January 14, 2011

In this Issue:

  1. Revised Head Start Child Outcomes Framework
      Source: Office of Head Start - Retrieved January 12, 2011
  2. New Online Video and Brief from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
      Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - Retrieved January 14, 2011
  3. Improving the Lives of Young Children: The Role of Developmental Screenings in Medicaid and CHIP
      Source: Urban Institute - Retrieved January 14, 2011
  4. New Issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education Available Online
      Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - Retrieved January 7, 2011

1. Revised Head Start Child Outcomes Framework

Source: Office of Head Start - Retrieved January 12, 2011

The Office of Head Start recently announced the publication of a revised Child Outcomes Framework for Head Start, renamed The Head Start Child Development and Learning Framework: Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children 3 to 5 Years Old. The changes to the revised Framework are designed to provide more clarity to the domains and domain elements of the original Framework and do not create new requirements for Head Start grantees.

2. New Online Video and Brief from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - Retrieved January 14, 2011

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has released a new online video, entitled InBrief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health, which explains why a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. It provides a concise summary of findings from the report, The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood (2010), co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs. The video and an accompanying written brief are available at http://developingchild.harvard.edu/index.php/resources/briefs/inbrief_series/inbrief_foundations_of_lifelong_health/

3. Improving the Lives of Young Children: The Role of Developmental Screenings in Medicaid and CHIP

Source: Urban Institute - Retrieved January 14, 2011

The Urban Institute recently published a brief entitled Improving the Lives of Young Children: The Role of Developmental Screenings in Medicaid and CHIP (December 2010), by Genevieve M. Kenney and Jennifer Pelletier. The brief looks at how increased developmental surveillance and screening of young children eligible for Medicaid and CHIP could facilitate early identification of health, developmental and behavioral problems and increase referrals to early intervention. Some steps states can take to address the problem are included. It is available at http://www.urban.org/publications/412275.html

4. New Issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education Available Online

Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - Retrieved January 7, 2011

The International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues related to young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families. The December 2010 issue of INT-JECSE is now available online. The topic is Early Childhood Intervention around Europe. To see the table of contents and access the full-text of this issue, go to http://www.int-jecse.net/V2N3.htm