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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health
Center on the Developing Child: Harvard Institute

This two-page summary-part of the InBrief series - explains why many costly problems for society, ranging from the failure to complete high school to incarceration to homelessness, could be dramatically reduced if attention were paid to improving children's environments, relationships, and experiences early in life.  

Early Ed plan draws big praise
February 19, 2013 

Florence School District 1's new plan to improve early childhood education is receiving praise from around the district and the state. The core of the plan includes programs for children from birth until they enter kindergarten. 
Child Poverty Rates are Especially High in Small Cities
The Atlantic Cities
February 8, 2013

A study shows children who are poor for half their childhoods are 90 percent more likely to reach age 20 without completing high school and four times more likely to have a child as a teen, compared with children who are never poor. This is just one piece of evidence showing that we need to be more concerned about today's children in poverty.


Solving Social Ills Through Early Childhood Home Visiting
The Pew Charitable Trusts
January 23, 2013

The Pew Home Visiting Campaign presents 12 studies highlighting gains in education, health and future livelihoods at less cost to taxpayers through home visiting.

Early Childhood Education as an Essential Component of Economic Development
Political Economy Research Institute
January 2013

This Political Economy Research Institute's report argues that it is highly desirable and valuable to society for state governments to support universal early childhood education. In doing so, governments will be putting in place an essential component of economic development, a component that will provide both a long-run foundation for their states' economic development and an immediate boost to their states' economic progress.


Zero to Three

The facts about infants and toddlers in the United States tell us an important story of what it's like to be a very young child in this country and how we can change the future life-course for the many children who aren't getting off to the best start

The Pew Charitable Trusts 
February 14, 2013 

The Pew Charitable Trusts responds to President Obama's details of the early childhood agenda outlined in his State of the Union Address.

Fox News 
February 18, 2013

President Obama's plan to provide free, high-quality preschool across the country is getting a mixed response, garnering broad support for helping poor children but raising questions about expanding entitlements and the success of similar programs.

February 20, 2013

The plan for early childhood programs in the U.S., presented in the fact sheet released by the White House, is analyzed and discussed.

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Head Start Association (NHSA) 
Released February 8, 2013 

A joint paper hoping to define early childhood response-to-intervention frameworks and to promote a broader understanding and discussion of the topic.
February/March 2013
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