Teen Parenting: Bridging Multigenerational Support (AIAN)

Working with teen parents involves interacting with complex multigenerational families. This webinar explores how Early Head Start staff can continue to provide quality and responsive services to this unique population. Find strategies and resources for working with teen parents and their children.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/Early%20Head%20Start/multimedia/webinars/TeenParentingB.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Content%20E-blast%20for%20July&utm_content=New%20Content%20E-blast%20for%20July+CID_30ee5ad9937c9730611342af4be147d8&utm_source=CM%20Eblast&utm_term=Teen%20Parenting%20Bridging%20Multigenerational%20Support%20AIAN

Early Childhood Research & Practice

Spring 2013

We are pleased to welcome you to the Spring 2013 issue of Early Childhood Research & Practice. ECRP is now in its 15th year as an open-access, peer-reviewed, multilingual internet-only journal with a continually growing international readership. ECRP receives more than 1,700,000 user visits annually from the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, South America, China, and many other places around the world.

The current issue includes five articles on a range of topics related to early care, education, and intervention. A special section on parents’ perspectives may be of interest to advocates of emphasizing the voices of parents in early childhood research; three small studies from the U.S. are featured in that section. For the first time, ECRP also offers reviews of recently-published books.

Are you an educator who is interested in the Project Approach? Our multi-media 2-disc teacher resource titled Projects to Go includes the popular DVD “Rearview Mirror: Reflections on a Preschool Car Project” and a CD-ROM of selected ECRP articles (most in both English and Spanish) related to the Project Approach. See http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/pubs.html#sale for more information.

Topics addressed in this issue include:

  • recent literature related to young children’s school readiness in literacy and mathematics
  • parent-child interactions during family cooking activities
  • reactions of adult and adolescent mothers of children receiving early intervention services to specific aspects of those services
  • perspectives of parents with young children on the autism spectrum regarding their families’ experiences with early intervention services
  • mothers’ and fathers’ observations of their children’s transitions from a child-centered preschool into traditional kindergartens

We hope that you find these articles useful.

ECRP is an open-access journal. We do not take subscriptions and fees from authors are not accepted. We cannot accept advertising. Thus, we are completely dependent on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. So we urge you to help support ECRP with a tax-deductible donation. Any amount can make a difference. In fact, if each of our readers donated just $5, we could sustain the journal indefinitely!

Donations to ECRP are managed by the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF). For instructions, go to http://ecrp.illinois.edu/donation.html

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Thank you,
Lilian G. Katz, editor
Jean A. Mendoza, associate editor
Susan Fowler, associate editor

Source: Early Childhood Research & Practice

Available at: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/index.html

Webcast: Engaging Teen Parents: Lessons From Teens About What Works for Them – save the date!

This webcast, produced by the Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC), will air Thursday, April 26, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT. Teen parents will speak about their engagement in Early Head Start programs. Faculty, including program directors, will examine the joys and challenges of working with teens, and share strategies to support them. Look for registration information via email and the EHS NRC and ECLKC websites soon.

Do you have specific questions about serving teen parents? If so, we would like to use them to guide the webcast development. Please email your questions to Amanda Perez at aperez@zerotothree.org by April 15.

Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center

EHS NRC Webinars

The following resources, developed by the EHS NRC for the Office of Head Start, are now available. Two archived webinars:

  • Teen Parenting: Bridging Multigenerational Support
  • Through the Eyes of a Baby: Developing Responsible, Respectable Relationships with Infants & Toddlers
Source: Early Head Start National Resource Center

Groundbreaking planned for new Head Start center; building to open in January


West Central Community Action will break ground Friday for construction of a new Early Childhood Center especially for infants and toddlers of teenage parents.

A reception will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. next to the current Head Start preschool facility at 765 Madison Ave.

It will be the first time the agency has built a new facility in Council Bluffs, rather than using a former school or preschool building, said Penny Lingle, Head Start director for West Central.

Source: Daily Nonpareil Online

Available at: http://www.southwestiowanews.com/articles/2011/07/13/council_bluffs/news/doc4e1dbbf674541427748507.txt