Early Childhood Development Websites

America Reads

Updates on policy and issues affecting education and literacy in America. www.ed.gov/inits/americareads

Head Start

This homepage is intended to improve access to resources and communications within the Head Start community. Information available includes: Programs, Current Initiatives and Events, Training & Technical Assistance Regional Network, National Head Start Bulletin Board System, Resource Library, Link to Head Start Research and Evaluation Home Page, List of Head Start Grantees, and FAQ. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/

I Am Your Child

A campaign launched in April 1997 to raise public awareness and promote citizen engagement regarding the importance of the first three years of life. The website highlights efforts on the national, state and local level to improve services for young children and their families. This site contains some interesting statistics. www.iamyourchild.org

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

At the U.S. Department of Education, here is a site for the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education. This site contains great deal of interesting information and a list of important resources. www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ECI/

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)

NCPIE is dedicated to developing effective family/school partnerships in schools throughout America. Links include advocacy opportunities for parents in education. www.ncpie.org

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology

Media and materials leads you to a tour of two exemplary early childhood classrooms. It also provides a library of information and links to other sites. The emphasis is on special education. www.edc.org/FSC/NCIP/Tour/Intro.html

Coalition for America's Children

Consisting of 350 organizations working to improve the lives of America's children. Sponsored by the Benton Foundation, it contains several noteworthy campaigns for kids, and databases of facts and statistics (Get Smart and Kid's Count) on how well your community is serving children. http://www.connectforkids.org/

National Parent-Teacher Association

Provides publications/links to PTAs and child advocacy organizations, and news about early childhood education. www.pta.org

Stand for Children

Includes a Virtual Petition for Healthy Children and action sheets on how to get involved in your community to help children. The site offers membership and provides insight on issue areas. www.stand.org


This site for kids includes activities and information on PBS's childrens programs such as Arthur, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, Shining Time Station, Sesame Street, Storytime, Theodore Tugboat, Tots TV, and other children's programming. www.pbs.org/kids/

American Educational Research Association

Is the most prominent international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical applications. This multilingual site includes publications and net resources. www.aera.net/resource

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Provides information about the ACEI, its two journals and other publications, and conferences and workshps offered from the membership. The site offers member ship and other limited resources. www.udel.edu/bateman/acei/




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