Friday Round-Up, October 25, 2013

Friday Round-Up, October 25, 2013


Here are a few updates for the week from the Network Communities Support Center:

  • Freddy the Frog, developed by Pittsburgh's Office of Child Development to support school readiness, plays a starring role in two Tell Our Story submissions. In Buffalo, NY, he supported attendance, providing guidance to parents and children at kindergarten orientations, summer school, festivals, and other city events. In Southern Pines, NC, Freddy served as the mascot for the library's summer reading program. He helped turn Stop, Drop, and Read from a chore to a pleasure!

  • For those looking for more research to support early learning, there's a great new resource from the Alliance for Early Success and Child Trends. The Research Base for a Birth Through Age Eight State Policy Framework features research into health, family support, and learning, lays out state policy steps, and includes citations and evidence.

  • A new Attendance Works toolkit, What Works in Our Community, will help you identify positive attendance outliers, learn about effective and replicable practices, and find innovative and inspiring community leaders. And don’t forget to register for the latest Attendance Works webinar about attendance and data management on Nov. 6 from 1-2:30 ET.


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