The Early Learning and Care system in California provides one of the state’s most critical services: supporting children’s early learning and development while enabling parents to work. But the COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on this system; in May, AIR and Early Edge California conducted 7 focus groups with 32 Early Learning providers across the state. This piece describes the themes that emerged.
Through home visiting, child development specialists, speech therapists, and other professionals work with families and their children in their homes to assess children’s development and health, as well as bolster parenting skills. Consistent, correct use of evidence-based practices by practitioners such as home visitors can help improve children’s outcomes. AIR recently conducted a study of a parent-implemented language-based intervention used in the home visiting context.
The effects of childhood trauma are seen in health care, employment, child welfare, homelessness services, juvenile and criminal justice, and education systems. This guide is designed to help child-serving agencies and their partners build a coordinated and more effective response to child trauma, and to support jurisdictions as they look to further coordinate services and response across diverse stakeholders.
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IN THE FIELD