- New Four-Part Report Series on Implementing Effective Social Emotional Learning Programs
Released in February 2017 by the Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL), this four-part report series summarizes what is currently known about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for students ages 3-8 and identifies effective SEL program characteristics. In the reports, you can find information about federal, state and district policies that support the implementation of SEL programs, teacher and classroom strategies that contribute to SEL, and how SEL outcomes can vary by student population.
- New brief on privacy concerns related to technology in EC programs
The Use of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice: Protecting Child, Parent, and Practitioner Privacy, released in January 2017 by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, addresses privacy & security considerations related to software, apps, and web-based tools that early childhood practitioners may access as part of their work with children & families. The brief also includes discussions of strategies programs can use to protect individual’s privacy, tips on what content to include in written agreements related to technology use, extra steps necessary when accepting licenses for consumer apps, and more.
- Check out our Fresh DaSies!
It may be the middle of winter, but we still have fresh DaSies for you! Visit our Fresh DaSy Resources page to see the latest publications and resources to help support the development and enhancement of high-quality early childhood data systems.
- New! Child Outcomes Summary-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Online Practice
The COS-TC Quality Practice Checklist and Descriptions: Online Practice contains an online checklist of quality practices, a detailed description of each practice, and examples of the quality practices in action. You can apply your knowledge by watching video clips of COS team meetings with families and rate team practices using the COS-TC checklist.
- Joint Statement on Collaboration & Coordination of MIECHV & IDEA Part C Programs
On January 19, 2017, The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a joint statement providing recommendations to states, territories, and tribal entities on how to identify and enhance opportunities for collaboration and coordination between MIECHV and IDEA Part C Programs. The statement includes an overview of both programs, current opportunities for collaboration between the programs to develop a comprehensive system of care, examples of effective collaboration in several states, and eight recommendations for states to follow.
- OSEP guidance on reporting preschool educational environments
New guidance from the Department of Education on inclusive early childhood programs includes key statutory and regulatory requirements, preschool placement options, and guidance about use of IDEA Part B funds. For data data collection purposes, the guidance also includes the Department’s definition of a Regular Early Childhood Program (see pages 5-6).