December 7, 2018

In this Issue:

  1. Latest in the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series
      Source: Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children
  2. Improving the Lives of Young Children through Data
      Source: Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC)
  3. Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H)
      Source: Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  4. A Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care
      Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

1. Latest in the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series

Source: Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children

The DEC recently announced (November 2018) its latest publications in the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series:

2. Improving the Lives of Young Children through Data

Source: Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC)

This brief from the ECDC (November 2018) examines how three states (Mississippi , Minnesota, and Rhode Island) used integrated data to learn how public assistance, health and the child welfare systems connect and/or overlap with early care and education (ECE) services. The states' policies are reviewed and strategies and recommendations for advancing the use of integrated data in the ECE field are provided.

3. Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H)

Source: Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at Harvard University released its initial results (November 2018) of a study (ELS@H) on early learning and development in children ages 3 to 4. A household survey was used to gather details about children's current level, duration, and characteristics of care and early education across the state of Massachusetts. It was found that over half the children used some form of formal education and care, and there were "clear differences in the types of education and care used between 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds, and across relatively high- and low-income communities."

4. A Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care

Source: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

CPIR has compiled this collection of resources (November 2018) for caregivers to gain knowledge and effectively assist children impacted by trauma. The collections cover several areas, including basic information about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), caring for specific populations affected by trauma (e.g., children with disabilities), building trauma-informed schools, and responding to disasters.