July 15, 2016

In this Issue:

  1. 8 Things to Remember about Child Development
      Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - July 12, 2016
  2. America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016
      Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics - July 12, 2016
  3. Pathways to Prosperity: Growing a Multilingual Teacher Workforce
      Source: New America Foundation - Retrieved July 11, 2016
  4. Food Insecurity in Early Childhood
      Source: Center for the Study of Social Policy - July 2016

1. 8 Things to Remember about Child Development

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - July 12, 2016

The Center on the Developing Child has published a new brief discussing 8 Things to Remember about Child Development, taken from the recent report, From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts. The Center also recently published a 3-minute video, The Case for Science-Based Innovation in Early Childhood, which features Director Jack Shonkoff describing the Center's vision for using science to innovate in the early childhood field and fundamentally change the lives of children facing adversity.

2. America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics - July 12, 2016

The 2016 edition of America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being is now available online. This is the 18th annual report in an ongoing series that presents key indicators of children's well-being in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. For the first time, this year's report highlights selected indicators by race and ethnicity.

3. Pathways to Prosperity: Growing a Multilingual Teacher Workforce

Source: New America Foundation - Retrieved July 11, 2016

A new report, Pathways to Prosperity: Growing a Multilingual Teacher Workforce (June 2016), looks at the growing linguistic diversity among America's youngest learners and the need to train and hire more multilingual teachers. It provides recommendations for supporting the country's many multilingual paraprofessionals to advance professionally and become fully licensed teachers.

4. Food Insecurity in Early Childhood

Source: Center for the Study of Social Policy - July 2016

Having access adequate food in the earliest years of a child's life is foundational to healthy development, academic success, and the ability to thrive into adulthood. Food insecurity and poor nutrition can have an adverse impact on physical health, mental health and overall development that can last a lifetime. In 2014, 20% of households with children under the age of six lived in food insecure households nationwide. A new brief, Food Insecurity in Early Childhood (July 2016) discusses this issue and presents options that are available for early childhood service providers, local agencies, and policy makers to help ensure that young children and their families have access to adequate food and good nutrition.