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What’s New in Early Childhood Intervention?

By May 29, 2024No Comments


From groundbreaking research to community-driven initiatives, here’s another roundup of articles that bring attention to the latest advancements and challenges in Early Childhood Intervention


Eminent scientists say a child-centric approach is the blueprint for improving communities

By: John Pastor

Virginia Tech researchers, Craig and Sharon Ramey, share insights from a 50-year study on early childhood education. They emphasize a child-focused approach, proposing coordinated education, health care, and social services to enhance communities globally.


Updating you on our progress with the ECEI Reset


The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Reset, after consulting with the disability community, released 23 recommendations to improve support for kids and families. Changes include supporting younger kids, focusing on cultural safety, and piloting interventions for signs of autism.


Another Voice: New York must provide more funding for Early Intervention services

By: Assemblyman Bill Conrad

NY State Assemblyman Bill Conrad calls for an 11% increase in Early Intervention service payment rates to address delays in crucial support for children with developmental needs. Conrad urges Governor Kathy Hochul to include the rate hike in the 2024 budget, stressing the urgency for affected children.


3,124 Children with Developmental Disabilities Benefiting from Early Stimulation Interventions

By: Latonya Linton

Jamaica’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security offers early intervention services to 3,124 children aged 0-6 with developmental disabilities. The government supported 223 new students with disabilities in 2023 and is training over 800 parents in intervention techniques for inclusive growth.


New Mexico agency requesting additional $149 million for early childhood care and education

By: Curtis Segarra

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department seeks a $150 million budget increase to enhance staff, improve care access, and enroll more children in early education programs, awaiting approval from state legislators amid a budget surplus.


7 Things You Should Know as an Autism Parent

By: Kyrie Mattos

This article offers seven essential tips for parents of children with autism, emphasizing early intervention, individualized approaches, advocacy, building support networks, celebrating unique talents, and managing sensory sensitivities for improved daily activities and communication.


$287,700 in grants support early intervention research 

By: Rachael Danielson

Dr. Ruby Batz secured grants for research on Early Intervention services, including a $75,000 Racial Equity Grant and a $287,760 grant from the National Institutes of Health, focusing on structural disparities for children with early communication disorders.

Buttenschon calls on Hochul to invest more in early intervention

By: Thomas Caputo

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon urges Governor Kathy Hochul to invest more in Early Intervention programs and services, emphasizing their crucial role in ensuring the developmental and social learning of youths across New York State.


Our 10 Most Popular Early Childhood Education Stories of 2023

By: Emily Tate Sullivan

Edsurge highlights the ten most popular early childhood stories of 2023, covering a range of topics impacting early care and education.


What we’re expecting in 2024

By Liz Bell

In 2024, North Carolina’s childcare programs face funding expiration, leading to potential fee increases, staffing shortages, and site closures. The NC Child Care Commission aims to overhaul the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) during the legislative session starting April 24. Securing funding to extend compensation grants will be a top priority later in the year.


‘Puzzle Pieces’ launches early intervention autism center to meet Owensboro’s growing needs

By: WKU Public Radio

Puzzle Pieces in Owensboro is launching an early intervention autism center to meet growing needs, aiming to provide education and job placement for individuals with autism, supported by their annual fundraiser, the “Owensboro Lip Sync Battle.”


It takes a village to raise children. New Mexico leaders are striving to ensure that ‘your state is your village.

By: Liz Bell

New Mexico’s constitutional guarantee of early childhood education, supported by funds from the Land Grant Permanent Fund, has led to improved access and quality of childcare services despite ongoing challenges in strengthening the early childhood workforce and ensuring sustainable support for families.