November 24, 2017

In this Issue:

  1. Resource to Help Children with Lead Poisoning
      Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
  2. Birth to Grade 3 Indicator Framework
      Source: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) & Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  3. Leading the Way: A Guide for Business Engagement in Early Education
      Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  4. Adoption and Developmental Stages
      Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

1. Resource to Help Children with Lead Poisoning

Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

The CPIR, also known as the Parent Center Hub, has provided a resource about lead poisoning (October 2017) and how to help children whose health has been impaired by lead poisoning. Several topics covered are symptoms, diagnosing and treating, early intervention services and special education for children. Links to additional resources are also provided.

2. Birth to Grade 3 Indicator Framework

Source: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) & Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

In September 2017, CEELO & CCSSO produced this new toolkit, Birth to Grade 3 Indicator Framework to assist states who have added early learning objectives into their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans. The framework provides strategies for states to better coordinate between early child education and K-12 education policy.

3. Leading the Way: A Guide for Business Engagement in Early Education

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Accessing high-quality childcare is difficult for some communities to achieve, and the U.S. Chamber Foundation has released a new toolkit (Oct. 2017) to provide the business community strategies for improving this issue across the country. This resource includes evidence-based research and case studies, as well as, key facts and an elevator speech on childcare for engaging with your community on this important topic.

4. Adoption and Developmental Stages

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

It is National Adoption Month and the Child Welfare Information Gateway updates a valuable list of resources to assist families, caregivers, and educators sensitively guide the developmental stages for infants and preschoolers who've been adopted into a new family. Some of the resources include information about bonding with baby, the social-emotional effects of adoption, developmental milestones for adopted children, and children's mental health needs.