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Volume 2 Number 2
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New Publications

ERIC/EECE has published several new Digests and a new Resource List, the fall issue of its newsletter and the Internet parenting magazine Parent News, and a new Project Approach catalog.

ERIC Digests

Resource List



Digests, Resource Lists, and newsletters are available online and in print at no cost. The Project Approach Catalog 3 is available for $10 from the clearinghouse. (Contact: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7469; Tel: (877) 275-3227 (Toll-Free), Tel: 217-333-1386; Fax: 217-244-7732; Catalog No. 224, $10, plus $1.50 shipping in U.S.; $3 shipping elsewhere).

For more information on the Project Approach Catalog 3, see http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/eecearchive/books/projcat3.html




Volume 2 number 2 of ECRP is a new addition to ERIC/EECE's Web sites. In this issue, see the article "Readiness for School: A Survey of State Policies and Definitions," by Saluja, Scott-Little, and Clifford, for a feature new to ECRP, a searchable database of information discussed in the article. The article and the database address five questions concerning school readiness of states in the United States.


In the Reggio Emilia section of the ECAP/ITG Web site, information has been updated on the Reggio Emilia Contact Information page, especially with regard to Reggio Emilia Study Tours.


The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) is ERIC/EECE's Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Child Care. A recent new development on the NCCIC Web site is the addition of a searchable database of information related to child care in the United States. This information can be searched by individual state (or states) or by one or more of the 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regions. The information may also be searched according to one or more of these general categories: (1) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), (2) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), (3) State Demographics, (4) Child Care Licensing, (5) Program Enrollment and Participation, and (6) Professional Development.

You can find the NCCIC home page at: http://nccic.org

and the searchable database at: http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/advanced-search/library


The Web site of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Early Childhood Institute, a Web partner of ERIC/EECE, was redesigned, to some extent graphically and to some extent organizationally. The feature for searching the collection of CLAS materials was improved to allow for additional functions. For example, there is now an indication as to which items returned from a search are available in full text or in excerpts.

Visit the CLAS Web site at: http://clas.uiuc.edu

The feature for searching the collection of CLAS materials is available at: http://clas.uiuc.edu/search.html