This webinar was on early childhood data systems and the relationship between birth to five policy agendas and early elementary reform efforts. Charles Bruner, Research and Evaluation Director for the BUILD Initiative, presented his analysis of the state of the field in developing birth-to-eight data systems to inform policy, and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice-President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation presented an overview of the national work on third-grade reading, its relationship to systems-building efforts and the critical role that information systems can play in fostering linkages.
This monograph provides information on how advocates might work to build a broader set of allies to promote an early childhood agenda to improve school readiness. It stresses the importance of recognizing the cultures, or cognitive frames, of groups of allies and crafting outreach messages accordingly. Recommendations for advocacy groups is included.
This powerpoint presentation was part of a webinar on early childhood data systems and the relationship between birth to five policy agendas and early elementary reform efforts. Ralph Smith, Annie E. Casey Foundation, discussed the goals and progress of The Campaign for Grade Level Reading.
Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increase the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. The Collaboration Framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations, or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration. Specifically, the Framework assists people, groups and organizations to achieve clearly defined outcomes. Drawing from a diversity of people and opinions, the Framework is based on a Core Foundation of shared vision, mission, principles and values.
Families who spend time outside together with their children in natural environments can increase their physical activity, connect family members with one another, and connect children with nature. This webinar focuses on a new toolkit, At Your Doorstep, developed by educators at North Carolina State University, aimed at increasing opportunities for parents and children to spend more time together outdoors.
This resource provides a summary of an interactive telephone training designed to help participants learn more about the resources we have posted about helping your communities cope with the war in Iraq. Topics include: Talking with Children about War and Terrorism, Classroom Resources, Stress and Coping, Protecting children from Traumatic Media Exposure,Patriotism, Related Organizations and Links and Resources for Military Families.
This website describes the mission of the Kettering Foundation, which seeks to find resources to make democracy function better. It also describes the publications and programs available through the foundation on topics that include public choice, government, community, and public schools.
A website that offers research-based information on building healthy communities. The information is broken down into several topics, including building safe neighborhoods, living wage jobs, viable economics, healthy families and children, and collaborative leadership.
The Leadership Learning Community is a national nonprofit organization with expertise in identifying, evaluating and applying cutting-edge ideas and promising practices in the leadership development field. Through partnership with a network of hundreds of experienced funders, consultants and leadership development programs, the Leadership Learning Community promotes the innovation and collaboration needed to make leadership more effective.
This resource brief describes some of the issues and opportunities states face in building early childhood data systems for a multi-ethnic society. As states are developing early childhood systems, they also are developing data systems that provide information about young children and their families and the public services that are provided to them.