ERIC Number: ED417025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska's Children, 1997.
Douglas, Dorothy, Ed.
Alaska's Children, Spr-Win 1997
These four issues of the "Alaska's Children" provide information on the activities of the Alaska Head Start State Collaboration Project and other Head Start activities. Legal and policy changes affecting the education of young children in Alaska are also discussed. The Spring 1997 issue includes articles on brain development and the "I Am Your Child" public engagement campaign. The Summer 1997 issue focuses on providing continuity and effective learning environment during the transitions in the lives of young children. The Fall 1997 issue focuses on children who lack health insurance and their outcomes, reasons for the loss of health insurance coverage for children and families, and options for Alaska, including participation in the federal Child Health Insurance Assistance Program. This issue also describes the Quilt Project, in which child and adult volunteers create quilts for families of newborns in Sitka. The Winter 1997 issue contains articles on suggested systems changes related to juvenile crime; community planning for the delivery of integrated education, health, and social services; and quality early care and education. An additional article examines the impact of poverty on Alaska Head Start families and how Head Start helps families combat the multiple problems of poverty. Regular features in each issue include a calendar of events; "Children's Cabinet News," containing updates on government- and privately-funded programs; a status report providing statistical information regarding child care and other issues influencing young children; and a summary of the activities of the Collaboration Project and of Head Start. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, Change Strategies, Child Health, Community Services, Crime, Delinquency, Early Childhood Education, Family Needs, Family School Relationship, Health Insurance, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Preschool Children, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Volunteers, Well Being, Young Children
Alaska Head Start State Collaboration Project, Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs, P.O. Box 112100, Juneau, AK 99811-2100.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska