The following websites are not endorsed by CDTC, rather provided as a resource for the Early Care and Education Profession.
Action Alliance for children
Action Alliance for Children provides information on current issues, trends and public policies that affect children and families.
Association for Childhood Education International
Provides information about the ACEI, the ACEI’s two journals and various publications, membership in the ACEI, and conferences and workshops. Their mission is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.
Beginning Together (BTG)
Birth Injury Guide
A comprehensive informational website on all types of birth injuries. Our goal is to provide helpful information and guidance to parents if their child was born with a birth injury.
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
Promotes excellence in early childhood education from birth through 8 years.
California Child Care Health Program
The California Child Care Health Program (CCHP) focuses on bringing knowledge about health and safety issues to the child care provider and to link the health, safety and child care communities.
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
California Colloborative on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CCSEFEL)
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
The CTC website provides up-to-date information on Child Development Permits as well as other California teaching credentials.
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
California Community College Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE)
California Department of Justice
This site includes a list of available Live Scan stations.
California Department of Social Services
The California Department of Social Services’ Children and Family Services Division is responsible for designing and overseeing an array of programs and services for California’s at-risk families and children, providing a statewide system for out-of-home care providers and appropriate services to children in out-of-home care, and facilitation of adoptions for children who need permanent homes. The website provides up-to-date licensing and policy information as well as current forms.
California Early Childhood Mentor Program
The largest mentoring program for child care professionals in the US this program has provided advanced training for experienced child care workers who wish to become mentors to new practitioners since 1988. Look for the discussion forum, covering mentoring, professional development and quality improvement issues in the child development field.
California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation Network (CIBC)
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC)
Center for the Child Care Workforce
CCW’s website provides information on current activities of the non-profit agency that began the movement for better compensation for child care workers. Look for information about the Worthy Wage Campaign, National Mentoring Alliance, and research results.
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE)
CSCCE focuses on issues relating to the several million teachers and providers currently working in center-based and home-based early care and education in the United States.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Shares educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources.
Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)
Child Care Law Center
The Child Care Law Center uses legal tools to foster the development of 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. CCLC has recently updated publications on a wide range of legal issues related to child care including, California Child Care Policy, California CalWORKs and Subsidized Child Care, Child Care Licensing, Family Child Care, Inclusion of Children with Disabilities and Zoning and Land Use. Please check out our website for information on ordering these new publications.
Child Care Resource and Referral (R&R)
Child Development Policy Institute (CDPI)
The Child Development Policy Institute helps to establish sound public policy focused on what is best for the children of California.
Children Now offers information about how to become a member and how to help in your community; information on publications and a list of Internet resources for child care are offered.
Children’s Defense Fund
CDF provides a voice for America’s children. The CDF website includes information on the Black community, Crusade for Children, gun control, ways to help children, statistics on the status of children today and ordering information for CDF publications.
Children’s Literature Web Guide
This site provides links to such resources as children’s books online, children’s book awards, and movies based on children’s books. The site also has lists of resources for teachers, parents, and storytellers.
Desired Results for Children and Families Training and Technical Assistance Project
Guides and activities provided for teachers and other child-care youth workers that help prepare them for working with children who have been through a disaster.
This site provides information for all who share an interest in improving the education and general life experiences of young children. It’s a place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community.
Early Education and Support Division - California Dept of Education
EESD’s mission is to provide leadership and support to all individuals and organizations concerned with children and families by promoting high-quality child development programs. The Division undertakes to educate the general public about developmentally appropriate practices for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in a variety of safe and healthy child care and development environments. They fund a variety of child care programs and serve as the lead agency for federal child development funds. The website provides information about current projects and funding opportunities.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
ERIC is a primary source for research information and articles. It is an excellent resource for the early childhood community. It includes information on the Reggio Emilia and Project approaches.
Faculty Initiative Project (FIP)
Family Child Care at its Best (FCCB)
First 5 California
The California Children and Families Act of 1998 (Prop 10) was passed to provide to all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Services are provided in each county and also at the state level.
The Future of Children
A publication of The Center for the Future of Children, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children’s well being. The website provides articles and scholarly research.
Healthy Child Care
The website for the bimonthly magazine, Healthy Child Care, which features articles on nutrition, safety, staff wellness, medicines, illness, health education, and more.
Local Planning Council (AB212)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
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 Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
National Association of Resource and Referral Agencies
The website of a national non-profit dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to parents seeking child care, child care professionals, NACCRRA members, and child care advocates.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, this site has the child care licensure regulations for each state. Also available are health and safety tips and full-text resources.
Parents Action for Children (formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation)
Provides information about early childhood development and about resources for parents and care-givers, including information on the first three years of a child’s life, brain research, parent questions, lists of books and other resources, and advice from experts.
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), UC Berkeley
PACE is an independent policy research center whose primary aim is to enrich education policy debates with sound analysis and hard evidence.
Professional Association for Childhood Education (PACE)
Advancing the profession for childhood education.
Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC)
San Francisco Early Childhood Information System Project
The San Francisco Early Childhood Information System Project offers practical technology application to help address the challenges facing the early childhood community. We prepare reports about early childhood and we disseminate information through phone, fax, and the website.
A non-profit national resource for family child care providers, the website provides information on quality and training for providers.
US Bureau of the Census
This site offers useful child care data, including information on child care costs and use of various child care arrangements.
Zero to Three
This non-profit fosters a network of people around the country who are concerned about the needs of infants, toddlers, and families. It also functions as an Early Head Start National Resource Center and develops and conducts training for the birth-to-3 programs that are part of Head Start. The ZERO TO THREE site describes issues and programs and provides resources, suggestions, and a contact list.