Newsletter on Using Assistive Technology to Support Socialization
      Source: Tots 'n Tech Research Institute - Retrieved June 15, 2010
  3. NACCRRA's Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes: 2010 Update
      Source: National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies - Retrieved June 25, 2010

1. Funding Opportunity for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - June 24, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are now accepting applications for the FY 2010 Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program. The Program will support the implementation of high-quality, culturally-relevant home visiting programs that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in Tribal settings. Applications are by 4:30 pm EST on July 26, 2010. To learn more and to access the full announcement, go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-OFA-TH-0134

2. Tots 'n Tech Newsletter on Using Assistive Technology to Support Socialization

Source: Tots 'n Tech Research Institute - Retrieved June 15, 2010

The Tots 'n Tech Research Institute (TnT) has published its June 2010 newsletter, which looks at using assistive technology (AT) with young children to support socialization in a variety of ways. For example, AT can be used to help children express themselves, build friendships, explore their environment and reduce frustrations that may be associated with challenging behaviors. To access the newsletter online, go to http://tnt.asu.edu/files/June2010.pdf

3. NACCRRA's Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes: 2010 Update

Source: National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies - Retrieved June 25, 2010

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) has published its 2010 report ranking states on their small family child care standards and oversight policies. According to the report, only 9 states met all of the health and safety requirements needed to keep children safe and healthy in small family child care. 17 states received a score of zero. About half the states do not conduct inspections at least annually. 26 states do not have minimum education requirements for family child care providers and only 27 states require criminal background checks using fingerprints. Leaving Children to Chance: NACCRRA's Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes: 2010 Update (2010) is available online at http://www.naccrra.org/publications/naccrra-publications/leaving-children-to-chance-2010.php