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Child Development & Child Care
Child Care Resources
Children's Health & Safety
Child Care Resources
Administration for Children & Families Child Care Bureau
Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families.
(The) Center for Early Childhood Leadership
Dedicated to enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators. The activities of the Center include four areas: training, technical assistance, research, and public awareness.
Child Care Exchange
Associated with Exchange magazine for child care management, contains resources for early childhood professionals.
Council for Professional Recognition
Works to improve the professional status of early childhood workers and helps to meet the growing need for qualified child care staff.
Family Communications, Inc.
Offers resources for professionals and parents to create programs and projects for children, their families, and those who support them.
Grandparents Resource Center
Provides advocacy and support services to grandparents raising grandchildren and/or seeking custody and visitations rights.
Healthy Meals Resource System
Provides recipes, resources, and information on preparing nutritious meals and food safety.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Outlines a wealth of information concerning this educational approach to active learning.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Supporting research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications, provides news and information about diabetes and current research.
March of Dimes
Promotes cost-effective interventions that can improve infant health.
National AfterSchool Association
Promotes national standards of quality school-age care for children and youth 5 to 14 years of age.
National Association for Family Child Care
Dedicated to promoting high-quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Assures the provision and focuses on the improvement of professional preparation and training for individuals who care for and educate children, birth through age eight.
National Child Care Association
Professional trade association that focuses on the needs of licensed, private child care and education programs.
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
Links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system.
National Coalition of Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC)
A nonprofit educational membership organization, NCCCC supports research and activities affecting college and university early childhood education and service settings, family and work issues, and the field of early childhood education in general.
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
Information and articles about child abuse, and family violence.
National Down Syndrome Society
Works to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through education, leadership, and research.
National Head Start Association
The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. 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.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Part of the National Institutes of Health, provides information on health and child development.
National Network for Child Care
More than 1,000 child care publications and resources for parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
Promotes health and safety in out-of-home child care settings.
National Safe Kids Campaign
Dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury-the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
Zero to Three
Promotes the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.
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Children's Health & Safety
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
American Psychological Association
Contains a wealth of mental health information about chidren and others.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation
Provides information about asthma and allergies.
Autism Society of America
Provides information and resources related to autism.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Life Stages
Contains information regarding numerous issues related to the health and safety of children at various ages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vaccines and Immunizations
Offers information, recommendations, and guidelines for vaccines and immunizations in children.
Offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Provides doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal development through adolescence. It contains a wealth of in-depth informaiton developed by experts in child and teen health.
Offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
National Association for Self-Esteem
Contains a wide variety of self-esteem related educational resources.
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Offers education, advocacy, research, and awareness about food allergies.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Contains information regarding the safety of children along with product safety and recall information.
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Useful information in promoting early literacy in young children.
National Wildlife Federation: kidzone
Interactive Web site is for those children interested in wildlife.
A listing of those awarded annually as authors of the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children.
A wide variety of interactive activities for kids.
Smithsonian Kids Collecting
Web site related to collecting rocks and minerals, stamps, coins, and unusual collections.
The Children's Literature Web Guide
A number of Internet resources on books for children and young adults.
U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change
Educational tool for students and teachers that promotes interest in coins, the Mint, and U.S. history.
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Children's Defense Fund
Numerous resources to help ensure the healthy growth and development of children to a successful passage to adulthood.
National Black Child Development Institute
Provides and supports programs, workshops, and resources for African-American children, their parents, and their communities in early health and education, health, elementary and secondary education, child welfare, and parenting.
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Information on the warning signs a person should look for if they suspect an infant is suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); ideas and answers for parents and caregivers, such as how to cope with a crying baby.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
Information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics regarding the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
Parents Action for Children
National, non-profit organization that raises awareness about the importance of early childhood development and school readiness; provides a variety of resources for parents, early childhood professionals, child advocates, and health care providers.
Prevent Child Abuse America
Organization to build awareness, provide education, and inspire hope in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
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