Parents and Early Literacy

Children develop the skills needed to learn to read long before they ever enter a kindergarten classroom. Early Ed Watch interviewed Gabrielle Miller, a national expert on early literacy interventions  and national executive director for Raising A Reader about what the...

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Online Seminar on Early Childhood Collaboration

A new CONNECT Module on communication for collaboration is now available. This module focuses on effective communication practices that can be used to promote collaboration with professionals and families in early care and education, and intervention settings. CONNECT Modules...

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Linking Families with Community Resources

This just in from Natural Resources: Online Manual - How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families with Community Resources The Commonwealth Fund has released a new online manual, How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families with Community...

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Prevent Child Abuse Learning & Leadership Summit

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina's Learning & Leadership Summit on Evidence-Based & Family Strengthening Programs will be held on March 7-8, 2011 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. The summit will feature nationally recognized experts in the field of...

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Read for the Record

Today is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record©--a world record breaking campaign that brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. The campaign also kicks off...

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Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children

Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children, a new report by The National Center for Children in Poverty, provides state policymakers with: highlights from research that links parenting to child outcomes; questions to guide decisions about programs that could address different...

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Policymakers Praise Davidson County Smart Start Program

On Thursday, former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt and Davidson County Representative Hugh Holliman visited Smart Start of Davidson County for a progress update about the School Readiness program. The program brings educators into children’s homes to help them...

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Eleven percent of infants living in poverty have a mother suffering from severe depression

This is one of the many conclusions of a new report by The Urban Institute, Infants of Depressed Mothers Living in Poverty: Opportunities to Identify and Serve. Key findings include: Eleven percent of infants living in poverty have a mother suffering from...

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Social-Emotional Skills for Young Children

This just in from Natural Resources: Guidelines and Videos on Social-Emotional Skills for Young Children The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) has several new resources available online, including: How Do I Decide? Series of Guidelines....

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Video on Importance of Early Literacy

Excellent video from The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center. It illustrates how early language and literacy development contributes to a child’s success throughout life. Window to the World: Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development

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