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Dear FINE Member,

Here are this month's FINE member updates. Please feel free to forward this information to friends and other colleagues.

FINE Resource Roundup: Early Childhood Education

Since the resources on the FINE website are varied and extensive, we periodically spotlight a thematic collection of existing resources. This month we bring you a roundup of FINE resources related to early childhood education.

New from Harvard Family Research Project

  • Out-of-School Time Database and Bibliography Update

    We have added eight new profiles about out-of-school time programs and their evaluations and one new profile of an out-of-school time research study. You can access both the database and the bibliography on our website at the link above.

  • What Are Kids Getting Into These Days? Demographic Differences in Youth Out-of-School Time Participation

    This research brief discusses findings from the first phase of our study on youth participation in out-of-school time programs and activities. Building on our previous work, we are using national data to examine the many factors and contexts in children’s lives that predict participation. Here we focus on demographic characteristics of youth participants and offer implications for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

Recent Reports on Early Childhood Eduction

  • From the Beginning: Early Head Start Children, Families, Staff, and Programs in 2004

    This brief, the latest in a series on Head Start from the Center for Law and Social Policy, reports that Early Head Start serves diverse families with working parents and provides parent education and medical support through home- and center-based programs.

  • Rural Disparities in Baseline Data of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: A Chartbook

    Child Trends and the National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives at Mississippi State University look at the data on care and development of rural and nonrural children. Among other findings, the researchers observed that rural children are more likely to participate in Head Start but less likely to take part in other early education. We learn that rural children have smaller kindergarten classes and more contact with their noncustodial parents.

Upcoming Events

  • Bridging Cultures

    Join Noelle Caskey of WestEd as she leads a free, interactive online presentation on May 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, using case materials to examine how teachers and administrators can better understand students and families from Latino and other cultures. You can access more information and participation instructions at the link above.

  • National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

    This conference for Hispanic American advocacy, aimed at researchers, leaders of community and business organizations, elected officials, and activists, will take place in Los Angeles, July 8–11. Workshop topics include parent educational engagement, involving families in youth development, and community empowerment.

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