Tag Archives: early childhood

Refugee Portal: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS)

Refugee Portal: Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services: BRYCS created this portal to ensure that refugees have easy access to multilingual resources. The languages include: Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Somali and Spanish. Refugees may click on their language for resources on the topics of family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children’s books, and health/mental health. English versions of the materials are also available. Link to Portal

Home Visiting Legislation in the States (2009-2012).

2012, National Conference of State Legislatures: Includes a Michigan legislative bill.

HB 5572; 2012: Pending: Requires the Departments of Community Health, Human Services and Education to collaborate and ensure that funds are used to fund programs meeting evidence-based or promising practice standards and programs using home visiting as voluntary, primary method of service delivery for families with children ages 0-5 and pregnant women. Excludes IDEA/early intervention services and services that provide only one-time visitation. Requires state agencies to collaborate on data collection and sharing protocols. Link to pdf Description

Developmental Screening in Children: Web Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics: Bright Futures
Bright Futures provides recommendations for preventive pediatric healthcare.

Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH): The CHAMACOS Study
Parent education on preventing environmental exposures to toxic substances is available in the “health professionals” section.

National Head Start Association
Head Start provides a range of comprehensive education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and family support services to serve primarily at-risk children and their families.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
NECTAC provides contact information for state Part C coordinators and other early childhood resources.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY provides information on disabilities, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with medical providers to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.