Explains how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is critical to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.
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Provides early childhood resources that include the President’s early learning agenda, the monthly newsletter from the Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning, and the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.
Discusses the science of early childhood development, the impact of early adversity on children’s development, and the effectiveness of early childhood programs, among other topics.
Provides templates, a planning checklist, and other tools to prepare for National Children’s Awareness Day, a yearly event that raises awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and emphasizes positive mental health as essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
Reports on research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute from 2008 to 2010 on how Americans think about children’s mental health.
Offers a map of developmental milestones across several areas, including physical, social, and emotional development as well as thinking and communication skills.
Provides practical knowledge for practitioners in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors to implement their own intersector initiatives.
Reviews some of the strategies used by states to address issues related to infant and early childhood mental health. It provides recommendations for nurturing change in state-level infant and early childhood mental health supports and services.
Helps state and community leaders improve the capacity of their early childhood systems.
Reviews what has been accomplished to date in the development of the “family voice” in all the child-serving systems—not just the substance abuse system but also the systems of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, trauma support, education, and primary care.