April 5, 2013

In this Issue:

  1. Early Intervention Supplement for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved April 4, 2013
  2. New Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Toolkit
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved April 5, 2013
  3. Two New Videos in the Results Matter Video Library
      Source: Results Matter - April 4, 2013
  4. 2013 Status of Part C Data Systems - Survey Results Available Online
      Source: IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association - Retrieved April 5, 2013
  5. Resource List for 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Grant Opportunity
      Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - April 1, 2013

1. Early Intervention Supplement for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved April 4, 2013

On April 1, 2013, a supplement to the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) 2007 Position Statement on Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs was published in Pediatrics, 131(4) doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0008. The new supplement provides comprehensive guidelines for EHDI programs related to establishing strong early intervention (EI) systems with appropriate expertise to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. To view or download this supplement, see Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention Following Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2013).

2. New Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Toolkit

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved April 5, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a new Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Toolkit to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all children who possibly have a FASD receive appropriate and timely interventions. To learn more about FASDs, see the toolkit's frequently asked questions.

3. Two New Videos in the Results Matter Video Library

Source: Results Matter - April 4, 2013

Results Matter, a program of the Colorado Department of Education, has just added two new videos to the Results Matter Video Library. Both of these videos document how the TS GOLD Documentation App is being used in early care and education to document children's learning. They can be located at the top of the page in both the Using Technology for Authentic Assessment and the iPads in Early Childhood sections of the library.

As with all Results Matter videos, these clips can be viewed online or downloaded at no cost for use in educational and professional development activities.

4. 2013 Status of Part C Data Systems - Survey Results Available Online

Source: IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association - Retrieved April 5, 2013

The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA) has published the results of its 2013 Status of Part C Data Systems survey online. The survey was designed to identify the infrastructure of Part C (the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities) data systems, how data are collected and utilized, how data integrity is established and the level of staffing available to support data systems. Forty-nine states and jurisdictions responded to the survey. ITCA draws no conclusions from the data analysis but simply reports the data.

5. Resource List for 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Grant Opportunity

Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - April 1, 2013

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center has created a resource list to help states think through some strategies they could pursue through the 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) grant opportunity. The ECCS grant program helps states build early childhood service systems that better meet the needs of children and families. This year's grant provides states with an opportunity to make improvements that will specifically benefit infants and toddlers through one of three strategies:

  • Mitigation of toxic stress and trauma in infancy and early childhood across multiple systems; or
  • Coordination of the expansion of developmental screening activities in early care and education settings statewide; or
  • Improvement of state infant-toddler child care quality initiatives by incorporating Caring for Our Children, 3rd ed. standards into state licensing standards, QRIS, and/or professional development.

The 2013 ECCS grant application was posted on March 1, 2013. Applications are due on April 26, 2013.