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U.S. Office of Head Start. n.d. Framework for programs serving infants and toddlers: How do infant/toddler programs support school readiness?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslcAvailable from the website.
This resource presents a framework to guide Head Start programs in developing and implementing supports for the healthy growth and development of expectant families, infants, and toddlers. It also provides an overview of the Head Start approach to school readiness. Topics include information on school readiness goals for infants and toddlers; providing a foundation for school readiness; and implementing high-quality programs for infants, toddlers, and families. Resources on school readiness for infants and toddlers are also included.
Keywords: Infants, Young children, Families, Head Start, School readiness, Community programs, Oral health
U.S. Office of Head Start. n.d. The Head Start child development and early learning framework: How do preschool programs support school readiness?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start.
This resource describes how the revised Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework aligns and builds from five domains of birth to five school readiness to identify critical areas of learning and development for children including dual language learners and children with special needs. A webcast provides an overview of the revisions; descriptions of the three new domains and their rationale; the relationship of the framework to program operations, planning, and quality improvement; and how the framework brings additional focus to school readiness for preschool children. Additional topics include school readiness goals and core strategies to promote school readiness. A video and transcript announcing the revised framework are also available.
Keywords: Infants, Young children, Families, Children with special health care needs, Head Start, School readiness, Language development, Community programs, Oral health
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2002. Where's the public health in early childhood development?. Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 5 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
This paper discusses the importance of early childhood development on children's outcomes, examines opportunities for state public health agencies to strengthen and expand their roles in early childhood development, and includes examples of how state public health agencies are involved in early childhood development. Section topics include what science and statistics tell us about investing in early childhood development, opportunities for state health agency involvement, and case studies from state initiatives in Kentucky, Ohio, and Vermont. References are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau].
Keywords: Early childhood development, Early intervention programs, School readiness, State initiatives, Case studies, Kentucky, Ohio, Vermont
Maryland Head Start Administrators. 2002. Maryland Head Start child development outcomes framework. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland State Department of Education, School Improvement in Maryland], 45 pp.
This document integrates the Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, and the Maryland Model for School Readiness Framework in a reference and resource document for loca l programs as they develop child outcomes that reflect the uniqueness of their own programs and individualization for children. Section topics include language development; literacy; mathematics and science; science and scientific skills, methods, and thought; creative arts; social and emotional development; approaches to learning; physical development; health and well being; curriculum and assessment, paths to positive child outcomes, and Head Start and Maryland State Department of Education child outcomes alignment. References, a glossary, and a map of Head Start in Maryland are also included.
Keywords: Head Start, Young children, Child development, Early childhood education, School readiness, State initiatives, Maryland
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2003. Strengthening Head Start: What the evidence shows. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 50 pp.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Telephone: (202) 619-0257Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775Website: http://www.hhs.govAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
Telephone: (202) 619-0257Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775Website: http://www.hhs.govAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
This paper reviews the Head Start program and describes the limited educational progress for children in Head Start and the problems resulting from a fragmented approach to early childhood programs and services. It also present evidence from early childhood research and documents state efforts that have successfully addressed these problems and explains the President's proposal for Head Start reauthorization. Section topics include a review of program shortfalls, the achievement gap faced by disadvantaged children, barriers to program improvement with fragmented service delivery, a review of research on elements of successful programs in improving children' school readiness, and conclusions. The appendix provides an overview of major federal and state spending for preschool and child care programs for 2003 and 2004. The paper concludes with endnotes and references.
Keywords: Head Start, School readiness, Young children, Preschool children, Early childhood education, Program evaluation, Research
Zigler E, Styfco SJ, eds. 2004. The Head Start debates. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing, 564 pp.
Brookes Publishing P.O. Box 10624 Baltimore, MD 21285-0624 Telephone: (800) 638-3775Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580Fax: (410) 337-8539E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.pbrookes.com$59.95, hardcover; $29.95, paperback; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-55766-754-3.
Telephone: (800) 638-3775Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580Fax: (410) 337-8539E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.pbrookes.com$59.95, hardcover; $29.95, paperback; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-55766-754-3.
