July 16, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. New CONNECT Video on Early Childhood Transition
      Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - July 13, 2010
  2. Resources on Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation State Systems
      Source: ZERO TO THREE - Retrieved July 16, 2010
  3. Guidelines and Videos from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
      Source: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - July 15, 2010
  4. The Impact of Hardship on Very Young Children
      Source: Children's Health Watch - Retrieved July 16, 2010
  5. Podcast Features a Discussion on the QRIS National Learning Network
      Source: New America Foundation - July 12, 2010
  6. Institute for Education Science Invites Feedback on Proposed Priorities
      Source: Institute for Education Sciences - July 15, 2010

1. New CONNECT Video on Early Childhood Transition

Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - July 13, 2010

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge has released an 8-minute video entitled Foundations of Transition for Young Children, which focuses on what teachers and families need to know to help young children transition smoothly from one early childhood program or service to another, the legal requirements to support transition and the characteristics of effective transition practices. This 8-minute video is available at http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/resources/videos/foundations-of-transition?nectac=

2. Resources on Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation State Systems

Source: ZERO TO THREE - Retrieved July 16, 2010

ZERO TO THREE has published a collection of resources related to its June 22, 2010 webinar on Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation State Systems. Resources include:

  • Key Components of a Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation System: A Self-Assessment Tool for States
  • One-page descriptions of four model states: Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington
  • A recording of the webinar and all webinar materials

The collection is available online at http://www.zerotothree.org/public-policy/webinars-conference-calls/home-visitation-webinar.html

3. Guidelines and Videos from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Source: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - July 15, 2010

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has several new resources available online, including:

4. The Impact of Hardship on Very Young Children

Source: Children's Health Watch - Retrieved July 16, 2010

Children's Health Watch has released a new brief entitled Healthy Families in Hard Times: Solutions for Multiple Family Hardships (June 2010), which looks at the impact of hardship on very young children. The brief finds that very young children in families who experience a combination of food, housing, and energy insecurity are more likely to be at risk of developmental delay and more likely to experience health problems than children in families with no hardships. The brief provides recommendations for improving the lives of these children through strengthening and coordinating the current programs they are eligible for. It is available online at http://www.childrenshealthwatch.org/upload/resource/multiplehardships_report_jun10.pdf

5. Podcast Features a Discussion on the QRIS National Learning Network

Source: New America Foundation - July 12, 2010

The latest in a series of podcasts from the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative features Gerrit Westervelt, director of the Build Initiative. In this podcast, Gerrit talks about how Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are evolving, what is available on the QRIS National Learning Network's Web site, and what research is being done related to QRIS. The podcast is available online at http://earlyed.newamerica.net/blogposts/2010/podcast-34216

6. Institute for Education Science Invites Feedback on Proposed Priorities

Source: Institute for Education Sciences - July 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences (IES) has released proposed priorities to guide future research in education and is seeking feedback from the public. Among other things, the proposed priorities include future research that emphasizes school readiness and developmental outcomes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Comments are being accepted until September 7, 2010. To learn more, go to http://ies.ed.gov/director/ed-2010-ies-0008.asp