CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start-2014 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start-2014 Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/better-for-babies-a-study-of-state-infant-and-toddler-child-care-policies Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/better-for-babies-a-study-of-state-infant-and-toddler-child-care-policies Promote Family Engagement http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/promote-family-engagement Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:24:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/promote-family-engagement Investing In Young Children Factsheet http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/investing-in-young-chiildren-factsheet Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/investing-in-young-chiildren-factsheet Home Away From Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visiting Partnerships with Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/home-away-from-home-a-toolkit-for-planning-home-visiting-partnerships-with-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/home-away-from-home-a-toolkit-for-planning-home-visiting-partnerships-with-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/charting-progress-for-babies-in-child-care Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/charting-progress-for-babies-in-child-care CLASP Comments on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships Early Head Start Participants, Programs, Families and Staff in 2011 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/early-head-start-participants-programs-families-and-staff-in-2011 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/early-head-start-participants-programs-families-and-staff-in-2011 Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/expanding-access-to-early-head-start-state-initiatives-for-infants-and-toddlers-at-risk Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/expanding-access-to-early-head-start-state-initiatives-for-infants-and-toddlers-at-risk Putting it Together: A Guide to Financing Comprehensive Services in Child Care and Early Education http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/putting-it-together-a-guide-to-financing-comprehensive-services-in-child-care-and-early-education Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/putting-it-together-a-guide-to-financing-comprehensive-services-in-child-care-and-early-education A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Early Childhood Agenda http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda Arkansas: Developmental Screening Partnership http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/arkansas-developmental-screening-partnership Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/arkansas-developmental-screening-partnership Children develop along a continuum, with milestones reached at ages that vary within an accepted timeframe. Development that does not happen within the expected timeframe can raise concerns about developmental disorders, health conditions, or other factors contributing negatively to the child's development. Child care providers are often early witnesses to the signs of developmental problems with the children in their care, but they may not have the capacity or training to identify a problem, discuss concerns with families, and guide families in seeking related services.

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Expanding Monitoring and Technical Assistance in Infant/Toddler Child Care Settings http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/expanding-monitoring-and-technical-assistance-in-infanttoddler-child-care-settings Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/expanding-monitoring-and-technical-assistance-in-infanttoddler-child-care-settings To protect and promote the growth and development of very young children, providers and caregivers need to demonstrate constant vigilance over signs of potential harm and maintain clean, nurturing spaces. All babies and toddlers in child care need healthy and safe environments in which to explore and learn. To support this goal, CLASP recommends that states conduct routine monitoring of infant and toddler child care in centers and family child care settings at least twice a year, provide technical assistance to help providers with licensing compliance, and use information on provider compliance to inform parents and ensure ongoing improvements in monitoring systems and child care quality.

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What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start Financing a Birth to Five Program: The Appleton Area School District Model http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/financing-a-birth-to-five-program-the-appleton-area-school-district-model Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/financing-a-birth-to-five-program-the-appleton-area-school-district-model Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB) funds long have been used to provide preschool services for at-risk children. This paper focuses on the Appleton Area School District (AASD) in Appleton, Wisconsin and their efforts to use Title I funds to finance a comprehensive birth-five program.

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Building Comprehensive State Systems for Vulnerable Babies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/building-comprehensive-state-systems-for-vulnerable-babies Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/building-comprehensive-state-systems-for-vulnerable-babies A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Infant/Toddler Care Agenda http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-infanttoddler-care-agenda Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-infanttoddler-care-agenda A Tool to Examine State Child Care Subsidy Policies and Promote Stable, Quality Care for Low-Income Babies and Toddlers http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-to-examine-state-child-care-subsidy-policies-and-promote-stable-quality-care-for-low-income-babies-and-toddlers Mon, 02 Nov 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/a-tool-to-examine-state-child-care-subsidy-policies-and-promote-stable-quality-care-for-low-income-babies-and-toddlers Babies and Toddlers in Child Care: State Policy and Practice for Healthy Development http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/babies-and-toddlers-in-child-care-state-policy-and-practice-for-healthy-development Thu, 07 May 2009 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/babies-and-toddlers-in-child-care-state-policy-and-practice-for-healthy-development Ensuring Quality Care for Low-Income Babies: Contracting Directly with Providers to Expand and Improve Infant and Toddler Care http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/ensuring-quality-care-for-low-income-babies-contracting-directly-with-providers-to-expand-and-improve-infant-and-toddler-care Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/infants-and-toddlers/highlights/ensuring-quality-care-for-low-income-babies-contracting-directly-with-providers-to-expand-and-improve-infant-and-toddler-care