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Council Development Self-Assessment Tool

The Project LAUNCH Technical Assistance Team has developed this tool to stimulate grantee thinking about Young Child Wellness (YCW) Council Development activities. It is not intended as a step-by-step guide or an all-inclusive list, but rather as a helpful tool to identify and assess council development project activities.


Supervising Staff and Managing Contracts: Challenges and Successes

SS/HS Project Directors' Consortia March 2011
March 18, 2011 - 9:15am - 10:30am

Join us for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students LIVE morning talk show, featuring guests Cynthia Smith, Project Director of a multidistrict 2008 site from Mount Vernon, IN, and Sandy Crawford, Projec


Getting Started: 10 Fundamentals of Coordinated State Early Care and Education Data Systems

This brochure highlights the importance of coordinated and longitudinal data systems and what states can do to start building them to inform continuous improvement in early care and education.

Creating a Comprehensive State Early Childhood Advisory Council

NGA Center for Best Practices

This brief contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that answer common questions about creating a new state early childhood advisory council (ECAC) or designating an existing entity to

Promoting Social, Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes of Young Children Served Under IDEA

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This two-page brief discusses the necessity of social, emotional and behavioral outcomes in early childhood education.


State-based Project LAUNCH grantees are required to establish young child wellness councils at both the state and local levels. Both tribal and community grantees form similar councils.