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Partner Organizations

To promote the health and safety of children in early education and child care, the AAP works in partnership with a variety of other organizations (listed below). If you have a question, you can contact the AAP, or the appropriate partner group listed below.



National Resource Center for Heath and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC)

Dedicated to promoting the health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation through publications such as Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards, Third Edition. Visitors can also access the full text of all 50 states' child care licensing regulations.

E-mail: Call: 800-598-KIDS (5437)

National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants (NTI)

*Please note that the NTI materials are still available at this link. Information about training for trainers of Child Care Health Consultants and related state initiatives.

The results of the 2012 questionnaire on the status of child care health consultation in the United States can be found here:

American Academy of Pediatrics:
From asthma to immunization, find out more about what AAP recommends for your children's health.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
CSEFEL offers information on evidence-based practices related to promoting children's social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors on its Web site.

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Parents and others seeking local child care programs can search by zip code on this site and find licensed child care programs in their area.

Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Office of Child Care administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Research Connections offers a comprehensive and easily searchable collection of more than 10,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. Find the most current reports, papers, fact sheets, briefs, executive summaries, datasets, and instruments & measures.

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS)
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants help states and communities to build and integrate early childhood service systems that better meet the needs of children and families.

Since 2003, 49 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Republic of Palau and the commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands have participated in the program.

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
First Candle/SIDS Alliance is dedicated to increasing awareness of SIDS and other causes of unexpected infant deaths. First Candle supplies comprehensive, up-to-date
information on infant health and survival to expectant parents and child care
providers. They also provide technical assistance to state professional
programs and childcare providers on safe sleep and risk reduction education.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
The MCHB seeks a nation where there is equal access for all to quality health care in a supportive, culturally competent, family and community setting. The MCHB continually supports this effort through funding of many national programs.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.

National Assocation for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
NAFCC is one of the largest professional support systems for family child care and early care and education advocates, and is dedicated to strengthening the profession of family child care by promoting high quality, professional early care and education and strengthening communities where providers live and work.

ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers.


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