August 27, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. ZERO TO THREE Video Promotes Early Language and Literacy Development
      Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - Retrieved August 27, 2010
  2. FY 2010-2011 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Report
      Source: National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center - Retrieved August 27, 2010
  3. WWC Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Report on the Lovaas Model
      Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - August 24, 2010
  4. Proposed Resource Allocation Principles Highlight Early Childhood Investments
      Source: Partnership for America's Economic Success - Retrieved August 27, 2010
  5. Three Pieces of Research Look at Different Impacts of Investing in Young Children
      Source: National Institute for Early Education Research - August 27, 2010
  6. Nine States and D.C. Win Second Round of Race to the Top Grants
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 24, 2010

1. ZERO TO THREE Video Promotes Early Language and Literacy Development

Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - Retrieved August 27, 2010

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center has released a new video illustrating how early language and literacy development contributes to a child's success throughout life. The video can be viewed online and can be shown to policymakers, advocates, community partners, and others. A Window to the World: Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development is available at http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4250110001?bctid=587336352001

2. FY 2010-2011 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Report

Source: National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center - Retrieved August 27, 2010

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC) recently published the FY 2010-2011 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Report of State and Territory Plans (2010). The report includes a summary of how all States and Territories comply with CCDF statute and Federal regulations and provides state specific information on how the program is administered and implemented; eligibility criteria, reimbursement rates, and sliding fee scales; health and safety requirements; and selected activities to improve the quality of child care. To see the full report, go to http://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/resources/19612/pdf

3. WWC Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Report on the Lovaas Model

Source: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences - August 24, 2010

On August 24, 2010, the What Works Clearinghouse published an Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities Report on the Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis. The Lovaas Model is an early childhood program that aims to reduce behaviors that interfere with learning and teach social and pre-academic skills. To see the report, go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/ece_cd/lovaas_model/index.asp

4. Proposed Resource Allocation Principles Highlight Early Childhood Investments

Source: Partnership for America's Economic Success - Retrieved August 27, 2010

In a new brochure and working paper of proposed resource allocation principles, the Partnership for America's Economic Success recommends that policy makers focus especially on children, from before birth to five years of age, and their families in order to get the biggest return on their investment.

Proposed Resource Allocation Principles Brochure (2010) - http://www.partnershipforsuccess.org/uploads/20100623_PartnershipPrinciples062210.pdf
Full Working Paper of the Proposed Resource Allocation Principles (2010) - http://www.partnershipforsuccess.org/uploads/20100618_PAESPrinciples06012010rev.pdf

5. Three Pieces of Research Look at Different Impacts of Investing in Young Children

Source: National Institute for Early Education Research - August 27, 2010

The August 27, 2010 issue of Preschool Matters, a blog of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), highlights three pieces of research that look at different impacts of investments in young children and underscore the importance of prioritizing investments in early learning and development. It is available online at http://preschoolmatters.org/2010/08/27/three-easy-pieces-of-research-for-budget-deciders/

6. Nine States and D.C. Win Second Round of Race to the Top Grants

Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 24, 2010

On August 24, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Washington, D.C., and nine states (Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island) won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition. To learn more, go to http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/18-states-and-dc-named-finalists-race-top

For information on states that included early learning initiatives in their applications, see the following post on the New America Foundation's Early Ed Watch blog - How Will Race to the Top Winners Address Early Ed? - http://earlyed.newamerica.net/blogposts/2010/how_will_race_to_the_top_winners_address_early_ed-35977