January 23, 2004

In this Issue:

1. Guide to Effective Programs for Children and Youth

Source: www.childtrends.org - January 2004

Over the past several years, Child Trends has built an extensive knowledge base about programs that "work" to enhance children's development. This Guide offers a way of presenting this knowledge in a user-friendly format for policy makers, program designers, and funders. To access the guide online go to http://www.childtrends.org/Lifecourse/index.htm.

2. New Head Start Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System FY 2004

Source: Head Start Bureau - December 2003

In Decemeber 2003, the Head Start Bureau announced a new training and technical assistance (T/TA) system that will assist Head Start and Early Head Start grantees in identifying T/TA needs and accessing T/TA resources. To learn more go to http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/earlycare/headstarttraining.asp

3. Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide

Source: www.ed.gov/ - Retrieved January 22, 2004

The U.S. Department Of Education's Institute Of Education Sciences recently published a guide entitled Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide (December 2003). This Guide is intended to serve as a user-friendly resource that the education practitioner can use to identify and implement evidence-based interventions, so as to improve educational and life outcomes for the children they serve. To access the full text of the guide online go to http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/rigorousevid/index.html.

4. Upcoming Revisions to Position Statement: “Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment: Guidelines for Responsible Behavior in Early Childhood Education”

Source: www.naeyc.org - January 23, 2004

NAEYC is revising the position statement entitled Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment: Guidelines for Responsible Behavior in Early Childhood Education, which was initially approved by NAEYC's Governing Board in 1989 and revised in 1992 and 1997. NAEYC is seeking input for this revision and welcomes your feedback. For more information go to http://www.naeyc.org/resources/position_statements/positions_revis.asp. [Note: Link checked on 5/11/2007 - this document is no longer available online. The updated position statement is available at http://www.naeyc.org/about/positions/pdf/PSETH05.PDF].