Links to Early Childhood Resources

Children’s Defense Fund

A strong, independent voice for all children of America

Education Talks:Early Childhood

Maresa Duignan, Assistant Chief Inspector at the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, discusses what ‘quality’ means in the context of early childhood education and care, and how it can be improved – both for children and for their teachers.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

National Institute for Early Education Research

Sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America’s young children are successful in school and beyond and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.

The Future of Children

Disseminates timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

Supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Early Childhood Education

One of the most significant findings to emerge from research on dropouts is that early identification is vital to effective prevention. Although we tend to think of students dropping out during their last years of high school, many are lost long before that. Social and task-related behavioral problems that develop into school adjustment problems can be identified at the beginning of the elementary grades. The dropout problem is not one that can be addressed exclusively at the middle or high school levels; by then it is too late for some students.

The Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs. Their mission is to promote policies and advance evidence-based practices to support the optimal development of young children with special needs.

Using Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video: Toddlers through Teens

This guide examines the pros and cons of parental controls and their effectiveness to toddlers through teens. It highlights different parental views from health experts, recommendations from the WHO and AAP, along with understanding the basics for implementing parental control.