Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development

Authors/Editors

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR)

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2013, 48 pages

Description of Resource

BRYCS and the Office of Head Start's National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) have partnered to create "Raising Children in a New Country:  Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development,"  an illustrated handbook for newcomer families parenting young children!  Building on the original BRYCS publication, "Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook," this new handbook addresses the following themes:  Family Well-Being, Safety and Protection, Guidance and Discipline, Healthy Brain Development, Early Learning and School Readiness, and Connecting to Early Care and Education.

Also see Ways to Use Raising Young Children in a New Country Handbook. It is designed to support Head Start and Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Refugee Resettlement staff, and other early care and education providers in using and applying concepts from the Handbook. 

Handbook Tip Sheets are also available and correspond to the themes in the Handbook and include conversation starters, cultural considerations, and additional resources for each theme.

Languages

Arabic, English, Nepali, Somali, Spanish

Availability

http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/handbook-supporting-early-learning-and-healthy-development.pdf
http://brycs.org/documents/upload/handbook-supporting-early-learning-and-healthy-development-arabic.pdf
http://brycs.org/documents/upload/handbook-supporting-early-learning-and-healthy-development-spanish.pdf
http://brycs.org/documents/upload/handbook-supporting-early-learning-and-healthy-development-nepali-pdf.pdf
http://brycs.org/documents/upload/handbook-supporting-early-learning-and-healthy-development-somali-pdf.pdf