July 26, 2013

In this Issue:

  1. Synthesis of IES Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education
      Source: Institute of Education Sciences - July 23,2013
  2. Foundations of Inclusion Training Curriculum for Early Childhood Practitioners
      Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - July 22, 2013
  3. Twenty-Four CELLnotes Available on the Center for Early Literacy Learning Web site
      Source: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute - July 25, 2013
  4. Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families
      Source: Child Trends - July 22, 2013
  5. New Issue of International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education Available Online
      Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - Retrieved July 23, 2013

1. Synthesis of IES Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education

Source: Institute of Education Sciences - July 23,2013

The National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has released a new report, Synthesis of IES Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education (July 2013) by Diamond, K.E., Justice, L.M., Siegler, R.S., & Snyder, P.A. The report describes what has been learned from research supported by IES and published in peer-reviewed outlets through June 2010 across four focal areas:

  • Early childhood classroom environments and general instructional practices;
  • Educational practices designed to impact children's academic and social outcomes;
  • Measuring young children's skills and learning; and
  • Professional development for early educators.

The authors also raise the following questions for education research in the future:

  • What are the crucial features of high-quality early childhood education?
  • Which instruction is most effective for which children and under what circumstances?
  • How do we effectively and efficiently support teachers in improving their instruction?

2. Foundations of Inclusion Training Curriculum for Early Childhood Practitioners

Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - July 22, 2013

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge has released a 2-hour training curriculum on inclusion for early childhood practitioners. The curriculum is designed to be used by professional development / technical assistance providers in a face-to-face facilitated workshop for early childhood professionals. It includes a facilitation guide, the Foundations of Inclusion-Birth to Five video (updated July 22, 2013), and related handouts. See Foundations of Inclusion Training Curriculum for Early Childhood Practitioners.

3. Twenty-Four CELLnotes Available on the Center for Early Literacy Learning Web site

Source: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute - July 25, 2013

The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute has released 24 CELLnotes on the Center for Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) Web site. CELLnotes are nontechnical summaries of findings from research syntheses of early literacy and language studies. They include examples of evidence-based practice guides based on those findings. CELL is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Research to Practice Division.

4. Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families

Source: Child Trends - July 22, 2013

Close to half-a-million children younger than the age of six in the U.S. have a parent who is actively serving in the military. Child Trends has published a new research brief, Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families (July 2013), which examines the special circumstances that characterize the lives of these young children and why they might be at risk.

5. New Issue of International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education Available Online

Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - Retrieved July 23, 2013

The June 2013 issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is now available online. INT-JECSE is an open-access, peer reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues related to young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families.