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Links: Head Start State Collaboration Project

We've compiled a list of sites that provide a wealth of information on Head Start programs in North Dakota and other states, child development and early childhood education, teaching, parenting, child care, day care, and other topics of interest to parents, teachers, and families.

Associations

Council of Chief State School Officers
www.ccsso.org
A listing is made available on this site of all state school officers who have information on public education across the United States.
National Association for Family Child Care
www.nafcc.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
www.naeyc.org
NAEYC is America's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others in the community dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
www.naccrra.net
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to parents, child care professionals, NACCRRA members, and child care advocates.
National Child Care Association
www.nccanet.org
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
www.nhsa.org
The National Head Start Association, a private, nonprofit membership organization devoted to concerns of the Head Start community, has a special section on partnerships on their home page which links to additional pages on Activities and Training and Technical Assistance. The Activities section lists brief synopses of activities and projects involving the NHSA Partnership Office and Head Start programs in collaboration with other organizations and corporations. The Training and Technical Assistance section contains an outline of proposed training objectives and benefits.
National American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Collaboration Office (NAIANHSCO):
http://www.ece.aed.org/publications/naian.html
American Indian and Alaskan Native Collaboration documents.
North Dakota Head Start Association
www.ndheadstart.com/
The North Dakota Head Start Association advocates for quality programs for children and families. The association represents programs and communicates their challenges to those who can facilitate change in order to provide quality services to children and families.

Child Care

Center for the Child Care Workforce
www.ccw.org/
Child Care Bureau
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/
The Child Care Bureau's website provides Child Care and Head Start collaboration eligibility determination information, such as ACYF-PIQ-CC-99-02, issued February 28, 1999. That issuance encourages State Lead Agencies to establish a different eligibility period for children in collaboratively funded slots. Information is available about the length of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) eligibility for children in slots that are collaboratively funded.
Healthy Child Care
www.healthychild.net
Journal publishing useful articles on safety and health practices for children in child care.
 
North Dakota Child Care Resouce and Referral
www.ndchildcare.org
North Dakota Infant Toddler Enrichment Program
www.nd4childcare.org
The Infant Toddler Training curriculum was developed by West Ed. Laboratories and is widely used to train those who work with very young children. The Infant Toddler Training Program offers a total of 40 hours of training, divided into four topic modules. Each module focuses on a specific aspect of caring for young children, from up the environment to working with families. Contact Kathy Johnson, the ITEP Coordinator, at (701) 530-2526 or (800) 223-1510.
Soho Center - Child/2000 Project
www.child2000.org
An organization that works to improve child care for large numbers of children in communities across America by piloting innovative, cost-effective outreach, networking and training strategies. Also develops materials that directly enhance children's literacy and school success with a primary focus on parents and child care providers.

Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

Community Action Region VIII Head Start Program
www.dickinson.k12.nd.us
The Head Start program of Community Action Region VIII, which serve the counties of Adams, Bowman, Billings, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope, and Stark.
Early Childhood Care and Development
www.ecdgroup.com
Consultative group on Early Childhood Care and Development is an international consortium of donor organizations, foundations and non-government organizations addressing needs of children from birth to age 8 and their families.
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
ECLKC is a division of the Office of Head Start (Dept. of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families) which provides valuable information and management services to Head Start programs.
Early Childhood News
www.earlychildhoodnews.com
Early Childhood Research and Practice publishes articles which cover emerging practice, research, policy, care and education of children from birth to age 8.
Early Childhood Research and Practice
ecrp.uiuc.edu/index.html
Listing of early childhood research and practice articles covering emerging practice, research, policy, care and education of children from birth to eight years of age.
Earlychildhood.com
www.earlychildhood.com
Features advice from experts in the early childhood field, information on activities, and a forum for idea sharing.
Future of Children
www.futureofchildren.org
Information on critical issues related to children's well-being. Emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies and encouraging constructive change in institutions.
Minot Public School Head Start and Early Head Start
www.minot.k12.nd.us/headstart/
The Minot Head Start provides comprehensive child development, health nutrition, and family services to enrolled children in a center based preschool program. The Minot Head Start provides a combination home based and center based program including child development, health, and nutrition to enrolled families.
SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency
www.sendcaa.org
The Head Start and Early Head Start programs of SENDCAA, which serves the counties of Cass, Richland, Ransom, and Sargent.

Child Health and Health Care

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
academyhealth.org/about/index.htm
The Academy serves as a professional home and technical assistance resource for researchers and policy professionals. It is committed to the vision of improving health and health care by generating new knowledge and moving knowledge into action.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
www.aap.org
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This web site contains information relevant to infant, child, and adolescent health, including news briefs, American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements, and sections on child health advocacy and research, as well as on patient and professional education materials.

 

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