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Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - March 8, 2017
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking input from users of http://idea.ed.gov/ as part of their effort to provide updated, easy-to-navigate IDEA resources to children with disabilities and their families, teachers, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders. To help facilitate this effort, OSERS has posted a blog for the public to provide comments.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - February 2017
A new brief, Seven Key Principles of Self-Regulation and Self Regulation in Context (February 2017), highlights seven key principles that summarize a framework for understanding self-regulation development:
These 7 principles come from a larger report on work conducted by the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy for the Administration for Children and Families. See also, How Do Acute and Chronic Stress Impact the Development of Self-Regulation? (January 2017).
Source: Erikson Institute - February 2017
A new video, Building Mathematical Competencies in Early Childhood (February 2017), reviews the "whys," "whats," and "hows" of including rich, developmentally appropriate mathematics experiences for young children in pre-kindergarten classrooms. It features Erikson Early Math Collaborative instructors discussing measurement. It is part of a larger series of About Early Math videos.
Source: Early Childhood Action Collective - February 2017
A new brief, How Cities Embrace Their Infants and Toddlers (February 2017), looks at how cities around the country are addressing the early learning needs of babies and toddlers. It provides examples from several city projects, including Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Cincinnati, District of Columbia, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York, Providence, San Antonio and Seattle. See the Executive Summary here. Learn more about the work of the Early Childhood Action Collective here.
Source: New Mexico PreK Video-Based Consultation Project - March 6, 2017
The New Mexico PreK Video-Based Consultation Project supports teachers and other service providers to learn new skills, participate in ongoing professional development, and engage in reflective practice and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). The project recently launched a new NM PreK Video Library to share their work, including illustrations of ways that video can be used as a foundation for reflective practice, coaching, consultation, and supervision to enhance early care and education practices. Three new videos were recently posted, including:
For more information about the video library, or permission to embed any of the videos, please contact: Sarah Simms
Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - March 8, 2017
A new free resource Hear to Learn is now available to help parents of young children support spoken language development. The content was developed to be easily accessible (e.g., short video tutorial segments that are narrated and captioned). Easy to follow language activities can be downloaded. And parents can share their story, ask questions, attend webinars, and read about relevant research. It is also available in Spanish.