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Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families To help you in your advocacy for infants and toddlers, this chart summarizes the primary federal programs currently focused on very young children and the roles of federal, state and local governments in those programs. Document
Transition from Preschool Services to Kindergarten The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center offers links to National Centers, studies and specialized projects that provide resources on transition to kindergarten. Website
Two-Year-Old Vocabulary Predicts Kindergarten Success A recent study linking early vocabulary skills to kindergarten success highlights the importance of early intervention. Analysis of data from a longitudinal sample revealed that 24-month-old children with larger oral vocabularies displayed greater reading and mathematics achievement, increased behavioral self-regulation, and fewer externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors at kindergarten entry. Document
Understanding and Adapting to Individual Temperaments From thethe Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families, temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament. Observing during daily care routines and play, and communicating with families, can help teachers learn about each child’s unique temperament and find ways to support the child. Document
Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers, and 2-year olds. This article will help you to understand the reasons young children bite and give you some ideas and strategies for responding appropriately. Document
Vaccine Information Statements Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Website
What is Challenging Behavior Challenging behavior is categorized as either externalizing or internalizing behaviors. Both externalizing and internalizing behaviors can present challenges when the behaviors interfere with the child’s learning or the learning of peers. Tipsheet
What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids' Brains Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break these gadgets provide harried parents. But tread carefully: A number of troubling studies connect delayed cognitive development in kids with extended exposure to electronic media.  Document
What to do When Children Bite Biting is one of the ways young children express their needs, desires, or feelings. Once you understand why and when a child is likely to bite, you can try to change situations in order to prevent it. This tip sheet provides strategies to use with children who bite. Tipsheet
What You Need to Know: Early Intervention Babies have many new skills to learn – lifting their heads, sitting up and saying their first words! Parents, grandparents, other family members and early care and education professionals sometimes have concerns about a child’s development. To learn more about early intervention services check out Document