January 6, 2017

In this Issue:

  1. New Videos: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices That Support Social Emotional Development
      Source: Pyramid Model Consortium - January 4, 2017
  2. Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners
      Source: Erikson Institute, Early Childhood STEM Working Group - January 2017
  3. Updated! QRIS Compendium
      Source: BUILD Initiative - December 2016

1. New Videos: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices That Support Social Emotional Development

Source: Pyramid Model Consortium - January 4, 2017

Two new videos are available for viewing on the Pyramid Model Consortium website. The videos highlight evidence-based teaching practices that support young children's social emotional development, as demonstrated by a high fidelity Pyramid Model implementation site. A table of contents is provided at the beginning of each video so viewers can easily navigate to specific segments.

The videos were collaboratively produced by the Montana Head Start Collaborative Office, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services Bureau, the Pyramid Model Consortium, and the Bal Swan Children's Center.

2. Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners

Source: Erikson Institute, Early Childhood STEM Working Group - January 2017

A new report, Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners (January 2017), offers guidance around the development and improvement of effective early childhood science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education policies and practices. It describes four guiding principles related to early childhood STEM education and six actionable recommendations for educational leaders, researchers, funders and policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels. The report is the culmination of two years of work by the Early Childhood STEM Working Group, which includes scholars, policy makers, curriculum developers, and educators from across the U.S.

3. Updated! QRIS Compendium

Source: BUILD Initiative - December 2016

The Build Initiative's QRIS Compendium was recently updated with new 2016 data. The compendium provides up-to-date information on the quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in every state, territory and region/locality in the U.S. It provides answers to common questions and allows users to compare data across different states.