Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development
In their latest article, Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development, Ron Lally and Peter Mangione describe the ways in which early experiences in relationships set the stage for later brain functioning. Specifically, Lally and Mangione, describe caregiving strategies that align with the developing brain during the three stages of infancy.
This article is available online as complimentary content in the current issue of Young Children March 2017- Vol. 72, No. 2 (http://www.naeyc.org/yc/article/caring-relationships-heart-early-brain-development)
Young Minds: The Important Role of Brain Science (http://www.naeyc.org/yc/currentissue).
PITC Demonstration Program - Request for Applications
Release Date: March 16, 2018 - WestEd, The Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) in collaboration with the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to develop a demonstration program for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) on a California Community College (CCC) campus in one of the following counties; Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Fresno. Click here for the complete RFA.
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The Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children. Family Partnerships and Culture
This publication provides early childhood education program administrators and teachers with guidance on practices that support the development of partnerships with families and inclusion of childrenís cultural experiences as essential parts of planning curriculum. In addition, this publication promotes understanding of childrenís cultural or multicultural experiences at home and helps teachers use those experiences as building blocks for teaching and learning in early education settings.
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