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Source: BUILD Initiative - November 5, 2014
The BUILD Initiative recently launched a new searchable, web-based QRIS Compendium , which provides answers to common questions about Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS); compiles the latest details on QRIS in every state, territory and region/locality in the U.S.; and allows users to compare data for the QRIS in different states or localities, examine data for specific categories, create reports, and download datasets. It is meant to help promote thoughtful design, analysis and ongoing improvement in early care and education systems building. A demonstration webinar will be held on Thursday, December 4th from 2-3 pm ET - register here.
Source: Alliance for Early Success - November 7, 2014
The Alliance for Early Success has released two new reports that expand on their Birth through Age Eight Policy Framework by identifying key policies that connect health, family support, and early learning.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Offices of Child Care and Head Start - October 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Child Care (OCC) and Office Head Start (OHS) recently announced that they will be co-administering two new training and technical assistance (T/TA) projects that focus on infants and toddlers in early care settings. The new National Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership T/TA Center will provide training, resources and materials to support the effective implementation of new Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships. The Career Pathway Portal for Great Infant-Toddler Teachers will offer a web-based, one-stop portal of existing federally-funded, public domain, online training programs spanning child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre-K and early childhood mental health. See the announcement here.
Source: Results Matter - November 3, 2014
Results Matter, a program of the Colorado Department of Education, recently posted five new videos in their Results Matter Video Library. Four of the videos can be viewed and downloaded at no cost for use in professional and educational activities from the Practicing Observation, Documentation and Assessment Skills section of the library.
A fifth video illustrates how a preschool teacher shares videos of children's development and learning with their parents at parent-teacher conferences. It can be viewed and downloaded from the Practices Here and There section of the library.