Recommended Websites

Recommended Websites

  • Zero To Three – Zero To Three works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
  • Alliance for Early Success – The Alliance for Early Success is a catalyst for bringing state, national, and funding partners together to improve state policies for children, starting at birth and continuing through age eight.
  • Child Development Institute – The goal of our website is to promote healthy development to enable children to reach their true potential for a successful and rewarding life.
  • Center on the Developing Child – The Center on the Developing Child’s diverse activities align around building an R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change.
  • Child Trends – Child Trends improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.
  • Early Childhood Apps – Scholastic offers to engage early childhood apps emphasizing early reading skills, discovery, learning, and emotional play with popular characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Astroblast, and WordGirl.
  • Early Childhood Research and Practice – Offers information about childhood development and early education between birth to eight. You’ll find information regarding practice, family involvement, and early education policy.
  • Early Learning in The Teacher Store – Offers early childhood products for both teachers and young children to meet all your teacher and classroom needs. You’ll find picture books, curriculum guides, literacy programs, classroom materials and more!
  • Education Resources Information Center – Using this online library of education research and information, you’ll find journal articles, research papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources materials that can support your work in early childhood classrooms.
  • The Heckman Equation – Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman’s work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.
  • High/Scope Educational Research Foundation – The High/Scope Foundation offers research, training, curriculum development, assessment materials, and more for early childhood educators. Explore early learning and language strategies and techniques on this site.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – Offers information on early childhood education and development and more. Join NAEYCin their commitment to improving the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth to age eight.
  • National Association for Family Child Care – Offers support for family child care providers, including accreditation and online training, and help for parents in finding high-quality child care for their young children.
  • The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies – What is the state of child care in our country? What is the highest ranked state child care center? What can child care resource and referral agencies do for parents looking for quality child care centers in their community? The NACCRRA website provides answers to these questions and more.
  • National Institute For Early Education Research – Learn about the status of early education,  the latest research in the field, legislation, and standards and policies.
  • North American Reggio Emilia Alliance – Learn more about the Reggio Emilia philosophy and how to implementReggio strategies into your own program. The Reggio website provides a conference calendar, certification process for becoming a teacher certified in Reggio Emilia, and information about arranging visits to Reggio schools.
  • Preschool Classroom Curriculum – Scholastic’s “Big Day for Pre-K” program utilizes current research about early learning for preschool classrooms to ensure that children build the academic and socio-emotional foundations they need to succeed in kindergarten. The program provides teachers with child-friendly themes and curriculum for the whole school year.
  • Ready Nation – Council for a Strong America is a national, bipartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure our next generation of Americans will be citizen-ready.
  • Smart Start Oklahoma – Smart Start is Oklahoma’s statewide early childhood initiative and serves as the state’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Smart Start Oklahoma seeks to provide better opportunities for the children and families in our state. Our mission is to lead Oklahoma in coordinating an early childhood system focused on strengthening families and school readiness for all children.
  • Urban Child Institute – The Urban Child Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health of the Mid-South population, particularly children. We pursue this goal through innovative initiatives focusing primarily on prevention and wellness, as well as associated educational and scientific research activities.