NDTAC Practice Guide: Early Learning Is Essential: Addressing the Needs of Young Children Potentially at Risk for System Involvement

NDTAC’s newest practice guide examines the principle that early learning is essential for children; it focuses on helping them avoid involvement in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems. These practices address the importance of early identification of children who may be vulnerable to involvement with these systems, the necessity of providing them with access to evidence-based early intervention, the need to ensure that children begin school ready to succeed, and the need to identify and promote ways in which their families and caregivers can be involved in a child’s education and collaborate with education providers. It is important for all practitioners and administrators who are engaged with youth to be aware of the need for high-quality and continuous support, including those serving very young children.

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Resource Date

July 2014