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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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
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: