Early Childhood News Update offers news, resources, and funding notices for Head Start/Early Head Start, child care and other early education professionals. This resource compiles information from a wide-range of resources including Federal announcements, news alerts related to early childhood services, and other media resources. Each entry contains a direct clipping from the link provided.
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About the blogger, Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.:
As a consultant, former teacher, and a parent of two young children, I understand how important it is to have access to the latest and most innovative thinking about early care and education. I work with educators and administrators to develop the best ways to support children and families through real-time learning, problem-solving, and reflective supervision. I developed this blog to help professionals and families stay current and find the best resources and information to make effective, evidence-based decisions.
Other publications written or co-written by Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D.:
- Screening: The First Step in Getting to Know a Child
- Engaging Families of Children with Disabilities: Systematically Planning to Create Positive Experiences and Meet Expectations (Webinar)
- Using What You Know to Plan for Child Success: Data-Driven Decision Making in Early Childhood Environments (Webinar)
- Weaving Connections (2014 Revision)
- Health Manager’s Orientation Guide
- Health Services to Promote Attendance
- Digging Deeper into Safety and Injury Prevention Data and Using Stepping Stones and Compliance with Care to Support Infants and Toddlers
- Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide
- Making the Link between Health and School Readiness
- What is Injury Prevention?
- Active Supervision
- Healthy Children are Ready to Learn
- When Health Affects Assessment
- 10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety
- Supervising Children on Head Start Buses: A Webinar from the Head Start National Center on Health
- Start Up Planner Tips for Working with Early Head Start: Building Collaborations to Serve Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families
- Start Up Planner Tips for Working with Early Head Start: Pregnant Women and Expectant Families
Emergency Preparedness Webcast
- Head Start Emergency Preparedness Manual
- Social Skills and Academic Achievement
- Assessment and Accommodations
- Oral Health Resources for Young Children with Disabilities
- Asthma as a Disabling Condition and a Complicating Factor in Other Disabilities
- Strategies to Improve Access to the General Education Curriculum
- Aligning IEPs with State Standards and Accountability Systems
- Literacy Rich Environments
- A Qualitative Description of Collaborative Teams in Today’s Classroom
- The “Aha” Guide to Maximizing School Resources: Tips for Obtaining What Is Available
- A Guide for Education Personnel: Selecting an Intervention or Program
- Everyone Wins: Accessing the General Education Curriculum in Various Settings