August 3, 2012

In this Issue:

  1. Grant Notices and Final Priorities from the U.S. Department of Education
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 2, 2012
  2. Research Report on Children's Deaths in Child Care
      Source: Child Care Aware of America - July 29, 2012
  3. Tots-n-Tech July 2012 Newsletter - Using Powered Mobility with Infants and Toddlers
      Source: Tots-n-Tech Research Institute - July 30, 2012
  4. New Series: The Backpack Connection for Teachers and Parents
      Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - Retrieved August 3, 2012

1. Grant Notices and Final Priorities from the U.S. Department of Education

Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 2, 2012

On August 2, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education published the following new grant notices and final priorities in the Federal Register:

2. Research Report on Children's Deaths in Child Care

Source: Child Care Aware of America - July 29, 2012

Child Care Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies) has published a new research paper, Why Aren't We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America (July 2012), which discusses what can be done to prevent children's deaths in child care, including uniform reporting of child care deaths, minimum training for child care providers, and effective monitoring by states.

3. Tots-n-Tech July 2012 Newsletter - Using Powered Mobility with Infants and Toddlers

Source: Tots-n-Tech Research Institute - July 30, 2012

The Tots-n-Tech Research Institute has published its July 2012 newsletter. This edition contains a summary of the different types of powered mobility available for infants and toddlers. It is based on the work of many researchers whose work is included in a Useful Reference List at the end of the newsletter. For previous issues of the newsletter, go to the Tots 'n Tech home page and scan down.

4. New Series: The Backpack Connection for Teachers and Parents

Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - Retrieved August 3, 2012

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has developed a new Backpack Connection Series to help teachers and parents/caregivers work together to enhance young children's social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Backpack Connection handouts can be sent home when a new strategy or skill is introduced in the classroom to inform parents about what their child is learning at school and to provide specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. The series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children's Center in Broomfield, Colorado.