Jumpstart 21-12-2011, 08:25

Jumpstart is a national organization that believes early literacy is a fundamental building block of success. Founded in 1993 by college students, parents, and Head Start staff, Jumpstart launched its first school-year program at Yale University.

Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) 18-10-2011, 13:57

The Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI) is concerned with the generalizability of evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve preK–12 student learning outcomes in reading, mathematics, and science.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 18-10-2011, 13:17

Congress enacted the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975 to govern the education of children with disabilities.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 18-10-2011, 13:07

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) represents specially designed instruction and related services that meet the unique needs of a student.

Head Start 12-10-2011, 07:19

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves families with children from birth to five years. It is the longest lasting social program remaining from the 1960s Kennedy–Johnson era.

Even Start 10-10-2011, 09:46

The Even Start Family Literacy Program is a U.S. federally funded program serving low-income families with young children, birth through seven years of age.

Early Intervention 10-10-2011, 09:30

“Early intervention” as applied to early childhood education refers to policies, systems, programs, services, and supports provided to vulnerable young children and/or their families in order to maximize a child’s development.

Early Head Start 10-10-2011, 09:29

Early Head Start is a federal, two-generation Head Start program, or low-income pregnant women and fathers, and children ages birth to three and their families.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice(s) (DAP) 10-10-2011, 08:30

In the early childhood context the adjective “developmentally appropriate” means varying for or adapting to the age, experience, abilities, and interests of individual children within a given age range.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) 7-10-2011, 04:26

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary federal childcare program in the United States.

Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 7-10-2011, 04:16

Early childhood professionals and programs play an important role in preventing—not just reporting—child abuse and neglect.

Act for Better Child Care (ABC) 6-10-2011, 16:04

The Act for Better Child Care (the ABC bill) was introduced to Congress in November 1987 as the result of efforts by the Alliance for Better Child Care, a coalition that eventually included over 130 national groups.