Early Childhood Education

Children a Risk in the Child Welfare System: Collaborations to Promote School Readiness


A study of collaboration among the child welfare, early intervention and preschool special education, and early care and education systems to promote the school readiness of children in the child welfare system, based on an analysis of data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (NSCAW) and a case study in Colorado that included key stakeholder interviews and foster parent and caseworker surveys.

Suggested Citation: Ward H, Yoon SY, Atkins J, et al. Children at Risk in the Child Welfare System: Collaborations to Promote School Readiness. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; 2009.

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Publish Date: 
April 1, 2009

Early stArts

1/1/2005 - 1/30/2011

The Early stArts project highlights the importance of quality arts education for preschool age children and ensures an emphasis on arts education in early childhood programs in Maine. This program focuses on professional development of caregivers, parents, and educators by funding arts educators, experienced in working with young children, to present either a single workshop or a week-long residency at child care facilities in Maine.

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Start Date: 
Sat, 2005-01-01
End Date: 
Sun, 2011-01-30
Legacy Muskie ID: 
4 170
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