January 30, 2015

In this Issue:

  1. 2015 Edition of Basic Facts about Low-Income Children Series Available
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 27, 2015
  2. The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children
      Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families - January 29, 2015
  3. New Report on Enhancing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners' Achievement
      Source: Educational Testing Service - January 20, 2015
  4. Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers
      Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - January 30, 3015
  5. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - New Issue Available
      Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - January 27, 2015

1. 2015 Edition of Basic Facts about Low-Income Children Series Available

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - January 27, 2015

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) has published the 2015 edition of its Basic Facts about Low-Income Children fact sheet series. Published annually since 2009, the series provides demographic and socioeconomic profiles of poor and low-income children in different age groups and highlights important factors that appear to distinguish these children from their less disadvantaged counterparts. There are nearly 24 million children under age 6 years in the U.S. Of these children, 48% (11.1 million) live in low-income families and 25% (5.7 million) live in poor families. The percentage of young children in poor and low-income families varies by race/ethnicity and by where they live. To learn more, see these two fact sheets from the series:

2. The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children

Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families - January 29, 2015

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families recently published a new brief, The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children (January 2015). The brief looks at patterns of family structure, living conditions, and adult employment in low-income Hispanic children's households. It explores variation in these patterns by whether the parents were born within or outside the United States and finds that in some cases, children with at least one foreign-born parent have notable advantages.

3. New Report on Enhancing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners' Achievement

Source: Educational Testing Service - January 20, 2015

A new policy report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Enhancing Young Hispanic Dual Language Learners' Achievement: Exploring Strategies and Addressing Challenges (January 2015) looks at key factors contributing to the academically at-risk status of young Hispanic dual language learners (DLLs) and describes the current research on strategies for supporting the learning and development of young DLLs in early education programs. The report also discusses the practical implementation challenges that need to be addressed to successfully incorporate promising strategies.

4. Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers

Source: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - January 30, 3015

A new report, Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) (January 2015) provides an overview of the QCCIIT observation tool, which was designed to measure the quality of caregiver-child interactions in child care settings serving infants and toddlers. The tool can be used across different types of settings and measures caregiver support for infant/toddler social-emotional development, cognitive development, language and literacy development, as well as areas of concern (negative caregiving behaviors). The report was published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

5. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - New Issue Available

Source: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education - January 27, 2015

The December 2014 issue of the International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is now available online. INT-JECSE is an open-access, peer reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues related to young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families. Select "Language: English" in the upper right corner of the page. View the December 2014 Table of Contents with abstracts and links to the full-text articles. The English translations follow the Turkish text.