This handbook, RaisingYoung Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development, is an adaptation of the original handbook, Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook, and focuses on refugee families parenting children from the prenatal period through age 5. It provides families with information about: healthy development; early learning and school readiness; and family engagement in early care.This handbook brings together the dual expertise of the Refugee Resettlement and the early childhood Head Start/Early Head Start communities, and it is intended as a resource for all those serving refugee families. This handbook is part of a larger Refugee Resettlement-Head Start Collaboration Toolkit developed to promote partnerships between Refugee Resettlement and Head Start programs.This innovative and valuable joint effort represents the collaboration between the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Office of Head Start (OHS): the federal funders for Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS), and the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR).
Source: Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic/docs/raising-young-children-in-a-new-country-bryc5.pdf