Good Start, Grow Smart. Inter-American Symposium Understanding the State of the Art in Early Childhood Education and Care: The First Three Years of Life Organization of American States Washington, DC May 2007. Good Start, Grow Smart Programs Research Resources. Presentation.
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Understanding the State of the Art in Early Childhood Education and Care: The First Three Years of Life
Organization of American States
Social and emotional development
Approaches to learning
Cognition and general knowledgeSchool ReadinessMulti-Dimensional and Dimensions Interact
* President’s early childhood initiative introduced April 2002
* Companion to No Child Left Behind
* Improve early childhood programs to better prepare children to succeed in school
“The ages between birth and age 5 are the foundation upon which successful lives are built.”
Federal Interagency Work Group focusing on English Language Learners
Federal Interagency Task Force focusing on Native American childrenFuture of Good Start, Grow Smart
Federal agencies, including a focus on children ages birth to 5, will collaborate and coordinate to provide high quality research-based information to enhance early care and education to prepare English Language Learners (ELL) to enter school ready to succeed when transitioning to the K-12 system.
Analyze current status of federal programs serving ELL children, (ages birth to 5), educators and families, to assist in providing coordinated high quality program services across federal agencies.
Analyze the current status of federal efforts in research on ELL children, ages birth to 5, to inform coordinated interagency research agendas.
Engage in partnerships to support children, families, programs and communities of ELL children, ages birth to 5.English Language Learners (ELL) Federal Interagency InitiativeAges Birth to Age 5
In FY 2005: 1.78 million children (1.1 M < age 6)
Annual Budget FY 2006: $5 billion
$10 million – research and evaluation
$12.5 million – technical assistance
4% minimum State set-aside for quality activities; including targeted funds for infant-toddler child careChild Care and Development Fund
Funding - $440.8 million (FY 2005)
infants and toddlers who are experiencing developmental delays,
those who have a diagnosed mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
States may choose to serve children who are at risk of experiencing a substantial developmental delay if early intervention services are not provided.
*2005 dataOffice of Special Education Programs
NELP findings will be published in a report and will serve as basis for tools and publications to serve policymakers, educators, caregivers and parents.National Institute for LiteracyNational Early Literacy Panel(NELP)
Buen Comienzo, Buen Futuro
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Norma Garza, Senior Advisor for Early Childhood Education
U.S. Department of Education