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Helping Children with Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

When a baby is born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, it is called congenital CMV infection. About 1 out of every 200 babies are born with congenital CMV infection. Women can pass CMV to their baby during pregnancy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 1 in 5 babies with congenital CMV infection will be sick from the virus or will have long-term health problems, but those problems can include hearing loss, vision loss, intellectual disability, muscular weakness, and even seizures.

Find out more about the two-article CDC resource (available in English and Spanish) and connect with its website devoted to CMV.

Not Just Soft Skills: How Young Children’s Learning and Health Benefit from Strong Social-Emotional Development

(2017, May) | Useful to: Parents and caregivers seeking to better understand and manage their children’s behavior, and foster a loving and responsive relationship with them. Available in English and Spanish.   The Too Small to Fall Initiative has released a white paper, Not Just “Soft Skills”: How Young Children’s Learning & Health Benefit from Strong Social-Emotional […]

Small Children Have Big Feelings

(2017) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families of babies and young children. Great for sharing! When parents talk, read, and sing with their children in sensitive, loving, and responsive ways, they build their children’s brain and help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school and life. Research shows that […]

Ayuda para los Bebés Hasta Su Tercer Cumpleaños

Actualizado, septiembre de 2016 Un recurso transferido de NICHCY En inglés | In English   El nacimiento de un niño es un evento lleno de emociones que le cambiará la vida por completo. Un nuevo bebé hermoso llega a su hogar, familia, y comunidad. Es un tiempo para celebrar. Sus familiares conocen al niño y se […]

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Hurricane Harvey has devastated huge areas of Texas. There is no way to know how much damage Harvey has done to property, businesses, and its many residents, but one of the most serious impacts will be emotional in nature. Such traumatic events can have long-lasting repercussions, especially for children.

We would like to share with you an excellent resource of information and guidance on how to help children cope with trauma: the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. At NCTSN’s website, Parent Centers, families, and service providers working with traumatized children and their families can find extensive learning and resource sections on different kinds of trauma (including natural disasters like Harvey), resources for parents and caregivers, guidance and toolkits for schools, information in Spanish, and where to turn locally to access NCTSN centers. Read more about what NCTSN offers here, and connect to vital resources for helping others to cope with trauma.

Child Outcomes Summary Process Module | Collecting and Using Data to Improve Programs

Useful to Parent Centers in learning about or informing families about the Child Outcomes Summary process used by early intervention and early childhood special education staff. This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the child outcomes summary (COS) process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. […]

Elevating Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Communications

(Published July 2015) | Useful to Parent Centers in SSIP work and in promoting effective communication for stakeholder engagement. To date, 39 states have implemented quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) to rate and improve child care and early education programs for children birth to age five. The success of a state QRIS depends on […]

Supporting Parent Engagement in Linguistically Diverse Families to Promote Young Children’s Learning: Implications for Early Care and Education Policy

(Published July 2015) | Useful for Parent Centers in advocating for parent engagement strategies that are appropriate for linguistically diverse families with young children. There is wide agreement that early care and education programs should support parent engagement linked to early learning for all families, including families from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. This brief […]

Video | The Science of Early Childhood Development

In English and Spanish | From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this 4-minute video shares basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research. The video is also available in Spanish. Video in English: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/index.php/resources/multimedia/videos/inbrief_series/inbrief_science_of_ecd/ Video in Spanish: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/non_english_videos/ciencia/

Video | Desarrollo Infantil: Es Mejor Saber

Aprenda por qué es importante a reconocer los indicadores del desarrollo y saber qué hacer si hay algo que le preocupa sobre el desarrollo de su niño. Aprenda los signos. Reaccione pronto. Abstract in English | Learn why it is important to recognize developmental milestones and what to do if you have concerns about your […]

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