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Monthly digest of tools for SC's Early Childhood Leaders
News & Tools from Around the Country 
Thrive by Five
January 23, 2013
With research proving that early identification helps parents begin interventions earlier (increasing the chances for progress), the findings of a new study may hold potential to improve early intervention. 

The Atlanta Journal - Constitution 

January 17, 2013


A first-of-its kind study of Georgia pre-kindergarten program is nearly complete. Early reports indicate that children who went through the program fared better than their national peers in almost every category - including language and mathematics.   

Education Week 

January 16, 2013


A summary of two Washington based think tanks' differing opinions on whether the federal government should be involved in funding early childhood programs around the country. 

The Washington Post
January 9, 2013 
The Institute of Medicine presents a graph showing how the U.S. infant mortality rate compares to other countries around the world.

Early Language Skills Linked with Later Self-Control

A blog of Strategies for Children, Inc.

January 9, 2013 


A new study reports that toddlers with strong language skills demonstrate more self control once they are preschool-age. 

News Medical 

January 8, 2013 


In response to one of the nation's health goals to increase by 80 percent the proportion of children aged 19 to 35 months who receive all recommended vaccines, American Journal of Public Health released a study showing that timely reminders by state or local health departments are effective in increasing immunizations.

Social-Emotional Needs Entwined with Students' Learning, Security

Education Weekly   


Education Weekly shares an article with links to many important studies regarding the importance of academically challenging yet supportive environments for child development.       


Using AT To Promote Literacy in Infants and Toddlers 

Monthly Newsletter  

December 2012


Assistive Technology (AT) is a great resource, especially when used with literacy-promoting activities, to help children with special needs develop skills in reading, writing and communicating with others. 
January 2013
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