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Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs - Retrieved April 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently published the following guidance documents related to the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):
OSEP Memos, Dear Colleague Letters and Policy Letters are publicly available online. A subset of OSEP guidance documents related to the early childhood provisions of the IDEA (Part C and Part B, Section 619) can be accessed on the ECTA Center Web site.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation - April 7, 2014
In recent decades, there has been a large increase in young children's participation in early care and education (ECE) programs. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) uses multiple years of data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the National Household Education Survey (NHES) to examine trends in ECE arrangements for young children from 1995-2011. Trends in the Use of Early Care and Education, 1995-2011: Descriptive Analysis of Child Care Arrangements from National Survey Data (March, 2014) specifically addresses these two questions:
Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - April 8, 2014
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has published two new additions to its Roadmap to Effective Intervention Practices series.
Learn about the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children here.
Source: Office of Head Start - April 7, 2014
The Office of Head Start's National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) has published the following new resources to support programs working to implement Head Start's Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. The resources provide summaries of selected research, proven interventions, promising practices, and suggested strategies.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences - April 10, 2014
On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing its FY 2015 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The IES's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will hold two competitions: one competition for special education research and one competition for special education research training. To learn more, see Applications for New Awards - Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs