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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health and Development are the Foundations of Learning
North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
Learning is a social process. From the first days of life, young children learn through socially interacting with the adults in their lives. Throughout infancy and early childhood, young children are sensitive to and read social cues from trusted caregivers. They use those cues to guide what they should learn and what they should do; what they should attend to and what they should ignore; what is safe and what they should be afraid of. This early social awareness enables the earliest learning.
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Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
The Impact of Trauma on Growth and Development
Presented by Barbara Sorrels Ed. D., Executive Director, The Institute for Childhood Education



How California's workforce is changing and why state policy has to change with it
California Budget & Policy Center
A new Budget Center "chartbook" looks at how California's workforce has changed over the past few decades and discusses how state policies must now meet the challenges posed by this transformation.

How California's Workforce Is Changing and Why State Policy Has to Change With It shows that California's workers are more diverse than ever before, that women are playing a much larger role in the workforce than a generation ago, and that the state's workforce is better educated than in prior years, with the share of California workers with at least a bachelor’s degree having grown since 1979.

Yet at the same time, the chartbook shows, workers of color face substantial challenges in the labor market, a lack of affordable child care makes it hard for families to balance the needs of work and home, and years of disinvestment in California's four-year colleges and universities have limited access to higher education. Further, this analysis shows that a growing share of workers in California earn low wages.

Along with highlighting major trends in California's workforce — and the issues and opportunities they present — this chartbook discusses various ways that state policymakers could help broaden economic opportunity and financial security in California.

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Grant Seeking for Early Care and Education Organizations: Where to Find Funding for Your Non-Profit Program

Presented by: Kiersten Marek
Date: Oct. 14
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE

Engaging Families of Children with Disabilities: Systematically Planning to Create Positive Experiences and Meet Expectations

Presented by: Amanda Schwartz
Date: Nov. 4
Time: 2:00 Eastern Time
Cost: FREE

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Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (KELC Community)
Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: What to Do When Nothing Else Works
Presented by William J. DeMeo, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist, Mayerson Academy

Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
The Impact of Trauma on Growth and Development
Presented by Barbara Sorrels Ed. D., Executive Director, The Institute for Childhood Education

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (KELC Community)
Boys, boys, boys! Why they’re falling behind and what to do about it
Presented by Ruth Hanford Morhard, President, Ruth Reid & Company Consultants in Early Childhood

Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
Supporting Motor Development for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Presented by Dr. Steve Sanders, Assistant Chair, College of Education's Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (KELC Community)
Sensory Integration: Recognizing and Responding to Young Children with Sensory Issues
Presented by Christy Isbell, PhD OTR/L, Milligan College, TN

Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
Setting the Stage for Reading with Babies and Toddlers
Presented by Amy Read, M.A., Program Manager for Early Literacy Outreach



 Industry News


Using humor to help toddlers learn
Taylor & Francis via Science Daily
We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new study in the journal Cognition and Emotion. Building on the knowledge that making older children laugh can enhance many aspects of cognition, Rana Esseily and her colleagues designed an experiment to see whether using humor could also have an effect on the ability of infants to learn.
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Buried treasure: Discovering gold in the NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook
Preschool Matters ... Today
Similar to birds migrating north every year, a wealth of information on early education flies annually into the National Institute for Early Education Research, as specialists from state education agencies provide data for the Annual State of Preschool Yearbook. Entering its 13th year, the Yearbook reports valuable information on access to, quality of, and resources for state pre-K programs, allowing administrators and policymakers to keep pace with current developments and trends over time. The Yearbook has served as a useful, perhaps indispensable, resource as state-supported pre-K has expanded over the decade, rightfully cited as the "go to" resource on state policies and practices. Still, a wealth of information within the Yearbook remains untapped.
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Child care increasingly expensive, popular, part of economy
Education Week
Nearly half of American households with an employed mother and a child under 5 reported using a paid child-care provider, according to a report on the economics of child care by the non-partisan public policy research organization, Committee for Economic Development. Given that it is such an often-used service, the Committee for Economic Development report concludes, paid child care is a key part of allowing parents, especially mothers, to participate in the labor force. Service-providing industries with similar revenue were women's clothing, waste collection and home-furnishing stores, according to the report.
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10 secrets for a happy start to preschool or kindergarten
Psychology Today
Ideas from Dona Matthews, PhD, and Joanne Foster, EdD, for parents who want to help make the transition to school go as well as possible for their young child: Nurturing. Your child will need more snuggles and reassurance than usual, especially in the first few weeks of any transition time. Providing hugs and attention as needed is a great investment in things going well.
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3 classroom tools to measure student learning
Edutopia (commentary)
Bethany Petty, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "Formative assessment is vital to teachers in any classroom environment. Teachers have been formatively assessing students for years, because we must know what our students know in order to help them understand what they do not know. Do you know what I mean?! Fortunately, many classrooms are charging into the 21st century with technology initiatives. Whether your technology program has created a 1:1 environment, a BYOD system, or you have access to only a few devices in your classroom, these three tech tools will help you engage your students while simultaneously gauging their understanding of concepts."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Back to school: Who is caring for your young children? (Preschool Matters ... Today)
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Creating safe, strength-based classrooms (Edutopia)
Fostering creativity in movement and music learning centers (Earlychildhood News)
Helping toddlers understand emotion key to development (Michigan State University via Science Daily)

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Different approaches to teaching: Comparing three preschool programs
Earlychildhood News
As early childhood educators, we all have our own philosophies and approaches to education. Our approach to teaching is created from a multitude of resources and probably includes knowledge from early childhood theorists, an understanding of child development and our experiences with children in different learning environments. Whether you are a new teacher about to embark on an early childhood career or a well-seasoned professional, it is helpful to know what other educators are doing in different types of programs.
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Early intervention key to combating illiteracy
EdCentral
International Literacy Day! While this is a great opportunity to reread one of your favorite classic books, it's also a chance to reflect on the sobering reality that, according to the Department of Education, 30 million American adults can't take part in that simple pleasure because they are unable to read well. That's one out of every seven adults in this country. And the news doesn’t get much better when we examine the reading skills of current U.S. students. According to a 2014 report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders are not proficient in reading as measured by the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress data.
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Poor motor skills in 2-year-olds could indicate slow development in mathematical proficiency
The University of Stavanger via Science Daily
A Norwegian study shows that 2-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra help. Children relate to mathematics from birth. A newborn uses shape recognition to distinguish its mother's face from that of stranger, a 1-year-old encounters classification by noticing that animals that make different sounds are called different things, a 2-year-old explores shapes and sizes when playing with blocks, and the ability to think logically is necessary for knowing what clothes to put on when it is raining.
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