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ACF announced a new Policy Statement on Early Childhood Career Pathways as part of their focus on elevating the early childhood workforce in policy and practice.

Early Care and Education | Education

This report describes three potential designs for studies to assess the needs for early care and education and home visiting among American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

Early Care and Education

Examines comprehensive career pathway systems in the early childhood education (ECE) field. Career pathways, defined as comprehensive education and training systems, provide a sequence of coursework and credentials aligned with industry needs.

Early Care and Education

Shares the ways in which Preschool Development Grant states are responding to the expulsion and suspension of their youngest students, outlining policies and practices used.

Education

Establishes best practice standards, developed by the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and eight out-of-school organizations, that linked to program effectiveness and supported by research, for building social and emotional learning (SEL) skills in six areas: emotion management, empathy,...

Evidence Based/Informed

Contains activities suitable for a different age group, from infants to teenagers. The guide may be read in its entirety (which includes the introduction and references) or in discrete sections geared to specific age groups.

Developmentally Appropriate | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families’ involvement in children’s learning and development through activities at home and at school positively impacts literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8.

Early Childhood | Family Driven | Education

Presents a in-depth look at how disconnected youth are faring in America’s cities, with data included on disconnected youth by state, congressional district, county, gender, and by race and ethnicity.

Cultural Linguistic Competency | Vulnerable Populations

Summarizes lessons learned from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study about the prevalence, predictors and consequences of children’s exposure to: neighborhood violence,  intimate partner violence (IPV), and harsh parenting.

Cultural Linguistic Competency | Vulnerable Populations

Examines policy developments within an 11-site Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships initiative supported implemented from 2008 through 2012 to reduce teen dating violence (TDV) by promoting healthy relationship skills among middle school students.

Youth Violence Prevention

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