(2016, February) |  Can be used by Parent Centers for their own professional learning and to inform decision-making discussions about early childhood development.

This Research to Practice report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • summarizes the research on development during the first 3 years of life,
  • highlights areas that are foundational for school readiness and later school success, and
  • discusses how providers can support the development of school readiness in infants and toddlers.

It can be used by programs to inform their practices and policies, and to help them think about the outcomes they want to focus on improving most for young children.

Access the report (PDF, 6.6 MB), at:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/opre_nitr_school_readiness_report_v05cover_title.pdf