(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Center for sharing with parents, childhood care providers, and others. When a child—even a small child—melts down and becomes aggressive, he can pose a serious risk to himself and others, including parents and siblings. It’s not uncommon for kids who have trouble handling their emotions to […]
Cuidado de niños
The ECTA Center offers a collection of Practice Improvement Tools to support early childhood specialists in using evidence-based practices with young children experiencing developmental delays or disabilities. This large set of tools includes Family Practice Guides that practitioners can share with families to illustrate recommended practices that can be used at home. There are more than 25 guides available, on topics ranging from parent involvement in their child’s assessment, learning activities for the child that parents can provide, and teaming with professionals.
Each of the guides is available in English and Spanish and comes with a brief video, a scenario, and changes to expect as a result of using the practices with a given child. Find out more about, and access, the Family Practice Guides here.
(2018, June) | Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and other service organizations working with Spanish-speaking families to prepare for or recover from a natural disaster or other emergency. These two resources comes from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and the Children’s Preparedness Unit and focus on helping parents, caregivers, and […]
(2018, July) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs tracking family progress toward expected outcomes. Using data to track family and program progress is an essential part of strengthening parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE). Tthis three-part webinar series from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) describes how programs […]
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 […]
TENGO UNA PREGUNTA…Preguntas que los padres y cuidadores deben hacer y los pasos que deben tomar para que los niños triunfen en la escuela: LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN
(julio 2015) Una nueva guía para padres y cuidadores que habilita la participación de las familias en la educación. La guía escrita en colaboración con America Achieves, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza, National PTA, y el United Negro College Fund incluye preguntas que los padres deben hacer y recursos que pueden utilizar para asegurar […]
(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 […]