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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Reports & Briefs
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. The Center on the Developing Child produces a range of tools, resources, and videos related to children’s well-being, including briefs that summarize findings from the latest scientific publications and presentations for the public.
Reports on research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute from 2008 to 2010 on how Americans think about children’s mental health. It provides advocates and experts with a communications map for improving public understanding of children’s mental health and the value of solutions that scientists and policy leaders seek to advance.
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.
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. It also includes recommendations to create true cross-systems collaboration supporting family involvement so that youth and their families can fully access the services and supports they need to obtain and maintain optimum health.
Offers valuable information from the BUILD Initiative for those seeking to build early learning systems, based upon fiscal analysis and the latest research and evidence of the need for and value of additional investments in early childhood services
Offers an overview of critical early childhood system components according to their evidence base, status of development, exemplary state actions in building the component, and exemplary state actions in linking each component with other components.
Outlines how health, early learning and development, family leadership, and supportive service delivery systems contribute to the central outcome of thriving children and families.
Provides simple checklists to guide each agency in: (1) defining their data collection and sharing goals; (2) defining the population they will track; (3) assessing their current and desired information-sharing; and (4) assessing their current and desired data collection.
Provides an overview of the evidence about the effectiveness of home visiting in preventing child maltreatment, identifies research gaps and discusses implications for key stakeholders.