June 3, 2011

In this Issue:

  1. Resources for States Planning for the Early Learning Challenge Competition
      Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - Retrieved June 3, 2011
  2. New Brief on Understanding Temperament in Infants and Toddlers
      Source: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - Retrieved May 26, 2011
  3. Tip Sheet For Early Childhood Child Welfare Partnership
      Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway - Retrieved May 31, 2011
  4. Grant Notice - Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - June 1, 2011

1. Resources for States Planning for the Early Learning Challenge Competition

Source: Center for Law and Social Policy - Retrieved June 3, 2011

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has compiled a collection of resources for States that may be planning in advance for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant competition. RTT-ECL will provide $500 million to increase the quality of early childhood programs and increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children, birth to five, in high-quality programs. The application will be released later this summer with grants awarded to states no later than December 31, 2011. To access the resources compiled by CLASP, go to http://www.clasp.org/issues/topic?type=child_care_and_early_education&topic=0016

2. New Brief on Understanding Temperament in Infants and Toddlers

Source: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning - Retrieved May 26, 2011

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has released its 23rd What Works Brief, Understanding Temperament in Infants and Toddlers, which explains why temperament is important, provides some clarifications about temperament, and explains how to use what you know about temperament to promote positive social-emotional development and behavior. A handout called the Temperament Continuum is also provided to help you analyze where your temperament is similar and different to the children you care for. It is available at http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/wwb/wwb23.html

3. Tip Sheet For Early Childhood Child Welfare Partnership

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway - Retrieved May 31, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families has released a new tip sheet that describes Federal policies, programs, opportunities, and resources that can strengthen collaboration between child welfare and early childhood programs. The Tip Sheet for Early Childhood-Child Welfare Partnership: Policies and Programs That Promote Educational Access, Stability, and Success for Vulnerable Children and Families (2011) can be accessedon the Child Welfare Information Gateway Web site at www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/ec-cw-tipsheet.pdf

4. Grant Notice - Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - June 1, 2011

On June 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that up to $99 million in additional competitive grants will be available to states to enhance existing Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs through the Affordable Care Act. Eligible entities include the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the District of Columbia. Applications are due on July 1, 2011. The press release is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/pressreleases/110601homevisiting.html For grant application information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=75773544-C311-43E1-8668-7DAD95696629&ViewMode=EU&GoBack=&PrintMode=&OnlineAvailabilityFlag=&pageNumber=&version=&NC=&Popup=