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Improving the Lives of Young Children: Opportunities for Care Coordination and Case Management for Children Receiving Services for Developmental Delay - The diagnosis and treatment of young children with developmental delays often require communication and coordination between health and early care and education (ECE) providers. This brief from the Urban Institute explores ways in which state policies for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can increase such coordination and the role that ECE providers can play in leveraging these health policies to more effectively support this population. The brief includes examples of how states have leveraged Medicaid and CHIP funds to support these activities. (Carrie Hanlon, Urban Institute, December 2010)...

Early Childhood Inclusion - This is a joint statement from the Division for Early Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children that provides a shared national definition of early childhood inclusion. The statement encompasses three aspects of the inclusion of young children with and without disabilities in early childhood programs: access, participation, and supports. It also provides ideas on how it can be used to improve early childhood services--from the programmatic level to the federal level. (National Association for the Education of Young Children and Division for Early Childhood, 2009)...

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