June 20, 2014

In this Issue:

  1. The Progress of Education Reform: Science in the Early Years
      Source: Education Commission of the States - June 17, 2014
  2. EPSDT - A Guide for States
      Source: U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - Retrieved June 20, 2014
  3. Individualizing Care for Infants and Toddlers in Early Head Start
      Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center - June 20, 2014
  4. Requests for Public Input from the U.S. Department of Education
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - June 18 & 19, 2014

1. The Progress of Education Reform: Science in the Early Years

Source: Education Commission of the States - June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) published The Progress of Education Reform: Science in the Early Years (June 2014). The report focuses on the benefits associated with science education in early learning and provides recommendations for policymakers. It complements an earlier ECS report, Math in the Early Years (October 2013). See the press release here.

2. EPSDT - A Guide for States

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - Retrieved June 20, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently published EPSDT - A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents (June 2014). The guide is intended to help states, health care providers and others understand the scope of services that are covered under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit to ensure that children and adolescents receive appropriate preventive, dental, mental health, and developmental, and specialty services through their Medicaid programs. It compiles EPSDT policy guidance that CMS has issued over the years into a single document.

3. Individualizing Care for Infants and Toddlers in Early Head Start

Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center - June 20, 2014

The Early Head Start National Resource Center has published two new technical assistance papers on Individualizing Care for Infants and Toddlers in Early Head Start:

Both papers complement an earlier technical assistance paper, Observation: The Heart of Individualizing Responsive Care (2013)

4. Requests for Public Input from the U.S. Department of Education

Source: U.S. Department of Education - June 18 & 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently published the following requests for input from the public in the Federal Register: