Helpful Links & Resources

A website for child care programs and early childhood educators that brings government resources about child care to one web site. Get information about starting and running a child care program. Sponsored by the Interagency Federal Child Care Council with General Services Administration Office of Child Care.

Child Care Information Exchange
Meeting place for the early childhood community. Find the best internet resources for directors, teachers, and parents.

Child Care Law Center
CCLC's primary objective is to use legal tools to foster the development of high quality, affordable child care--for every child, every parent, every community. CCLC works to expand child care options, particularly for low-income families, and to ensure that children are safe and nurtured in care outside the home.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
CWLA is an association of more than 1,100 public and not-for-profit agencies devoted to improving life for more than 3.5 million at-risk children and youths and their families.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Get the latest information on NAEYC membership, accreditation, conferences, and publications. There is also information on advocacy, legislation, and policy issues.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
This organization is dedicated to supporting the profession of family child care. Find out about NAFCC accreditation, leadership training, technical assistance, public education, and policy initiatives by visiting this website.

National Head Start Association (NHSA)
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is a private not-for-profit membership organization representing the 835,000 children, upwards of 170,000 staff and 2,051 Head Start programs in America. NHSA provides a national forum for the continued enhancement of Head Start services for poor children ages 0 to 5, and their families.

 Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers. Visit this website to find information and resources for both parents and professionals.

                                                                                              Reviewed 8/15//2013