October 14, 2016

In this Issue:

  1. Study Examines Quality in Public and Inclusive Early Childhood Settings
      Source: National Institute for Early Education Research - October 2016
  2. New Report: Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems
      Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - October 14, 2016
  3. Two Reports Highlight Early Childhood Opportunities in the ESSA
      Source: National Association of State Boards of Education and Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd - October 10, 2016
  4. New Video - Families Front and Center: The Power of Coaching
      Source: New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program - October 12, 2016
  5. Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries
      Source: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement - Retrieved October 12, 2016
  6. Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities
      Source: Child Trends Hispanic Institute - September 29, 2016

1. Study Examines Quality in Public and Inclusive Early Childhood Settings

Source: National Institute for Early Education Research - October 2016

A recent study, Examining Quality in Two Preschool Settings: Publicly Funded Early Childhood Education and Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classrooms (2016), examined the extent to which differences exist between (a) publicly funded Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms that primarily serve typically developing children from low-income households, and (b) inclusive classrooms that include children with disabilities. It found that inclusive ECE classrooms had lower quality instructional support than publicly funded ECE environments for children generally.

2. New Report: Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - October 14, 2016

A new report, Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems (2016), shows how the science of child development can be leveraged to strengthen the public child welfare system and improve the well-being and long-term life prospects of the most vulnerable children in our society.

3. Two Reports Highlight Early Childhood Opportunities in the ESSA

Source: National Association of State Boards of Education and Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd - October 10, 2016

Two new reports highlight opportunities for supporting and improving access to high quality early childhood education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

4. New Video - Families Front and Center: The Power of Coaching

Source: New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program - October 12, 2016

The FIT FOCUS Video Library has published a new video, Families Front and Center: The Power of Coaching, which shows how a developmental vision specialist used video recordings of her early intervention home visits as a foundation for self-reflection and refinement of her practice and her shift to using coaching in her practice.

The FIT FOCUS Video Library is a project of New Mexico's Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and the Early Childhood Learning Network of the University of New Mexico's Center for Development and Disability. Additional videos will be added in the coming months.

5. Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries

Source: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement - Retrieved October 12, 2016

The Early Childhood Education Study (ECES) aims to explore, describe, and analyze early childhood education provision, and its role in preparing children to learn and function both in school and society. Its first report, Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries: Findings from IEA's Early Childhood Education Study (2016), provides an overview of ECE policy strategies in eight countries, including the United States. Key findings look at some of the differing approaches to ECE in the following five areas: public policy; delivery models and providers; participation and enrollment; quality assurance systems; and expectations for child outcomes.

6. Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities

Source: Child Trends Hispanic Institute - September 29, 2016

The Child Trends Hispanic Institute recently published Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities: A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders (September 2016), a guide designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to better serve Latino children and their families.