Early Childhood Must-Reads

shutterstock_148733432 (1)Summer reading isn’t just for kids! We are sharing our favorite blogs and e-newsletters that we follow to keep up-to-date on issues impacting early development and learning policy.

CLASP Child Care and Early Ed Updates: CLASP promotes policies that support both child development and the needs of low-income working parents. It studies the relationships between child care subsidy systems, Head Start and Early Head Start, state pre-kindergarten programs, and other birth to five early education efforts. Click here to sign up.

ECTA Center eNotes: This weekly email shares news items related to early intervention and early childhood special education. A recent issue highlighted the AAP Policy Statement on Early Literacy Promotion and 2014 Child Care State Fact Sheets. To subscribe email Cathy Festa at cathy.festa@unc.edu. 

Education Commission of the States eClips and ECS PreK-3: eClips provides a daily summary of the leading education stories published in newspapers across the country. PreK-3 is a monthly summary of research and policy developments. Click here to subscribe eClips and here to subscribe to ECS PreK-3.

Futurity Today: This one gives a bit of excitement to our inbox each day. It is a daily email highlighting research from universities. There is usually one child-related item. Click here to subscribe.

New America Foundation Ed Central: This is a favorite – great writing and easy to digest!  Recent posts include Could Text Messages Help Parents Close the Word Gap?, Focusing on Latino Parents’ Strengths and Creating Environments for Early Learner Success. They even tell you how long it will take to read the post! Click here to sign up.

The National Policy Digest from The Ounce: This bi-monthly newsletter shares developments in state and federal early childhood news, policy and funding changes, research, policy trends and analyses and upcoming events. To subscribe, email Ashanti Huey, Policy Associate at ahuey@ounceofprevention.org.

Trend Lines Blog by Child Trends: Shares key findings from child and youth research and offer insights to inform policies and programs. Click here to subscribe.

Tell us your favorites! Add your go-to resources in the comments.