Archive for January, 2013

Young Children and the Flu

The news has been full of stories related to the severity of the influenza (flu) season for 2012-2013! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, individuals with the flu might exhibit some (but not necessarily all) of the following signs and symptoms: Fever* (or feeling feverish/chills) Cough Sore Throat Runny or Stuffy Nose Muscle […]

Free Books for Read Across America Day

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation is offering free books for The National Education   Association’s Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013. The deadline to order books is February 16th, 2013. Individuals desiring to take advantage of this opportunity should be aware that The Literacy Foundation does not pay the shipping charges, which amount to approximately […]

Read Across America Day is March 1, 2013

Read Across America Day is March 1, 2013 The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually in March. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, families, and books. You can be involved too!   This year’s theme […]

Screen Technology in Early Childhood

A recent publication, Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education, is now available on line through the Alliance for Childhood. This publication is a guide designed to help educators and parents make informed decisions regarding the use of screen technology with young children. You can obtain a free PDF of the publication […]

3-is-3 and Early Transition

Guidance Related to Three-is-Three and Provision of Services             The Texas Education Agency and the Education Service Centers have received numerous inquiries related to: “3 is 3” and whether this applies to all children or only children receiving services through ECI; and Providing temporary services for students before evaluations are completed […]

2013 Early Childhood Summer Institute

Make sure to save the date for this outstanding conference – July 16-18, 2013! The Region 10 Preschool Services Team is hard at work planning the 2013 Early Childhood Summer Institute (ECSI)! This annual event is an exciting time for professionals involved the field of early childhood to come together and gain valuable knowledge. This […]

Reminder for State Performance Plan Indicator 7

The first of the year is an exciting time with many new adventures! Along with the new adventures, however, also come some necessities… This is a reminder that the State Performance Plan Indicator 7 (SPP 7) application opened on January 2, 2013. You may now begin entering information into the web-based system for children ages […]