Summarizes research about infant and toddler development, highlighting areas that are foundational for later school success. The report serves as a guide for programs to inform their practices and policies and to help programs think about their own theories of change and what outcomes they are most focused on improving for young children.
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Shares the story of the Tribal Home Visiting Program implementation since 2010 as it has expanded home visiting services in tribal communities, serving 1,523 families and providing nearly 20,000 home visits, highlighting successes and areas of improvement.
Explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in tribal communities.
Since 1999, SS/HS has impacted school districts all over the United States—rural towns, suburban communities, and sprawling cities. Read how SS/HS alumni grantees, as told in their own voices, used the strategic approaches and guiding principles of the SS/HS Framework to achieve sustainability.
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.
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.
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. Pathways offer a much-needed solution to fostering the educational and workforce training needs of adult learners to meet national and regional workforce demands.
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. The report also discusses relevant federal and state policies aimed at mitigating the excessive use of expulsion and suspension for preschool students. The expulsion and suspension of preschool age children has been a growing issue for states, receiving considerable attention at many levels.
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, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, and problem solving. This guide presents standards and indicators of SEL practice, and four curriculum features shown to be foundational for supporting SEL practices.
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.