March 10, 2017

In this Issue:

  1. Input Requested on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - March 8, 2017
  2. Seven Key Principles of Self-Regulation and Self Regulation in Context
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation - February 2017
  3. Building Mathematical Competencies in Early Childhood
      Source: Erikson Institute - February 2017
  4. How Cities Embrace Their Infants and Toddlers
      Source: Early Childhood Action Collective - February 2017
  5. NM PreK Video Library Launched
      Source: New Mexico PreK Video-Based Consultation Project - March 6, 2017
  6. Hear to Learn - New Resource to Support Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
      Source: National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management - March 8, 2017

1. Input Requested on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

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.

2. Seven Key Principles of Self-Regulation and Self Regulation in Context

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:

  1. Self-regulation serves as the foundation for lifelong functioning
  2. Self-regulation is the act of managing cognition and emotion
  3. A combination of individual and external factors influence self-regulation
  4. Teachers, providers, caregivers, and parents can teach and strengthen self-regulation
  5. Self-regulation is dependent on "co-regulation" provided by parents or other caregiving adults
  6. Prolonged or pronounced stress and adversity, including poverty and trauma experiences, can disrupt self-regulation
  7. Self-regulation develops over an extended period from birth through young adulthood

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).

3. Building Mathematical Competencies in Early Childhood

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.

4. How Cities Embrace Their Infants and Toddlers

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.

5. NM PreK Video Library Launched

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:

  • Supporting Reflective Practice and Positive Outcomes for Children
  • Reflections on the New Mexico PreK Video-Based Consultation Project
  • Recording Video in the Classroom

For more information about the video library, or permission to embed any of the videos, please contact: Sarah Simms

6. Hear to Learn - New Resource to Support Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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.