In this Issue:
Source: EECENEWS-L - October 23, 2003
This FAQ from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education discusses the current status of state pre-kindergarten initiatives, outlines major issues, examines research on existing programs, and provides links to state pre-kindergarten initiatives. Go to http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/poptopics/prek.html [Note: Link checked on 5/10/2007 - this document is no longer available online].
Source: www.casel.org/ - Retrieved October 20, 2003
A new book chapter on social-emotional learning in early childhood by Susanne Denham, and Roger Weissberg, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, is now available online at http://www.casel.org/downloads/SELearlychildhood.pdf.
Source: IDEAnews - October 2003
National Inclusive Schools Week provides an opportunity to celebrate the diverse abilities of all members of the school community, and the progress that has been made in providing equal educational opportunities for all learners, particularly those with disabilities. This year's celebration (December 1 - 5, 2003) places a special emphasis on family involvement and the need to create schools where families are welcomed, respected, and engaged. For more information go to http://www.inclusiveschools.org/
Source: Federation for Children with Special Needs - September 2003
The Literacy Resource Guide for Families and Educators, a new publication of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, highlights current research-based literacy resources available through the U.S. Department of Education and its funded projects, with an eye toward appealing to parents, educators, and caregivers. The Guide lists whether the resources are available in print, online, CD-ROM, and videotape. The description of each item also includes information about cost, ordering, and the relevance for specific audiences. Bold symbols denote resources that address one or more of the five key early reading skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency.
To order a copy or to obtain additional information, contact: