April 15, 2016

In this Issue:

  1. Physical Developmental Delays: What to look for
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - April 8, 2016
  2. Five Videos Illustrate Family Guided Routines Based Intervention
      Source: Family Guided Routines Based Intervention, Florida State University - April 4, 2016
  3. Expelling Expulsion Fact Sheet
      Source: Pyramid Model Consortium - April 8, 2016
  4. Updated! The Young Child Risk Calculator
      Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - April 11, 2016
  5. Investments in Early Learning - State Profiles
      Source: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - April 12, 2016

1. Physical Developmental Delays: What to look for

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - April 8, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently launched Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For, an interactive online tool for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child's motor development. Health care providers who are approached with these concerns can refer to the AAP clinical report, Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation, which includes an algorithm to guide developmental surveillance and screening, red flags signaling a need for prompt referral, and recommendations, including appropriate testing.

2. Five Videos Illustrate Family Guided Routines Based Intervention

Source: Family Guided Routines Based Intervention, Florida State University - April 4, 2016

The following five new videos on Family Guided Routines Based Intervention are now available online:

These videos were produced collaboratively by Juliann Woods with Family Guided Routines Based Intervention and the Distance Mentoring Model at Florida State University, Cindy Weigel and Melissa Schnurr from the Iowa Department of Education, videographer Larry Edelman, and, most importantly, families and Early ACCESS providers in Iowa.

3. Expelling Expulsion Fact Sheet

Source: Pyramid Model Consortium - April 8, 2016

A fact sheet summarizing current research findings about suspension and expulsion of children, particularly children of color, from early childhood settings was recently posted on the Pyramid Model Consortium website. The fact sheet includes recommendations and suggestions for using the Pyramid Model to address this national problem. See Fact Sheet: Expelling Expulsion: Using the Pyramid Model to Prevent Suspensions, Expulsions, and Disciplinary Inequities in Early Childhood Programs.

4. Updated! The Young Child Risk Calculator

Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - April 11, 2016

An updated version of The Young Child Risk Calculator is now available. This interactive online tool provides information on how many children under age nine in each state are experiencing serious risks to their development. It can be used to inform policy decisions about investments in new or expanded supports that help reduce risks and improve life outcomes for these young children. The tool is a product of the Improving the Odds Project for Young Children Project at the National Center for Children in Poverty

5. Investments in Early Learning - State Profiles

Source: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - April 12, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently developed Investments in Early Childhood - State Profiles to celebrate young children and highlight important early learning investments by location, type of investment, amount of investment, and key demographics for each location. These investments have paid for efforts to help build a continuum of care beginning with voluntary home visiting and continuing until children enter kindergarten.