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Early Childhood Investment Corporation
The Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) was created in August of 2005 to ensure that every young child in Michigan has a Great Start and arrives at the kindergarten door healthy and ready to succeed in school, with parents who are committed to educational achievement.
http://www.ecic4kids.org/#home

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids- Michigan
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan is a non-profit anti-crime organization led by 350 Michigan police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other law enforcement leaders, and crime survivors who know that some of the most powerful weapons in our arsenal to fight crime are programs proven to help kids get the right start in life.
http://www.fightcrime.org/mi/index.php

Healthy Child America
The HCCA program is a collaborative effort of health professionals and child care providers working to improve the early education and health and safety of children in out-of-home child care. This includes increasing access to preventive health services, safe physical environments, and a medical home for all children. The program also strives to increase pediatrician participation and effectiveness in providing high-quality care and promoting early education and children's health and well-being.
http://www.healthychildcare.org/

Pre-K Now
At Pre-K Now we:
Provide targeted financial and technical assistance to advocates and other leaders working to secure policy changes and public funds that will improve the availability and quality of state-funded pre-k programs; Educate policymakers about the need for pre-k; and Raise public awareness about the need for pre-k for all children.
http://www.preknow.org/

The First Five Years Fund
Seeks to increase the number of policymakers, private foundations and business leaders who believe in the value of supporting young children early, intensively and over time. The goal is to ensure that the interests of at-risk children from birth to age five are included in policy and funding decisions across the country and to attract substantial additional public/private sector investment in the early childhood field.
http://ffyf.org/

Voices for Michigan's Children
Voices for Michigan's Children is a statewide, independent voice for children and their families. We work with lawmakers, business leaders, and communities to make Michigan a place where all children have the opportunity to thrive.
http://www.michiganschildren.org/

Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
https://www.zerotothree.org/

Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families
The economic and political well-being of any society requires a well-educated citizenry. Brookings’s work has extended beyond the K-12 bookends to include pre-school interventions, higher education and the challenges of education in developing countries. Experts are tackling fundamental issues on the role of education in the national and global economy.
http://www.brookings.edu/ccf

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Drawing on the full breadth of intellectual resources available across Harvard University’s schools and affiliated hospitals, the Center on the Developing Child generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of closing the gap between what we know and what we do to support positive life outcomes for children, particularly those who are vulnerable, in the United States and globally. http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu

Cornell Linking Economic Development and Child Care 50 State Database
Many organizations provide data on early care and education. This database provides an overview of all current, national sources of comparative data on the early care and education sector including: child care economic data, demographic data, and early care and education program (policy) data. Thirty one sources are profiled. These include federal census and administrative data, federal survey data, and national organizations that collect or maintain comparative data on children and families or early care and education more generally.
http://government.cce.cornell.edu/doc/reports
/childcare/50state.asp

Early Childhood Research Collaborative
The Early Childhood Research Collaborative, sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Early Education & Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, fosters multidisciplinary research on early childhood development from birth to age 8. The coverage of topics is wide and includes evaluation and policy analysis of early learning programs, family, school, economic, and community influences as well as biological and psychological foundations of child health and well-being. Established in 2006, the Collaborative explores links between early education and economic development, public health, K-12 education and other connections. The Collaborative promotes new research, convenes researchers from many different fields, provides web resources, and disseminates research through a Discussion Paper Series.
http://www.earlychildhoodcentral.org/node/266

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
This Encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge. It covers 37 topics related to the psychosocial development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.
http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/en-ca/home.html

The Future of Children
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of The Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy. The project publishes two journals and policy briefs each year, and provides various short summaries of our work. Topics range widely -- from income policy to family issues to education and health – with children’s policy as the unifying element. The senior editorial team is diverse, representing two institutions and multiple disciplines.
http://www.futureofchildren.org

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank Working Papers on Early
Some might question the topic's relevance to the Federal Reserve, but as the conference title suggests, early childhood development is an issue with strong economic implications. James Lyon, first vice president at the Minneapolis Fed, put it clearly in his opening remarks: "One of the charges of the district Fed banks is to provide analysis and insight into regional economic development. State and local governments have been debating how to best use public funds to encourage economic growth, and research has shown that early childhood development programs should be viewed as economic development."
http://minneapolisfed.org/publications_papers/studies/
earlychild/index.cfm

