April 25, 2014

In this Issue:

  1. New State-by State Map from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
      Source: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes - Retrieved April 25, 2014
  2. Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness
      Source: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Project - Retrieved April 24, 2014
  3. The Potential for Cost Savings from Home Visiting Due to Reductions in Child Maltreatment
      Source: Casey Family Programs - Retrieved April 24, 2014
  4. Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2013
      Source: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee - April 21, 2014
  5. New Video about Strengthening Family Engagement and Family-School Relationships
      Source: Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education - April 24, 2014
  6. New Resources from the Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners
      Source: Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners - Retrieved April 24, 2014

1. New State-by State Map from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

Source: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes - Retrieved April 25, 2014

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) recently launched a state-by-state map highlighting information on each state's early learning guidelines, program standards for early childhood education, teacher and family guidance documents related to the standards, and links to each state's office(s) of early learning.

2. Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness

Source: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Project - Retrieved April 24, 2014

The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Project was created to identify home visiting models that meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' criteria for an evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model. It is meant to assist states participating in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which requires that 75 percent of grant funding be spent on program models that are proven to be effective. A new brief, Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness - OPRE Report #2014-13 (March 2014), provides a three-page summary describing the review process, review results, and the 14 program models that have been identified to date.

3. The Potential for Cost Savings from Home Visiting Due to Reductions in Child Maltreatment

Source: Casey Family Programs - Retrieved April 24, 2014

A new brief, Home Visiting: The Potential for Cost Savings from Home Visiting Due to Reductions in Child Maltreatment (2014), describes the evidence of effectiveness of several home-visiting program models in reducing child maltreatment and presents the estimated costs of implementing these models. The brief focuses on four program models - Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), and SafeCare. Agencies implementing these models were part of a recent study of home-visiting costs conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and in partnership with Casey Family Programs.

4. Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2013

Source: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee - April 21, 2014

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was established to coordinate autism research and other efforts. Each year, the IACC releases an annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The studies selected provide new insight into the complex causes of autism, potential risk factors, clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and promising early intervention strategies. The IACC recently published its latest summary, Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2013 (April 2014).

5. New Video about Strengthening Family Engagement and Family-School Relationships

Source: Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education - April 24, 2014

Results Matter, a program of the Colorado Department of Education, recently posted a new video about strengthening family engagement and family-school relationships in the Results Matter Video Library.

  • Using Text Messaging To Strengthen Family-School Relationships (Runtime 8:12) - This video illustrates how a preschool teacher uses text messaging to help families clearly and quickly understand what their children are learning in the classroom, how they are learning, and ways that they can support their children to learn at home. The teacher, a parent, and the school principal share their perspectives on the use of cell phones and text messaging to build relationships.

All Results Matter videos can be viewed online and downloaded at no cost for use in educational and professional development activities. This clip is posted at the top of the Practices Here and There section of the library.

6. New Resources from the Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners

Source: Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners - Retrieved April 24, 2014

The Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) at the FPG Child Development Institute is a federally funded project to advance the research field to improve assessment, child care, and education for dual language learners (DLLs) from birth through five years of age. CECER-DLL recently published the following two new resources: