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21st Century Community Learning Centers Language: English
Publisher: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Description: This Web site outlines programs supported by the Presidental Administration to keep children safe, provide academic enrichment, and other recreational and enrichment opportunities, such as band, drama, art, and other cultural events for children; and to provide life-long learning opportunities for community members.
National Association of School Psychologists Language: English
Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists
Description: The National Association of School Psychologists' website that provides information and links to crisis resources and public policy issues. The resources include materials for the media, schools, parents, and students. There are numerous sources that have been contributed after the events of 9/11 to help deal with tragedy and trauma.
National Center for Homeless Education Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Description: This website provides information and links to help educators, service providers, and families ensure that homeless children and youth have access to educational opportunities and success in the classroom.
National Parent-Teacher Association Language: English
Description: National PTA strives to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education. This website provides information for parents, teachers, students, and the community.
Vulnerable Infants and Toddlers in Four Service Systems Language: English
Author: Harbison, Elizabeth
Publisher: The Urban Institute (September 2007)
Description: A new policy brief from the Urban Institute examines the characteristics of vulnerable young children in four service systems: Early Head Start (EHS); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); the child welfare (CW) system; and Part C Early Intervention Programs (Part C). Data suggest that the children and families in these systems have notable similarities. The authors suggest that policy initiatives to support young childrenâ€™s development might benefit from integrating common lessons from the different systems' research findings.
3 Simple Questions: To Guide Our Communication on Behalf of Children, Youth, and Families Language: English
Author: Li, Junlei
Publisher: The University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development (2010)
Description: This news brief focuses on how to communicate our feelings about supporting children and their programs.
We can go about making children's issues compelling by understanding what happens between our communication materials and the one person is is reading or listening. Focusing on one on one communication invites the communicator to consider how we meet the needs of the one person whom our communication is trying to reach. We propose three hypotheses about the fundamental needs of our audience and the question that each hypothesis poses for the communicator.
Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency: Atlanta Civic Site Language: English
Publisher: The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2012)
Description: This report tells how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders, and education experts created the Dunbar Learning Complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty. This unique educational model was
launched in January 2010. Since then, 374 children, ages six weeks to PreK, have enrolled at the ELLRC and 385 are currently enrolled at Dunbar Elementary School, an Atlanta public school serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade. The report shares the impact of those efforts on children and their parents, two years later.
How to Collaborate with and Engage Families Language: English
Publisher: Vanderbilt Peabody College (2012)
Description: The IRIS Center and the PACER Center have created an interactive, online module to support educators in diversifying and improving family participation in school. In the module, a principal and staff demonstrate how they gain information about of their students' families because this helps them best engage all members of a family in education. Many schools enjoy a high level of parental involvement from some families, but schools should be ever-interested in increasing involvement, especially among families of students with disabilities.
Natural Allies Web page Language: English
Publisher: FPG Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)
Description: Natural Allies provides this Web page for the reader to illustrate what they are striving to accomplish. Natural Allies is working with community colleges in order to prepare personnel and to better provide services for all young children. They are striving to develop and implement practical experiences into community college coarsework that encompasses young children and children with disabilities.
Steps to a Healthier US: Cooperative Agreement Language: English
Description: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative is designed to help Americans, and especially children, live longer, better quality, healthier lives.
The Steps to a HealthierUS Cooperative Agreement Program (Steps Program) enables funded communities to implement chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes, obesity, asthma, and related risk factors.
Children First, Web Site of the National PTA Language: English
Description: The National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities. Provides resource links and information on professional development.
Continuity in Early Childhood: A Framework for Home, School, and Community Linkages Language: English
Publisher: Regional Education Laboratories (November 1995)
Description: This paper offers a framework for communities to develop the type of services that best nurture healthy families. It focuses on the importance of community connections in easing family transitions between service providers.
Developing an Intergenerational Program in Your Early Childhood Care and Education Center - A Guidebook for Early Childhood Practitioners Language: English
Author: Kaplan, Matthew
Publisher: Penn State University (2003)
Description: This publication is a guidebook for those interested in developing intergenerational programs with young children and older adults. To access the PDF file click on "download guidebook."
How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families with Community Resources: A Manual for Replication of the Help Me Grow System Language: English
Author: Dworkin, Paul
Publisher: The Commonwealth Fund (Sept 2010)
Description: The Commonwealth Fund has released a new online manual, How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families with Community Resources (2010), which offers guidance for exploring, creating, and/or enhancing an easily accessible system for connecting children with or at risk for developmental or behavioral problems with community resources. The material is based on Connecticut's Help Me Grow initiative.