The National Economic Development and Law Center
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities. We develop and promote innovative solutions that help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure.
http://www.insightcced.org

National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life. The Institute offers independent research-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers, journalists, researchers, and educators.
http://www.nieer.org

The Pew Charitable Trusts Advancing Quality Pre-Kindergarten For All
Pre-K Now is a public education and advocacy campaign that advances high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds. We are a project of the Pew Center on the States and receive generous support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and other funders. At Pre-K Now, we:

  • provide targeted financial and technical assistance to advocates and other leaders working to secure policy changes and public funds that will improve the availability and quality of state-funded pre-k programs;
  • educate policymakers about the need for pre-k; and
  • raise public awareness about the need for pre-k for all children.
    http://www.preknow.org

Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health
The PRC has three major research foci. The first is the examination of the long-term impact of a program of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses on the health and development of low-income, first-time mothers and their families. With funding from the NIH, other federal agencies, and private philanthropies, longitudinal follow-ups of randomized trials of this program are being conducted in Elmira, New York; Memphis, Tennessee; and Denver, Colorado. The longitudinal follow-ups look at program effects on maternal economic self-sufficiency, substance abuse, and children's adaptive functioning, including mental health, criminal behavior, and productive life-course as the children reach adolescence and young adulthood.
Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this Web site, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others.
http://www.childcareresearch.org/discover/index.jsp

Child Development Center, Wilder Foundation
The Wilder Child Development Center (CDC) is a full-day child care and early childhood education program for children ages 16 months to kindergarten who reside in greater Saint Paul. The program is designed to promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of participants, including age-appropriate proficiency in personal and social skills, language and literacy, and mathematical thinking. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) National Academy of Early Childhood Development Programs.
http://www.wilder.org/444.0.html

Early Childhood Coalition, Blandin Foundation
The Coalition is a part of the statewide Early Childhood Initiative launched by the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIFS) with major funding from the McKnight Foundation. Over the last three years 36 Early Childhood Coalitions have been developed across Rural Minnesota. The MIFS have also partnered with Ready 4 K, an early childhood advocacy organization created to develop a comprehensive early childhood support network within Minnesota.
http://blandinfoundation.org/resources/case-studies/children-first

Education and Early Learning, Committee for Economic Development
CED's 2002 report Preschool for All emphasized that all children deserve the opportunity to start school ready to learn, both mentally and physically. As other industrialized countries have recognized, both a child's future and a nation's economic future increasingly depends on giving children a strong start. The report calls for free, high quality preschool education on a voluntary basis for all children age 3 and over who have not yet entered kindergarten.
https://www.ced.org/policies/education/category/early-childhood

Education and the Workforce, The Business Roundtable
To help Americans prosper and to maintain U.S. innovation leadership, policies must support world-class education and lifelong learning systems for all Americans, ensure that the U.S. continues to welcome the world's best and brightest minds, and promote public and private investments that foster breakthrough research and development.
http://businessroundtable.org/issues/education-workforce/committee

Foundation for Child Development
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) is a national, private philanthropy dedicated to the principle that all families should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated and productive members of their communities. The Foundation seeks to understand children, particularly the disadvantaged, and to promote their well-being. We believe that families, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses and government at all levels share complementary responsibilities in the critical task of raising new generations.
https://www.fcd-us.org/

Human Capital Research Collaborative
The HCRC is a partnership of the University of Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy. The HCRC’s approach is integrative and representative of the cross-college and university-wide interest in advancing research and scholarship on the identification and dissemination of cost-effective interventions, programs, and policies from birth to the transition to adulthood.
https://hcrc.umn.edu/

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) Online Library
The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders.
https://www.loc.gov/item/9649d7233c3109dd30ee01610f83e601/

National Education Association
We, the members of the National Education Association of the United States, are the voice of education professionals. Our work is fundamental to the nation, and we accept the profound trust placed in us. Our vision is a great public school for every student. Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
http://www.nea.org/

