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Ullrich, Rebecca; Cole, Patricia; Gebhard, Barbara; Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Because the earliest years of life are a period of incredible growth, they present an opportunity to shape strong and positive development. Good health, secure and stable families, and positive early learning environments are necessary to foster children's physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development during this significant period. Yet…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Policy, Infants, Toddlers
ZERO TO THREE, 2009
Throughout 2009, ZERO TO THREE worked to keep individuals informed of important and innovative policy developments happening throughout the country. This past year included many historic ups and downs--new and energetic faces arrived in the White House, Congress, and state governments ready to move this nation forward, and this nation entered an…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Economic Climate, Early Childhood Education
Cochran, Moncrieff – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This book presents a review and synthesis of the early care and education system in the United States -- a system that now faces increasing enrollment, an underpaid workforce, and limited budgets. A substantial number of trained early care and education professionals are projected to leave the field over the next 10 years due to noncompetitive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Baby Boomers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Winton, Pamela J., Ed; McCollum, Jeanette A., Ed.; Catlett, Camille, Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
The key to improving the early education of all young children, including those with special needs, is the effective preparation and development of the professionals who work with them. "Practical Approaches to Early Childhood Professional Development" is a comprehensive planning resource for college faculty and consultants engaged in preservice …
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Adult Learning
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the first six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Counties, Early Intervention, Infants
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the final six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Buysse, Virginia, Ed.; Wesley, Patricia W., Ed. – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
Evidence-based practice is a decision-making process that integrates the best available scientific research evidence with family and professional wisdom and values. The editors argue that it has the potential to transform the services provided to children and families because it incorporates the "different ways of knowing" that characterize early…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Young Children, Special Education