Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Baseline Assessment Tools

6/30/2015

The purpose of the baseline is to understand the grantees and partners’ current capacity. Baseline information will be used to identify technical assistance needs or other supports. This includes additional start-up funding that may be needed to ensure grantees and partners are on track to meet Early Head Start requirements at 18 months. The baseline will gather information from the following areas: environmental health and safety; fiscal management systems; governance; program management systems including eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA); and comprehensive services.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Office of Head Start

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/grants/monitoring/additional-resources.html

Child and Family Blog

OUR STORY

We conduct and share research on families and children, and we look for ways to make the world a better place for them. We are passionate about the work we do. We set up The Child & Family Blog because we want to share the new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who want to improve the lives of children—people who make policy, professionals who care for families and children, and families themselves.

The idea of this Blog started in a café at St Pancras Station in London in the spring of 2013. The idea quickly caught on, and within just months it had turned into an international collaboration spanning the UK, USA and Switzerland. Two leading academic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic are at the core of the Blog: The Future of Children at Princeton University and the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. The funding from the Jacobs Foundation in Zurich – and their hands-on enthusiastic support for every aspect of the project – has been fantastic. We will work hard to find the best stories and to communicate them as widely as we possibly can.

OUR MISSION: bridging the gap between research and raising children

Children and families are best served when policies and practice are based on the best available evidence. We work with the media to bridge the gap between the worlds of research, on the one hand, and policy making and practice, on the other, as well as to give new tools to parents and other family members who care for children.

Source: The Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge, The Future of Children, and The Jacobs Foundation

Available at: https://childandfamilyblog.princeton.edu

Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education | Society for Research in Child Development SRCD | for developmental scientists & professionals

10/16/2013

For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate. The research brief “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education,” reviews rigorous evidence on why early skills matter, which children benefit from preschool, the short- and long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s school readiness and life outcomes, the importance of program quality, and the costs versus benefits of preschool education.

Source: Society for Research on Child Development

Available at: http://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-updates/meetings-briefings/investing-our-future-evidence-base-preschool

The Evidence Base on Preschool

October 11, 2013

For the first time in a generation, national legislation on publicly-funded preschool education is the focus of prominent debate. The research brief “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education,” reviews rigorous evidence on why early skills matter, which children benefit from preschool, the short- and long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s school readiness and life outcomes, the importance of program quality, and the costs versus benefits of preschool education.

Source: Foundation for Child Development

Available at: http://fcd-us.org/resources/evidence-base-preschool

Introduction | AI HUB

2013

Implementation Teams consist of the people who do the work of implementation (Stages, Drivers, and Improvement Cycles) with Usable Interventions. They develop and sustain capacity to assure intended academic and behavioral outcomes are realized. The work of Implementation Teams requires knowledge, skills, and abilities that are available, but not commonly used deliberately. For applied purposes and illustration, this module uses state and local educational systems as context. This module is designed to assist educators (e.g., in schools, districts and state agencies) in building Active Implementation capacity to ensure improved academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.

Source: Active Implementation HUB, Frank Porter Graham Institute

Available at: http://implementation.fpg.unc.edu/module-3?o=ecta