The Final Part C Regulations governing the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities were published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2011. These regulations are effective on October 28, 2011.
A 20 minute video from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) highlighting major changes to the regulations is also available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4dwwRIumSA
For additional information about the new Part C regulations and upcoming training opportunities, go to the IDEA Part C Web site at http://idea.ed.gov/part-c/search/new
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has published a new working paper, entitled Does Head Start Do Any Lasting Good? (September 2011), by Chloe Gibbs, Jens Ludwig, and Douglas L. Miller. The authors find that uncertainty remains in our understanding of what Head Start accomplishes and what might result from various proposed changes to the program. The paper is available online at http://papers.nber.org/papers/w17452
The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) has released two new CELLpops for practitioners and parents. CELLpops are interactive web versions of CELL mini-posters that parents or practitioners can use to promote children's early literacy learning. On a Field Trip can be used by practitioners to provide preschoolers with easy and fun ways to incorporate early literacy learning into field trip activities. Music and Movement shows parents of toddlers how using songs and music as part of everyday activities can promote early literacy learning. They are available at http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/ta_cell_pop1.php
CELL is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Research to Practice Division and is a major initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute.