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(2016, September) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs in understanding the latest research on early childhood development, brain science, and best practices. The Final Rule for the New Head Start Program Performance Standards was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. Effective starting November 2016, the updates reflect best practices and […]

Updated, October 2016 A legacy resource from NICHCY Kids grow fast, don’t they? And early intervention is designed for children from birth up to age three. At that point, services under EI end. If the child will need continued support once he or she moves on to preschool, it’s very important to plan ahead so that […]

(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 […]

(Published 2015) The goal of the Supporting the School Readiness and Success of Young African American Boys Project (2013-2015), was to help Head Start and other early education programs promote culturally responsive, strength-based learning environments for young African American boys. In the course of the project, materials were developed, professional development was conducted, and a […]

(2016, May) Useful to Parent Centers advocating for effective family engagement practices. On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a policy statement on the implementation of effective family engagement practices from the early years to the early grades. Read the full policy statement | ED-HHS […]

(2015, September) | Useful to Parent Centers in advocating for inclusion of children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs. The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services issued a joint policy statement urging early learning programs to include children with disabilities. The guidance sets a vision for action that recommends states, districts, schools, and public and […]

(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 […]

(Published September 2012) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with families of young children with disabilities and in addressing the “Early Learning” priority. This resource explores how early childhood assessment informs instruction and intervention, highlighting screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. The authors, experts in the field of early childhood education and assessment, discuss […]

(Published September 2013) | Useful to Parent Centers in advocating for effective parent engagement policies at the state and local levels. This guide provides a discussion of research, policy, and practice regarding the role of parental involvement in children’s early education and schooling. In addition to overviews of several promising initiatives from across the country, this report from the […]

(June 2015) | Useful to Parent Centers in helping families understand the developmental expectations for children birth through age 5 and in supporting parental involvement with and advocacy for their young child. Also useful in staff training and professional development with respect to early learning and developmentally appropriate practices. In June 2015, the Office of […]