National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life. The Institute offers independent research-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers, journalists, researchers, and educators.
http://nieer.org/

Strategies for Children: Early Education for All Campaign
The Early Education for All Campaign's vision is to improve the well-being of Massachusetts children and families by ensuring that all children (0-14) have access to high-quality early education and care, by first building on the identified strong public and political support to ensure universal access to high-quality early education for three-, four-, and five-year olds.
http://www.strategiesforchildren.org/EEA.html

The Trust for Early Education
The Trust for Early Education (TEE) was established in 2002 to provide a strong advocacy voice for high quality, voluntary pre-K for all three and four-year olds. We work at the state and federal levels to educate policy makers, the media and the general public about the potential that pre-kindergarten offers to improve outcomes for America's young children.
http://www.trustforlearning.org/

Web-Based Resources on Building Early Childhood Systems
The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, early childhood development, pediatrics, and economics. Great science-based publications on many early childhood topics. Required reading for anyone who wants to have the irrefutable evidence at his or her fingertips for the science-based arguments.
http://www.developingchild.net

Ounce of Prevention Fund
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.
http://www.ounceofprevention.org

Impacts of Early Childhood Programs
A set of briefs from the Brookings Institution, provide high-quality evidence on several early childhood interventions and their impact on children and families. The interventions include State Pre-K, Head Start, Early Head Start, Model Early Childhood Programs, and Nurse Home Visiting Programs.
https://www.brookings.edu/research/impacts-of-early-childhood-programs/

Early Care and Learning
The achievement gap for low-income young children starts early in life and is difficult to reverse. What science tells us about brain development, along with what we know from economic analysis, makes it clear that investing in high-quality early care and learning is essential to reducing this gap.
http://nccp.org/topics/earlycareandlearning.html

CLASP: Policy Solutions That Work for Low-Income People
CLASP is a nonprofit public policy and advocacy organization. CLASP conducts research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy on issues related to economic security and family stability for low-income parents, children, and youth. CLASP analyzes proposed federal and state legislation, laws, and regulations. Upon request, CLASP also testifies before Congress and state legislatures.
http://www.clasp.org/

Build Foundations for our Youngest Children
A national initiative of states who are engaged in early childhood system building. State reports and other publications of use in your planning and messaging.
http://www.buildinitiative.org/

Smart Start
Smart Start National TA Center has useful publications on the Smart Start system in North Carolina as well as resources from other states which may be of interest. Smart Start is the oldest EC system in the country at 15 years, and counting.
http://www.smartstart.org/

National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy
Follow this link to look at an important series of publication, dense with information on the different components of an early childhood system and best practices for system building work.
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ohs-tta/ncechw.html

The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
The Center provides products, training materials, conferences and workshops on topics relating to technology, early childhood, children with disabilities, and more.
http://www.wiu.edu/thecenter/index.php

Education World – Early Childhood
Created to celebrate and support the creativity and dedication of all those who participate in the education of young children. Teachers, parents, aides, and administrators are encouraged to explore these resources and share your ideas for working with young children.
http://www.education-world.com/a_earlychildhood/

Technology Literacy Resources
List of interactive website for teachers or parents to work with children
http://techknow.wikispaces.com/

 

























































Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children,
TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to view, download and use.
http://www.challengingbehavior.org/index.htm

NYU Child Study Center: Giving Children Back their Childhood
The New York University Child Study Center (CSC) was established with a mission to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders by eliminating the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder, conducting research and disseminating scientific findings to improve the practices of professionals serving children and influencing child-related public policy.
http://www.aboutourkids.org/

The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
The Center provides products, training materials, conferences and workshops on topics relating to technology, early childhood, children with disabilities, and more.
http://www.wiu.edu/thecenter/index.php

Education World –Early Childhood
Created to celebrate and support the creativity and dedication of all those who participate in the education of young children. Teachers, parents, aides, and administrators are encouraged to explore these resources and share your ideas for working with young children.
http://www.education-world.com/a_earlychildhood/

Technology Literacy Resources
List of interactive website for teachers or parents to work with children.
http://techknow.wikispaces.com/

Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=homepage




 



 
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