Washington State Training and Registration System
This online registry helps child care providers track their annual STARS training and learn about what training is available statewide.
Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network
The Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral website has links to all the local CCR&R agencies in the state. Also lots of wonderful information about issues impacting child care.
Information about college scholarships for licensed family child providers and child care center staff.
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
WAEYC is the professional association for those who work with young children, aged birth to eight, in Washington State. WAEYC provides information about professional development and educational opportunities. WAEYC also provides information about advocacy issues in Washington State and is a voice for quality early education.
Learn about the best ways to enhance young children's development as well as campaigns across the state.
Thrive By Five
Washington's public-private partnership that strives to ensure all children in our state succeed in school and in life.
Washington Learns is Governor Gregoire's initiative to examine our state's education system—from early learning to K–12 to higher education—and find ways to improve it.
Department of Early Learning
The Division of Child Care and Early Learning licenses and regulates child care homes and centers in the state of Washington. Visit their website to learn more.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Come here to check out the latest information on NAEYC's conferences and publications, plus information on accreditation, advocacy, policy issues, and NAEYC membership. Our local chapter is the Blue Mountain Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.bmaeyc.org
The Talaris Institute provides cutting-edge research and tools to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
The Idea Box
All the curriculum and activity ideas you need in one place.
National Child Care Information Center
Visit this site to find information on research and initiatives going on in the child care field. This page is also an excellent source for information on each state's ratios, teacher qualifications, demographics, and more.
NACCRRA- National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
NACCRRA is the national network of community-based child care resource and referral agencies. NACCRRA provides technical consultation and resources to member child care resource and referral agencies. Visit this website to find out more information and discover the benefits of membership.
NAFCC- National Association for Family Child Care
The mission of NAFCC is to support the profession of family child care and to encourage high-quality care for children. NAFCC promotes high-quality family child care through accreditation, leadership training, technical assistance, public education, and policy initiatives. Visit the website to find out more about this organization.
Comprehensive Health Education Foundation
C.H.E.F.® is committed to what health education can do for individuals and communities. Learn about how we can be your partners in prevention and education.
Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. We do this by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide, and by connecting parents with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers. Visit this website to find information and resources for both parents and professionals.
Jane Nelson's site about positive discipline. Question of the week as well as many informative articles about positive discipline for all age groups.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Some highlights of this website include a study on cost, quality and outcomes, state child care regulations, and national safety standards. An extensive links page with resources on everything from lead poisoning to playground safety is useful for both parents and child care providers.
The American Library Association
This section, or index, of the larger ALA site has great resources for both children and parents. For children and teens, there are pages that highlight good websites to visit, and recommended reading and software. For parents, there is information on adult reference and media materials, a link to Booklist magazine, and much more.
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