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Source: Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University - Retrieved April 23, 2015
A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important for designing policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. Supportive relationships, adaptive skill-building, and positive experiences constitute the foundation of what is commonly called resilience. A new InBrief Video Series on Resilience from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University provides an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children. Each of the three videos in the series is just over 2 minutes long. These videos provide a brief overview of Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience (2015), a working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.
Source: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) - April 23, 2015
A new report, Uses of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice (2015) reviews and summarizes the knowledge base related to the use of technology to support the practice of early childhood practitioners who work directly with children and families. It is accompanied by three related research-to-practice briefs:
Source: ReadyNation - April 24, 2015
A new report, Business Leader Actions to Support Early Childhood: A Global Imperative; A Local Opportunity, (April 2015), provides examples from around the world of actions business leader are taking to give children a good start on the path to becoming healthy, productive adults. The report also summarizes research findings showing that quality early childhood education programs produce better education, health, economic and social outcomes for children, families, and communities and play an important role in building a stronger workforce. ReadyNation's international work is funded partly by the Bernard van Leer Foundation
Source: JFK Partners, University of Colorado School of Medicine - April 21, 2015
The ENRICH Early Intervention Reunion Videos is a new video series featuring families who received services from ENRICH, a transdisciplinary early intervention team that has been supporting the learning and development of infants and toddlers in Colorado since 1994. The "Reunion Videos" project re-connects the ENRICH team with families who received early intervention services as long as 20 years ago. In this video series, families will look back at archival photos and videos and discuss what early intervention services meant to them, which aspects of the services were most useful, and what has happened since. The first video in the series, A Reunion with Jennifer (Runtime: 14:08), is now available for viewing.