Early Childhood Development Resources

June 28, 2005 at 6:21 pm  •  Posted in Early Childhood Development, Resources by  •  0 Comments

Afterschool.gov offers one-stop access to government resources that support after school programs. The site is designed for anyone who cares about kids 6-18-providers, parents, and kids and teens. You can find information to help you understand the issues that face kids and teens or fund, start and operate an after school program. You don’t need to know which Federal agency has the information you need– afterschool.gov searched the sites for the information requested most often and put it in easy to use categories. Research studies, news and publications are added as they are released to keep you up to date on what is happening in the field of after school programs

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Headstart Bureau
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs that serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.

www.KidsBehaviour.co.uk contains over 70 articles all written by its team of experts and approximately ten new articles are added each month. www.KidsBehaviour.co.uk was formed to offer a unique reference point on understanding children and dealing with behavioural problems. Kid’s misbehaviour is a common concern for parents.  The site offers help and advice on managing and coping with children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.  Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with more than 100,000 members, a national network of nearly 450 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

National Association for Family Child Care
The focus of NAFCC is to provide technical assistance to family child care associations. This assistance is provided through developing leadership and professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and by promoting quality and professionalism through NAFCC’s Family Child Care Accreditation.

National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.

National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) provides information to parents and those who work with them. Among the materials available are relevant articles, a question answering service, descriptions of innovative programs, and “Parent News,” an electronic report on timely issues related to parenting and child development.

Parents Action for Children
Parents’ Action for Children is the voice of America’s parents. It is a national non-profit dedicated to advancing the interests of families and young children. Parents’ Action develops parent education materials, connects parents with one another, and fights for issues such as early education, health care, and high quality and affordable child care.The online center for information about early childhood development and resources for parents and caregivers.

Parent Leadership Development Project
The Parent Leadership Development Project (PLD) provides leadership training and support to parents of young children with disabilities (birth to five years). At the same time, the project responds to parents’ continuing need for information about local, state and national resources that exist to support families of young children with disabilities.

Zero to Three
Zero to Three  is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.  Neuroscientists have documented that our earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made.  Research and clinical experience also demonstrate that health and development are directly influenced by the quality of care and experiences a child has with his parents and other adults. That is why at Zero to Three’s  mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.

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