Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development Handbook

This handbook provides families with information on six themes: family well-being, health and safety, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, guidance and discipline, and family engagement in early care and education. Programs serving refugees families, newly arrived immigrant families, and others may use this resource with parents to help ease their transition to a new country.

Source: National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic/refugee-families.html

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Health Development

9/2013

This illustrated handbook for immigrant families raising children between the ages of 0 and 5 is designed to provide families with basic information about early childhood development; age-appropriate discipline strategies; and the availability of services, support, and family engagement opportunities. It highlights the following six themes: family well-being; safety and protection; guidance and discipline; healthy brain development; early learning and school readiness; and connecting to early care and education. The handbook is also available in Arabic and will soon be available in Spanish.

Source: Project Launch (and Bridging Refugee Youth and Children Services)

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic/docs/raising-young-children-in-a-new-country-bryc5.pdf

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development

2013

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