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Child Development Center

Web Resources

Association for Childhood Education International
http://acei.org
The ACEI is concerned with the development, growth, and education of children from infancy through early adolescence. Their site provides information about the ACEI, the ACEI's two journals and various publications, conferences, and workshops.

California Child Care Health Program
http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org
CCHP focuses on bringing knowledge about health and safety issues to the childcare provider and to link the health, safety, and childcare communities.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
http://www.ctc.ca.gov
The CTC website provides information regarding Child Development Permits and other California teacher Credentials.

California Department of Social Services
http://www.childsworld.ca.gov
The California Department of Social Services' Children and Family Services Division provides assistance in Adoptions, Foster Care, Children's Services and Child Welfare.

California Early Childhood Mentor Program
http://www.ecementor.org
The California Early Childhood Mentor Program provides resources and support to aspiring and experienced teachers and administrators in programs serving children birth to five and before- and after-school programs.

Center for the Child Care Workforce
http://www.ccw.org
This site provides information on Worthy Wages, the National Mentoring Alliance, as well as the CCW's mission of promoting policy, research and organizing to benefit childcare workers.

Child Development Division - CA Dept. of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd
Provides resources and information for child development contractors, families, and community members regarding child development programs funded by the state.

Child Development Training Consortium
http://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/home.htm
CDTC promotes high quality early education to California's children and families by providing financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals.

Children's Defence Fund
http://www.childrensdefense.org
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization. They champion policies and programs that raise children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, and quality education.

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
The Children's Literature Web Guide has worked to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. This site also has lists of resources for parents, teachers, and storytellers.

Early Childhood.com
http://www.earlychildhood.com
This site has information, products , and ideas for teachers and parents. Early childhood news, classroom ideas, and resources from the early childhood community.

I Am Your Child
http://store.parentsactionstore.org/prostores/servlet/-strse-template/aboutus/Page
The Parents Action Network provides information about early childhood development including: developmental stages, brain development, parent's questions, quality childcare, list of books and other resources, and advice from experts.

Idea Box - Early Childhood Education and Activity Resources
http://www.theideabox.com
This commercial site is full of useful ideas for both parents and teachers. Music, crafts, recipes, seasons, and games are a few of the categories listed.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org
Provides information on: the content of the NAEYC's journal, Young Children: books and videos for practitioners and parents; the NAEYC annual conference; the annual Week of the Young Child; the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development; and policies to stimulate effective advocacy on behalf of young children

National Child Care Information Center
http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov
The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and technical assistance services to Child Care and Development Fund Administrators and other key stakeholders. This site provides current information on all federal activities related to childcare.

Zero to Three
www.zerotothree.org
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

The California Association for the Education of Young Children
www.caeyc.org
The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession.

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Revised: August 23, 2010