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From the Field - Early Care & Learning
August 2, 2012
Victory! FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups
On July 18, the US Food and Drug Administration voted to ban bisphenol A, or BPA, from baby bottles and children's sippy cups after acknowledging that it might ...
August 1, 2012
Early Education for Success: Early Childhood Education's Impact on the Economy
Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree: early childhood education plays a crucial role in ensuring America’s global competitiveness. Even amid ...
July 20, 2012
Grant Alert: Community Grants from Build-A-Bear
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation grant program provides direct support for children in the areas of Health and Wellness such as childhood disease ...
July 17, 2012
Interactive Map of Preterm Births
Born Too Soon provides comparable country-level estimates for preterm birth in 184 countries (the U.S. ranks sixth). The report shows that preterm birth rates are on ...
July 16, 2012
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2012
The infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th ...
July 9, 2012
Harnessing Technology to Support Young Families: What States Can Do
A red-hot ed-tech marketplace is creating a feeling of urgency among decision makers in state agencies and local school districts – and early education is no ...
July 3, 2012
Tips 4 Moms & Moms 2 Be
Whether you’re an expectant parent, a health care provider, or just a friend or family member, you can sign up for accurate, timely health information for ...
June 17, 2012
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is ...
June 14, 2012
Staffed Family Child Care Networks: A Strategy to Enhance Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers
This latest resource from the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center examines how staffed family child care (FCC) networks are positioned to improve the quality of care that ...
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
June 1, 2012
Bilingual Stories for Young Learners: Podcast & more
Grounded in research and collaboration with early childhood centers, IDRA has developed a set of supplementary curricula and illustrated bilingual big books and small ...
May 30, 2012
A Developmental Approach to Child Welfare Services for Infants, Toddlers, & Their Families (Toolkit)
This self-assessment tool stems from the collective vision of leading child welfare and early childhood development organizations.
May 17, 2012
Strategies for Feeding Your Baby
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Development provides the best strategies for feeding your baby.
May 16, 2012
KaBOOM!: Playgrounds that Build Communities
While the nonprofit KaBOOM! helps communities build playgrounds in a matter of weeks, the impact goes beyond a healthy play space for kids. This new report finds that ...
May 13, 2012
Reducing Achievement Gaps by 4th Grade: The PreK-3rd Approach in Action (Webinar Series)
May 4, 2012
Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation
A new set of case studies published by the YEF Institute highlights an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational ...
May 3, 2012
Third Grade Literacy Policies: Identification, Intervention, Retention (Report & Podcast)
This paper examines policies to promote 3rd-grade reading proficiency, including early identification of and intervention for struggling readers, as well as retention ...
April 24, 2012
Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks
A new, rigorous study from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University found that a Playworks recess transforms school climates -- reducing student ...
April 23, 2012
Slideshow: Relationships and Building a Community Focus, City of Bremerton
This presentation was given by Linda Sullivan-Dudzic on March 13, 2012 as part of the U.S Department of Education webinar on PreK-3rd as a strategy to ...
April 23, 2012
Starting Early With English Language Learners: First Lessons from Illinois
English Language Learners are a large and growing population in America’s public school system, but schools often fall short in preparing these students for ...
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