Following is a list of organizations or publications providing information and resources for parents, educators and providers on early childhood care and education.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement - The Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) is a national center for research on early reading, representing a consortium of educators from five universities (the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, with the University of Southern California, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Georgia); teacher educators; teachers; publishers of texts, tests, and technology; professional organizations; and schools and school districts across the United States. CIERA's mission is to improve the reading achievement of America's children
Child Trends, Inc. - Child Trends, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis.
Disability is Natural - The mission of Disability is Natural is to encourage new ways of thinking about developmental disabilities,in the belief that our attitudes drive our actions, and changes in our attitudes and actions can help create a society where all children and adults with developmental disabilities have opportunities to live the lives of their dreams, included in all areas of life.
The Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative is home to a number of projects that focus on educating and raising young children. ECAP hosts research, technical assistance, and service projects..
Early Childhood Transition Timeline - IDEA Part C to Part B Transition: Federal & State Law
Early Childhood Transition Timeline in Plain Language - Transition of Children from Birth to 3 to LEA (School District)
Late Referrals to Part C - Late Referrals to Part C: B-3 and LEA Roles
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) - A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to parents seeking child care, child care professionals, and child care advocates.
National Association for the Education of Young Children - The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.
National Center for Early Development and Learning
Research at the National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL), focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.
National Parent Information Network (NPIN) - The purpose of NPIN is to provide information to parents and those who work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials.
Parents As Teachers - Parents as Teachers is a family education and support program for parents with children from birth through age five. The program is for all families.
What Does It Mean to be Ready for School? Very parent-friendly site for activities and appropriate expectations for the preschool years from the U.S. Dept. of Education:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - ECSE, 4 & 5 year old kindergarten, and more!
Early Childhood: http://ec.dpi.wi.gov/ and
Early Childhood Special Education: http://ec.dpi.wi.gov/ec_ecspedhm