16 Dec · Lauren Till · No Comments

Myths and Measures: The Importance of Getting It Right

Photo Credit Dr. Dworkin has posted on the Help Me Grow National blog, this time about making sure Help Me Grow gets its research right. He says, “The danger of asking the wrong questions and adopting the wrong outcome measures is an important consideration in our efforts to evaluate the efficacy of Help Me Grow. Our crucial …


9 Dec · Lauren Till · No Comments

The Magic of Everyday Moments

Image Credit ZERO TO THREE has done it again! Another great resource is available. Anyone who has a young child, knows one, or wonders about why children do what they do, should definitely check these videos out. “The Magic of Every Moments” is a series of four videos that explore key aspects of early childhood …


5 Nov · Lauren Till · No Comments

Screen Sense

Check out this fantastic new resource from ZERO TO THREE regarding children and screen time! Photo Credit “Babies today are born into a world of digital devices. And parents are trying to navigate this new reality—specifically figuring out what role these new gadgets should play in the lives of their young children… To fill this critical gap, …


25 Sep · Lauren Till · No Comments

Infant Healthy Development & Nurturing Relationships

We all know infants need parents, but what impact do caregivers have on social and emotional health? Check out this post from Too Small to Fail on infant mental health: “When a baby cries for attention or smiles for the first time, he is communicating with the people around him so that they can help …


5 May · Lauren Till · No Comments

Early Childhood Mental Health: We Must Address the Most Vulnerable Population Now

This month’s FOCUS from the Alabama Partnership for Children is mental health. When most people think of mental health they don’t think about babies, toddlers and preschoolers, but infant and early childhood mental health (ECMH) is an important topic we need to be discussing.  ECMH is defined by Zero to Three as healthy social and …


28 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

10 Things to Know about the New Autism Data

Photo Credit You might remember from the beginning of the month that April is Autism Awareness Month and there is new data from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which shows that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise. The following are based on information …


27 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

What’s in a Nap?

Photo Credit Child care providers and parents know that naps are an essential part of a young child’s life. However, there isn’t a huge body of research available to back that up. Recently the National Institutes of Health conducted a study that shows naps reboot energy and aid healthy development. In a preschool classrooms study, …


6 Dec · Lauren Till · No Comments

Comprehensive Screening – “The Earlier the Better”

Age-appropriate developmental screening and surveillance is a gateway for at risk children to receive services. “The Earlier the Better” is a recent report from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut which highlights the role of screening as part of a comprehensive approach to school readiness. In the report, we are reminded that identification …


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