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I Am Your Child

www.iamyourchild.org

I Am Your Child: In 1997 Rob and Michele Reiner joined forces with leading child development experts to help raise public awareness about the critical importance the prenatal period through the first early years plays in a child’s healthy brain development. Already a renowned film director, Reiner turned his talents to helping educate parents on this, and other topics of interest to the caregivers of our youngest children.

National Parent Information Network

http://npin.org/

National Parent Information Network provides information about educational software and services for middle school, high school, and college students. Creative, innovative and interactive products that empower students of all ages.

American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org/

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Safety Alerts & Consumer Product Recall

http://www.safetyalerts.com/

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol& Drug Information

http://www.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation’s one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

National Council of Family Relations

http://www.ncfr.org/

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provides an educational forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being.

Zero to Three

http://www.zerotothree.org/

Zero to Three is a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.

National Child Care Information Center

http://www.nccic.org/

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.

International Society of Infant Studies

http://www.isisweb.org/

The International Society on Infant Studies is a not-for-profit professional organization devoted to the promotion and dissemination of research on the development of infants.

La Leche League

http://www.lalecheleague.org/

La Leche League is an international organization providing information and support to breastfeeding mothers.

Children’s Defense Fund

http://www.childrensdefense.org/

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a private, nonprofit organization supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations. CDF encourages preventive investment before children get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

National Black Child Development Institute

http://www.nbcdi.org/

NBCDI’s mission is to improve and protect the quality of life of Black children and families.

World Association for Infant Mental Health

http://www.waimh.org/

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a not-for-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals. WAIMH’s central aim is to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.

Assoc. for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health  (APPPAH)

http://www.birthpsychology.com

NASW – National Association of Social Workers

http://www.socialworkers.org

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

American Public Health Association

http://www.apha.org

APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.

Consumer’s Product Safety Commission

http://www.cpsc.gov

The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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Early Childhood Education Resources

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An early childhood educator’s job is rewarding, but not without some challenges. All Education Schools found the most valuable early childhood education resources. What you’ll find on this site is a comprehensive library of websites, blogs, webinars, research and tools. Whether you’re just embarking on an early childhood education career or already work with children, you’ll find plenty of useful information.

Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children (DAEYC)

Professional Development

Becoming a profession of teachers and caregivers comes with a commitment to ongoing professional development (PD). Your Dallas AEYC offers PD opportunities throughout the year. Watch here for some of the opportunities coming up.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

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Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization providing information on cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment and continued care. We also offer an array of emotional and financial resources in the hopes of improving life for those affected by this condition.

Cerebral Palsy Group

www.cerebralpalsygroup.com

Our organization is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals with cerebral palsy.

What to Expect

www.whattoexpect.com

Prenatal depression is surprisingly common; help is available and it can make a big difference for both mom and baby. This link describes symptoms and treatments for prenatal depression that can improve the developmental outcomes for infants and toddlers whose mothers suffer from depression.

VeryWell | Know More, Feel Better

www.verywell.com

 As a top 5 health destination featuring expert content reviewed by board-certified physicians, Verywell takes a human approach to health and is a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical, often hard-to-understand health sites that many people may have difficulty using.

Grants for Single Mothers

www.singlemothergrants.org

This site helps financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs. The directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.

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