This book describes the creation and early history of Head Start and the controversies surrounding the program. The first section focuses on the debate over the goals of Head Start, including topics on intelligence quotient versus social competence, long-term versus short-term effects, and poverty warriors versus child developmentalists. Section two debates whether the Head Start program works, discusses the impact on school readiness and success, health, and families, and elaborates on the need for better research. The third section debates the future of Head Start, addressing issues of quality, child care, universal access, timing of intervention, and administration, and describes models for the future.
Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Early child development, Early intervention programs, Young children, Federal programs, School readiness
Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2004. Early childhood health assessment record. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2 pp.
Connecticut Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06134-0308 Telephone: (860) 509-8000E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.ct.gov/dphAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (860) 509-8000E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.ct.gov/dphAvailable from the website.
This health assessment record was created in 2001 and revised in 2004 in an effort to establish a single template for collecting health data and communicating health standards and health status for children before they start school. The record includes two parts, one to be completed by parents and one to be completed by a health professional. The record provides a consistent format for primary care health professionals and program administrators who must complete the form and gather data on children's health and a consistent set of expectations for early child care professionals.
Keywords: Forms, Data collection, Health status, Young children, School readiness, Health supervision
Colorado School Readiness Indicators Task Force. 2004. Colorado's school readiness indicators: Making progress for young children. Denver, CO: Colorado Children's Campaign and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 82 pp.
Colorado Children's Campaign 1580 Lincoln Street, Suite 420 Denver, CO 80203 Telephone: (303) 839-1580Fax: (303) 839-1354E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.coloradokids.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (303) 839-1580Fax: (303) 839-1354E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.coloradokids.orgAvailable from the website.
This report documents Colorado's school readiness indicators and includes two performance measures developed by the Colorado Oral Health Program to assess the impact of integrated oral health systems for inclusion in the state oral health plan and the MCH Block grant application. Information on the project background, purpose and scope, data-gathering methodology, and availability of data are included in the introduction. The report presents a summary of findings pertaining to school readiness in Colorado and describes readiness in four domains: child, family, school, and community. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Child health, School readiness, Child development, Learning, Developmental stages, Emotional development, State programs, Colorado, Young children, Parents, Families
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2005. Head Start: Further development could allow results of new test to be used for decision making. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 53 pp.
U.S. Government Accountability Office 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20548 Telephone: (202) 512-3000Secondary Telephone: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.gao.govAvailable from the website. Document Number: GAO-05-343.
Telephone: (202) 512-3000Secondary Telephone: E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.gao.govAvailable from the website. Document Number: GAO-05-343.
This report to Congressional requesters examines what information the Head Start National Reporting System (NRS), the first nationwide skills test of over 400,000 4- and 5-year-old children, is designed to provide; how the Head Start Bureau has responded to concerns raised by grantees and experts during the first year of implementation; and whether the NRS provides the Head Start Bureau with quality information on the effectiveness of the Head Start program in helping children learn. Contents include a review of the results; conclusions; recommendations for executive action; agency comments and evaluation; a review of the objectives, scope, and methodology; and the survey instrument. Tables and figures throughout the report provide examples; samples; program descriptions and components; a list of Head Start grantees, delegate agencies, and centers; and a timeline.
Keywords: Head Start, Young children, Learning, School readiness, Program evaluation, Surveys, Questionnaires, Federal programs
National Oral Health Policy Center and National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy. 2005. Oral health and school readiness: Healthy development and early learning. Los Angeles, CA: National Oral Health Policy Center and National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy, 1 v, 1 CD-ROM.
This folder contains materials for participants attending an oral health conference held on September 19-20, 2005, in Washington, DC. Topics include (1) oral health and its impact on young children's overall health and development and (2) young children's readiness for school and other learning environments. Folder contents include a white paper on healthy development and early learning; printed PowerPoint slides of presentations on school readiness, understanding oral health in young children, and challenges and opportunities in framing children's oral health; and resources on school readiness and early learning, oral health, health and development, and framing the issues. A CD-ROM is included that provides electronic access to articles, slides, and other resources. Also included is a summer 2005 Building Bridges newsletter focusing on school readiness. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Oral health, School readiness, Child health, Child development, Learning, CD-ROMs, Audiovisual materials, Conferences
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