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The transition to kindergarten is an important milestone in a young child’s life. While this transition is often accompanied by much excitement and anticipation, it can also bring uncertainty and anxiety as children face changes on multiple levels.
You for Youth (Y4Y) is a virtual hub for Out-of-School Time (OST) providers. This website offers free professional development courses, tips on training staff, resources and tools for designing high-quality programs, and answers to questions.
This series of 18 fact sheets summarizes data about state QRIS systems and includes state examples that can be helpful for state system planners building QRIS systems.
This brief provides an overview of homelessness from the viewpoint of the McKinney-Vento legislation about services for homeless children and eligibility for services. Key areas of concern are briefly summarized and links to additional resources are included.
This toolkit is designed to help state system planners from early childhood, Head Start, and schools create plans for a successful transition to kindergarten. It includes materials like a transition and alignment summit guide, a questionnaire on transition practices, and research and resources on why transition matters and how to engage families.
This collection of resources focuses on helping state administrators and program practitioners design and implement high-quality Out-of-School (OST) programs that support all students, including those with disabilities and special needs.
This toolkit is designed to support states and territories in designing a policy approach to promote social emotional development and reduce the likelihood of expulsion and suspension.
School-age children experiencing homelessness have higher rates of health, mental health, and learning issues. This issue brief outlines policy and practice options for increased access, coordination, and data reporting to better serve children eligible for CCDF subsidies. This resource supports resiliency.
This issue brief offers an overview of risk factors and symptoms associated with opioid abuse and a list of interventions that can improve outcomes for children and teens affected by opioid exposure.
This interactive learning series is intended for professionals in Head Start and child care, including school-age programs. There are 8 modules with background information, resources, and scenarios with suggested responses.