Links to Additional Resources
- Early Childhood Development and Education
- Government Agencies
- Academic/Research Institutions and Statistic/Electronic Publications
- National Organizations
Early Childhood Development and Education
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Early childhood education and activity resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education.
Early Head Start National Resource Center
Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. Its mission is simple:
- to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women,
- to enhance the development of very young children, and
- to promote healthy family functioning.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is known as "the investigative arm of Congress" and "the congressional watchdog." GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.
Academic/Research Institutions and Statistic/Electronic Publications
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE's mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Families and Work Institute
Families and Work Institute is a non-profit, nonpartisan research organization whose studies of the changing workforce, the changing workplace, the changing family and the changing community result in action.
Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.
National Council on Measurement in Education
The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment, program design, and program evaluation.
The American Educational Research Association
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
National Head Start Association
The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than one million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. The Association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.
Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework guides all programs serving three- to five-year-old children, including children who are dual language learners and children with disabilities, on the key elements of school readiness.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
National Black Child Development Institute
Mission: National Black Child Development Institute's (NBCDI) mission is to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families through advocacy and education.
Zero to Three
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.
National Child Care Association
The Mission of National Child Care Association is to promote the growth and safeguard the interest of quality early childhood care and education focusing on licensed, private providers of these services.
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