July 5, 2013

In this Issue:

  1. State Updates: Early Care and Education
      Source: National Women's Law Center - June 27, 2013
  2. The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce from 1990 through 2010
      Source: Center for Education Policy Analysis - Retrieved July 5, 2013
  3. New Series of Video Modules on Early Childhood Hearing Screening & Follow-up
      Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - July 3, 2013
  4. Two New Early Head Start Technical Assistances Papers
      Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center - July 3, 2013
  5. National Center for Special Education Research Announces FY 2013 Awards
      Source: National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences - July 1, 2013
  6. Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 from the U.S. Department of Education
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 5, 2013

1. State Updates: Early Care and Education

Source: National Women's Law Center - June 27, 2013

The National Women's Law Center has published a new fact sheet, State Updates: Early Care and Education (June 2013). This fact sheet summarizes state-by-state updates and changes to early care and education policy across the country. It shows that while a number of the states are making or considering new investments in early care and education, a few states are looking to cut these services.

2. The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce from 1990 through 2010

Source: Center for Education Policy Analysis - Retrieved July 5, 2013

New findings from a 20-year study of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) workforce finds that ECCE workers are more educated and better paid today than in 1990, and there is also a decreased turnover rate in the field. However, ECCE workers continue to have very low levels of education, compensation and stability. The study found that almost 40% of ECCE workers have only a high school degree. Additionally, ECCE workers earn, on average, $16,215 annually ($11.70 per hour) and almost one quarter of all ECCE workers in 2009 were no longer working in the field in 2010. The study was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences and will be published in an upcoming issue of Education Finance and Policy. To learn more see the full report, The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce from 1990 through 2010: Changing Dynamics and Persistent Concerns (2013), by Daphna Bassok, Maria Fitzpatrick, Susanna Loeb, and Agustina S. Paglayan.

3. New Series of Video Modules on Early Childhood Hearing Screening & Follow-up

Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - July 3, 2013

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) has published a new series of easy-to-watch video tutorials (2-6 minutes each) and accompanying materials covering a wide range of topics related to hearing screening and follow-up for young children. The modules are designed for educators and health care providers, including: administrators, audiologists, and screeners. To view the videos and all related resources, see Implementing a Successful Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening Program .

4. Two New Early Head Start Technical Assistances Papers

Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center - July 3, 2013

The Early Head Start National Resource Center recently published the following two technical assistances papers that provide strategies to support and strengthen quality infant and toddler care:

5. National Center for Special Education Research Announces FY 2013 Awards

Source: National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences - July 1, 2013

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) at the Institute of Education Sciences recently made a total of 18 awards to applications considered under their FY 2013 competitions. A number of these relate to Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education. To learn more, see the descriptions for each new award online.

6. Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 from the U.S. Department of Education

Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 5, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education recently published the following invitations to apply for new awards in the Federal Register.