In this Issue:
Source: CLASP - September 18, 2013
On September 18, 2013, CLASP published a new fact sheet, Child Poverty in the U.S.: What New Census Data Tell Us About Our Youngest Children, which highlights recently released 2012 U.S. Census poverty data and what it means for young children. In 2012, over 16 million children in the U.S. (22%) were living in poverty (income under $19,090 for a family of three) and nearly half of children under age 6 lived in low-income families (incomes under 200 percent of the poverty threshold). The factsheet discusses negative child and adult outcomes associated with child poverty and provides strategies to help families climb into the middle class.
Source: Center for Developing Child at Harvard University - September 19, 2013
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has added the following two new articles to its Tackling Toxic Stress series:
Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - September 19, 2013
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published a new two-page summary, InBrief: The Science of Neglect, which explains why significant deprivation in the earliest years of life is so harmful and why effective interventions are likely to pay significant dividends by improving long-term outcomes in learning, health, and parenting of the next generation. The brief provides an overview of The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain (2012), a Working Paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - September 19, 2013
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recently announced a new Identify the Signs public education campaign to highlight the importance of early detection of speech, language, and hearing disorders and to encourage the public to learn about early warning signs. The campaign has developed resources in both English and Spanish, including television, radio and print public service announcements.
Source: U.S. Departments of Education Health and Human Services - September 13, 2013
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (the Departments) recently published Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants related to the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) FY 2013 Competition. Additional or updated program guidance will be published on the RTT-ELC Web site.
Source: U.S. Department of Education - September 18, 2013
On September 18, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register inviting comments from states and local education agencies on proposed amendments to the regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding local maintenance of effort requirements. To learn more, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities - Maintenance of Effort. Comments must be received on or before December 2, 2013.