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Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners provides national and state news for members.

2012 GOVERNOR'S EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY REPORT - Building Blocks for Wisconsin’s Future: The Foundation for an Early Childhood System. This report was developed jointly by the Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Public Instruction.

TACKLING TOXIC STRESS - May 30, 2013
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently launched a new multi-part series of journalistic articles for the web entitled, Tackling Toxic Stress. The series examines how policymakers, researchers, and practitioners are re-thinking services for children and families based on the science of early childhood development and of the consequences of adverse early experiences and toxic stress. The first two stories in the series describe how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made early brain and child development a strategic priority and is working to help its 60,000 physician members consider children's risks for toxic stress when doing routine pediatric checkups.

PROMISING PRACTICES FOR USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE EARLY LITERACY
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the New America Foundation, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center have published a report that looks at a variety of technology-based products and technology-assisted programs designed to improve the early literacy skills of children from birth through age 8. The report provides information about what is currently available to parents, educators and children, as well as what may be missing in current uses of technology by children.

Download the December 2012 report (pdf): Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators

Download the PowerPoint slides from the webinar (pdf) - Dec 2012

To view a recording of a webinar of the findings from this report, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5724837434785960704 (You will need to register to view the webinar.)

THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Ready Nation, in collaboration with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers tools to help non-scientists understand brain development. Available tools include a power point presentation, videos with talking points and briefs. Follow this link: http://www.readynation.org/BrainScience

INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Published by the Center for American Progress, this report includes recommendations to boost program outcomes and efficiency.
Click here to access the full report (pdf)
Click here to access the introduction & summary (pdf)

NAEYC & THE FRED ROGERS CENTER RELEASE

NEW POSITION STATEMENT ON TECHNOLOGY & INTERACTIVE MEDIA
On March 6, 2012 NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College released a new position statement that provides important new guidance to early childhood programs on the effective use of media and technology.
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TALKING TO YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT TRAGIC EVENTS
DPI Resources for Safe & Respectful Schools has resources for schools, educators and parents.

Little Listeners in an Uncertain World: Coping strategies for you and your young child after traumatic events

Advice from the National Association of School Psychologists, "A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope."

Safe Start Center Offers Downloadable Resources on Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence and their Families. The Safe Start Center's Trauma Informed Care Tip Sheets offer information about warning signs, potential effects, suggestions and resources for care givers of children exposed to violence.