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Early Care and Education

Family Connections Materials

These online resources, developed at Children's Hospital, Boston, provide early care and education staff with information, learning opportunities, and a description of the crucial ways that program

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

SAMHSA's Building Blocks for a Healthy Future is a Web site that provides tips, materials, and ideas for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children aged 3 to 6 for spending time with their child

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.

Strengthening Early Childhood Involvement and Programs

SSHS Project Directors' Consortia Conference
August 3, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Home-School Differences: What It Means for Kindergarten Readiness


The National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education has published this new short brief, which summarizes findings from a study that looked at how differences between home and school envir

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems for Early Care and Education

Child Trends

A number of states are developing Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to assess and improve the quality of early care and education programs for children ages birth to five and older.

Early Childhood: Sharing Strategies that Work

Project Director Consortia March 2010
March 16, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

This interactive session showcases best practices in promoting positive mental health in children birth through age eight and possibly preventing the need for interventions later in life.

Using Medicaid to Support Young Children's Healthy Mental Development

The Commonwealth Fund

This report examines both why and how state Medicaid programs can support children's healthy mental development and includes a discussion of how states can use Medicaid to better support young chil