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

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

For links to letters of clarification that address early childhood provisions of the IDEA (Part C and Section 619) go to

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

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

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 -
  • It's More Than Content: Expanding the Conception of Early Learning Standards (2007), by Christopher P. Brown -
All articles in this journal are available in both English and Spanish.