In this Issue:
Source: The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) - March 18, 2016
A new CEELO policy brief, State Approaches to Family Engagement in Pre-K Programs (March 2016), discusses the importance of family engagement, looks at approaches states have taken in developing program guidance, and provides strategies to support effective implementation. It draws on work CEELO did with two states as they developed guidance on family engagement.
Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families - March 18, 2016
A new brief, National Portrait of Hispanic Children in Need (February 2016), examines the number and household circumstances of Latino children currently living in, or near, poverty in the United States. It includes information on the proportion of these children who receive services from the social service programs intended for them. The brief uses nationally representative data from the 2014 American Community Survey. An infographic provides highlights of key findings.
Source: Journal of Early Intervention - March 2016; Vol. 38, No. 1
Abstracts of the following articles are now available online at http://jei.sagepub.com/content/38/1
Hedda Meadan, Melinda R. Snodgrass, Lori E. Meyer, Kim W. Fisher, Moon Y. Chung, and James W. Halle
Sarah Urlacher, Mark Wolery, and Jennifer R. Ledford
Johanna M. Rudolph and Laurence B. Leonard
Joana M. Mas, Natasha Baques, Anna Balcells-Balcells, Mariona Dalmau, Climent Gine, Marta Gràcia, and Rosa Vilaseca
The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Freely available Podcasts of interviews with JEI authors can be accessed online.
Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - March 18, 2016
A new report, Building Core Capabilities for Life: The Science Behind the Skills Adults Need to Succeed in Parenting and in the Workplace (March 2016), combines research findings with practical knowledge and experience to provide strategies for helping individuals develop the skills needed to effectively cope with adversity. These skills are necessary for providing responsive care for children, successfully managing a household, and contributing productively to the community.
Source: Preschool Development Grant Technical Assistance Program - March 1, 2016
States were asked to address comprehensive assessment in their initial applications for the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) program by describing how they would measure preschool quality, track progress, and measure outcomes, including school readiness. A new document, Comprehensive Assessment Systems in Preschool Development and Expansion Grant States (2016), provides a summary of states' progress towards implementing all the components of a comprehensive assessment system, including: screening, formative child assessment, kindergarten entry assessment, environmental assessment, and teacher-child interaction assessment tools.
See also, the new Preschool Development Grants Program Brochure (Yrs 1-2) (2016), which presents information about years one and two of the Preschool Development Grants Program through the use of infographics.
Source: U.S. Department of Education - March 14, 2016
The following notices inviting applications for new grant awards were recently posted in the Federal Register: