August 17, 2007
In this Issue

  1. First Quarter 2007 OSEP Policy Documents on the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth with Disabilities
    Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 17, 2007
  2. Public Forum on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children - Podcast and Presentations
    Source: National Research Council - August 15, 2007
  3. New Pre-K Now Policy Brief on Military Families with Preschool-Aged Children
    Source: Pre-K Now - Retrieved August 17, 2007
  4. Early Childhood Research & Practice - Articles on Early Learning Standards
    Source: Early Childhood Research & Practice - Retrieved August 15, 2007
  1. First Quarter 2007 OSEP Policy Documents on the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth with Disabilities
    Source: U.S. Department of Education - August 17, 2007

    Letters from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) received by individuals during the 1st quarter of 2007, which describe interpretations of IDEA and its implementing regulations are now available online at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/letters/2007-1/index.html

    For links to letters of clarification that address early childhood provisions of the IDEA (Part C and Section 619) go to http://www.nectac.org/idea/clarfctnltrs.asp

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  2. Public Forum on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children - Podcast and Presentations
    Source: National Research Council - August 15, 2007

    Presentations and podcasts from the Public Forum on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children, which was held on July 6-7, 2007 at the National Academy of Sciences, are now available online at http://www.bocyf.org/head_start_meeting2_presentations.html

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  3. New Pre-K Now Policy Brief on Military Families with Preschool-Aged Children
    Source: Pre-K Now - Retrieved August 17, 2007

    Pre-K for Military Families: Honoring Service, Educating Children - This recently published policy brief from Pre-K Now looks at the challenges faced by military families with preschool-aged children and discusses how states can support the early education needs of these children. Five policy solutions for states to consider are presented. The brief is available online at http://www.preknow.org/documents/Pre-KforMilitaryFamilies_Jul2007.pdf

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  4. Early Childhood Research & Practice - Articles on Early Learning Standards
    Source: Early Childhood Research & Practice - Retrieved August 15, 2007

    The latest issue of Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP) features the following two articles related to early learning standards:

    • Early Learning Standards: Results from a National Survey to Document Trends in State-Level Policies and Practices (2007), by Catherine Scott-Little, Jim Lesko, Jana Martella, & Penny Milburn - http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v9n1/little.html
    • It's More Than Content: Expanding the Conception of Early Learning Standards (2007), by Christopher P. Brown - http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v9n1/brown.html
    All articles in this journal are available in both English and Spanish.

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