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.
- Council of Chief State School Officers
- 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
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- 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)
- 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
- National Head Start Association (NHSA)
- 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):
- American Indian and Alaskan Native Collaboration documents.
- North Dakota Head Start Association
- 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.
- Center for the Child Care Workforce
- Child Care Bureau
- 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
- Journal publishing useful articles on safety and health practices for children in child care.
- Child Care Aware of North Dakota
- North Dakota Infant Toddler Enrichment Program
- 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
- 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
- Early Childhood Care and Development
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Features advice from experts in the early childhood field, information on activities, and a forum for idea sharing.
- Future of Children
- 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.
Child Health and Health Care
- Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
- 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)
- 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.