This document discusses The Strong Start for America’s Children Act which builds on the framework put forward by President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union Address and reflects Chairman Tom Harkin’s longstanding commitment to ensuring that learning begins at birth.
This guidance document on the inclusion of young children with disabilities in early childhood programs: Sets an expectation for high-quality inclusion in early childhood programs; Highlights the legal and research foundations supporting inclusion; and Provides recommendations to States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and early childhood programs for increasing inclusive early learning opportunities for all children.
Sections 14005, 14006 and 14013 of Division A of Title XIV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, showing amendments made by §1832(b) of Division B of P.L. 112- 10 (H.R. 1473), the "Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011", April 15, 2011; 125 Stat. 163
This document summarizes the Federal policy recommendations released in December 2014, and provides an update (from the original Federal expulsion and suspension prevention resource guide released in April 2016) on the innovative policies and workforce supports adopted by States and local leaders around the country who are leading the way by proactively addressing expulsion and suspension in early childhood settings. Though no State or community highlighted here considers its work finished, they are taking important steps forward to address the issue and have a series of planned next steps they intend to pursue. Their innovative ideas and valuable lessons learned can support and guide localities similarly alarmed by- and committed to addressing- this issue.
This guidance document provides recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Education (ED) on ways in which early childhood and housing providers at the local and, in some cases, State levels can collaborate to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments for pregnant women and families with young children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intended audience for this policy statement includes State and local early childhood, housing, and homeless providers, as well as policymakers who work in this space. The recommendations in this policy statement focus on better meeting the needs of these highly vulnerable families through stronger partnerships between early care, learning, health, and development settings and Continuums of Care (CoCs),1 housing programs, and emergency shelter providers.
The purpose of this guidance document is to support states and early childhood programs by providing recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for developing and implementing career pathways to support the professional learning and practice of early childhood educators and program directors.
The purpose of this guidance document is to support states and early childhood programs by providing recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for developing and implementing career pathways to support the professional learning, practice, and compensation of early childhood educators and program directors.