National Resource Center for Heath and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC)
Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants (NTI)
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: http://nti.unc.edu/cchc_research.brief.pdf.
Afterschool Investments Project
The Afterschool Investments project provides technical assistance to Child Care and Development Fund grantees and other State and local leaders supporting afterschool efforts.
American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Health Topics Page
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)
The purpose of the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Initiative is to support States to plan, develop and implement collaborations and partnerships to support families and communities in their development of children who are healthy and ready to learn at school entry. In 2003, 48 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Republic of Palau were awarded grants to develop Comprehensive Early Childhood Systems-building plans. Grantees are now in the process of completing plans and beginning implementation activities.
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.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
NACCRRA provides technical consultation and resources to member child care resource and referral agencies. Child care resource and referral agencies are an excellent source child care information. You can search this site to find the resource and referral agency closest to you.
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiatives (NITCCI)
NITCCI works collaboratively with Child Care and Development Fund administrators and other partners to advance system initiatives to improve the quality and supply of infant/toddler child care.
Talaris Research Institute
Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age five by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively. Look here for short informational video clips, books, and more.
ZERO TO THREE
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.