November 9, 2012

In this Issue:

  1. Resources to Help Young Children Cope with Fears Caused by Super Storm Sandy
      Source: Administration for Children & Families, Office of Early Childhood Development - November 5, 2012
  2. Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on Part C of IDEA 2004: The Basics of Early Intervention (Module 1)
      Source: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - November 1, 2012
  3. Six Videos on America's Investment in Early Childhood from TEDxMiamiUniversity
      Source: Miami University - Retrieved November 6, 2012
  4. Children with Disabilities: State-Level Data from the American Community Survey
      Source: Child Trends - Retrieved November 7, 2012
  5. Quality Inclusive Practices: Resources and Landing Pads
      Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - Retrieved November 7, 2012
  6. The Economics of Child Well-Being - New Working Paper
      Source: National Bureau of Economic Research - October 29, 2012

1. Resources to Help Young Children Cope with Fears Caused by Super Storm Sandy

Source: Administration for Children & Families, Office of Early Childhood Development - November 5, 2012

The Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has compiled a web page focused on ways to help young children deal with the fears caused by super storm Sandy (November 5, 2012). At the bottom of the page there is also a link for steps an early care and education program can take to recover and resume operations.

For additional resources, see NECTAC's Disaster Planning and Response Web page.

2. Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on Part C of IDEA 2004: The Basics of Early Intervention (Module 1)

Source: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - November 1, 2012

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has released the first module of its Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities: Training Curriculum on Part C of IDEA 2004. The Basics of Early Intervention (Module 1) provides training materials related to 8 basic steps in the early intervention process, 7 acronyms to know, and 9 key definitions in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It includes slideshows, trainer's guides, and handouts for participants. The training curriculum is being produced by NICHCY at the request of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It is primarily meant to be used by trainers to train others about the early intervention program under Part C of IDEA. See information about the training curriculum to learn more.

3. Six Videos on America's Investment in Early Childhood from TEDxMiamiUniversity

Source: Miami University - Retrieved November 6, 2012

On September 14, 2012, Miami University hosted TEDxMiamiUniversity, a program featuring six speakers with a variety of perspectives related to America's investment in early childhood development and education. Videos of the talks are now available to the public online. They include:

  • "We're Not fighting! We're SAVING!": Understanding Early Childhood Education - Debora Wisneski
  • The Extraordinary Return on Investment in High-Quality Preschool - Larry Schweinhart
  • Desegregation and (Un)Equal Opportunity: A Story About School Resources - Rucker Johnson
  • Kindergarten Today: Is the Match Between High-stakes Outputs and Low-impact Inputs Cost-effective? - Doris Fromberg
  • Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development - Timothy Bartik
  • The Fetal Origins of Success - Douglas Almond

Please see About TEDx and TEDTalks usage policy for more information.

4. Children with Disabilities: State-Level Data from the American Community Survey

Source: Child Trends - Retrieved November 7, 2012

Child Trends has published a new research brief, Children with Disabilities: State-Level Data from the American Community Survey (October 2012). The brief provides data on the number and percentage of children identified as having a disability in the U.S., and for each of the states. It also presents information on the percentage of children with a disability living in poverty and data on health insurance status.

5. Quality Inclusive Practices: Resources and Landing Pads

Source: National Professional Development Center on Inclusion - Retrieved November 7, 2012

The National Professional Development Center on Inclusion has developed eight new Landing Pads to help teachers, administrators, professional development providers, and families locate resources to support the use of evidence-based practices that promote the inclusion of young children of diverse abilities. Each Landing Pad includes resources that are organized into four sections: Why Do It? (the evidence-base), Read About It (books, chapters, and articles), See For Yourself (videos and demonstrations), and Find It Online (websites with additional resources).

6. The Economics of Child Well-Being - New Working Paper

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research - October 29, 2012

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has published a new working paper, The Economics of Child Well-Being, by Gabriella Conti and James J. Heckman (October 2012). The paper includes the following sections:

  • Section I discusses indicators used for measuring child well-being.
  • Section II reviews the early work on using an economic approach to child well-being.
  • Section III presents the developmental approach to child well-being.
  • Section IV summarizes recent empirical findings.
  • Section V presents evidence from interventions that promote child well-being.
  • Section VI concludes and offers suggestions for future research.