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Professional Resources

For Teachers and Early Childhood Professionals

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters

ERIC Clearinghouse for Elementary and Early Childhood Education

The National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Child Care Information Center

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education

Institute on Media and the Family

Zero to Three

On Advocacy

The Black Community Crusade for Children

CASA

Children's Advocacy Institute

Coalition for America's Children

Children Now

Children's Defense Fund

Early Childhood Care and Development

Families and Work Institute

Family Resource Coalition of America

I Am Your Child

Kids Campaigns

Labor Project for Working Families

Mentoring/One to One/The National Mentoring Partnership

National Association of Child Advocates

National Child Rights Alliance

National Center for Children in Poverty

Stand for Children

Building a Bridge to Childcare

Child Care Aware

Child Care Parent/Provider Information Network

Choices for Children

Do I Know You? Who's Watching the Children

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

The Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers

Health

American Academy of Pediatrics This site offers child health information to both parents and professionals. The publications section is particularly helpful to obtain the latest policies and publications regarding children's health and safety.

Bright Futures Current and emerging preventative and health promotion of infants, children, and families. This site features guidelines for health supervisors; a section for developmental issues and strengths in the infancy period; and related publications.

Child Care Bureau Information on the Child Care and Development Block Grant, links to other Administration on Children and Families sites and other information within the Department of Health and Human Services, with links to other related child care sites.

CIVITAS The CIVITAS Child Trauma Programs at Baylor College of Medicine are attacking child maltreatment in several areas. The Family Information section has information on the effects of traumatic events on children and what you can do to fight child abuse. The site also contains some articles in Spanish.

Council for Exceptional Children This professional organization is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities and the gifted. The Web site offers resources for people working with and advocating for students with special needs.

Department of Health and Human Services - Welfare Reform An invaluable resource for the latest news on welfare reform. You can obtain essential documents regarding child support, child care funds to states, Medicaid resources, and the Welfare Reform Implementation Informational Package. Some of these documents are available in Spanish.

Early Head Start National Resource Center This site contains a database of all the Early Head Start program sites as well as valuable tips and strategies for trainers and many full text documents on a range of infant/toddler related topics.

Every Child by Two: The Carter/Bumpers Campaign for Early Immunization This Web site offers resources and information on early immunization. The new 1997 immunization schedule is posted. A program of the American Nurses Foundation, the campaign offers an Immunization Partners Conference and community action activities.

National Child Care Information Center Sponsored by the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides a central access point for child care related information. It also includes links to other organizations and provides full text documents.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities NICHCY is a project of the Academy for Educational Development, operated through a Cooperative Agreement with the Office of Special Education Programs, U. S. Department of Education. This Web site offers information on disabilities and disability-related services for individuals from birth to 22 years. In addition to their publications, NICHCY offers information searches on their database, referrals, and technical assistance.

The National Parenting Center - TNPC This site offers parenting resources and advice from experts in the field of child development. Professionals may find useful advice and helpful tips to share with parents.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care This site has many links to related sites pertaining to child care, child health, special needs, and parenting. You can also find each states child care licensing regulations and the National Guidelines for Out of Home Care Programs - Health and Safety Performance Standards.

Nemours Foundation/Kidshealth Developed by pediatric medical specialists, this site offers information on child health to children, parents, and medical professionals. The parenting sections offers information about specific illness and parent support groups.

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