Resources & Links

Early Childhood Professional Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
National Association of Child Care Professionals
National Child Care Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Head Start Association
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families
National Association for Gifted Children
Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of School Boards
National Program for Playground Safety

Children's Bureau: An Office of the Adminsitration for Children and Families

Early Childhood Education and Care

North Carolina Division of Child Development
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Child Care Demographics in North Carolina
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Study
Benefits of Early Childhood Education
International Resources in Support of Young Children (ages 0-8) and
their Families

National Child Care Information Center
North Carolina Standard Course of Study
National Association for Bilingual Education
Benchmarks On-Line
Center for Child and Family Studies
The National Association for Child Development
National Center for Early Development and Learning Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center
Pre-K Now
Quality Education for Minorities
Southern Early Childhood Association
McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership

Emergent Literacy

Addressing the Literacy Needs of Emergent and Early Readers
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Bank Street: Early Literacy Development
Case Study - Pre School (Computer Supported Literacy)
Home-School Study of Language and Literacy Development
ZERO TO THREE Brain Development

School Readiness

Readiness for School: A Survey of State Policies and Definitions
School Readiness - Developmentally Appropriate Instruction
Developmentally Appropriate and Culturally Responsive Education

Managing Child Care

Orgamation Technologies, Inc.
Personalized Software, Inc.
Procare Software
Private Advantage
Remarkable Systems, Inc.

Children's Rights

Children's Defense Fund
Children's Rights Council
Children's Rights/UNICEF
Children's Rights Advocacy
Child Care Bureau
CLASP--Center for Law and Social Policy
Child Care Law Center

Approaches to Early Childhood Education

Reggio Emilia Links and Resources via Clearinhouse on Early Education and Parenting
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Preschool Education
The Reggio Emilia Approach: Links and Projects
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
The Bank Street Approach
Creative Curriculum
Direct Instruction
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
Association of Waldrof School of North America (AWSNA)
Project Approach: ERIC Digest
Project Zero (Howard Gardner)
From Themes to Projects by Sylvia Chard
The Montessori Foundation

Health, Safety and Nutrition

How to Keep Children Safe
Child and Adult Food Care Program
The Food Guide Pyramid
North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Children's Safety Network

Licensing and NAEYC Accreditation

NAEYC Accreditation
North Carolina Child Care License Requirements

NC Pre-K (formerly the More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program)

Office of School Readiness (Office of Early Learning)