Resources

Early Childhood Education
By Harvard Family Research Project
Draws from a body of research built over decades, promoting a systemic approach to family and community engagement in the earliest years of life.

Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP)
HFRP strives to promote more effective educational practices, programs and policies for disadvantaged children and youth by generating, publishing and disseminating research.

Head Start – Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
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Healthy Families America
Healthy Families America provides information to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start.

Helping Your Child Become a Reader
By U.S. Department of Education
Information – available in English and Spanish – about learning how to read, and activities and resources.

Office of Head Start (OHS)
OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services. Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services.

Office of Head start Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Resources – Office of the Administration for Children and Families, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
The OHS provides leadership and direction to programs through T/TA resources to support program staff in delivering high-quality services to children and families, and leading the field of early childhood care and education.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is the largest membership organization of early childhood professionals and works to increase public understanding and support for high quality programs for young children and their families through public policy and public education initiatives. They collaborate with media representatives and government representatives at all levels to advocate for services for children and families.

National Fatherhood Initiative
National Fatherhood Initiative’s mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children with involved, responsible, and committed fathers in their lives.

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The National PTA provides information for parents, teachers, students, principals, administrators and others interested in uniting the forces of home, school and community on behalf of children and youth.

Nurse Family Partnership
This is a maternal and early childhood health program.

One Book Project
By Library of Congress
The Library of Congress holds a National Book Festival every year to celebrate the nation’s creative writing community. Many states have joined to recognize the achievements of local authors. The idea behind One Book is that a state or city chooses a book and encourages everyone in that area to read the book and discuss it. Find a One Book project in your state or city. Or start your own project.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
The Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Parents as Teachers National Center
PAT trains parents to be parent educators in its nationally replicated program to provide parents with the information and support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. Parents become certified to conduct home visits, coordinate group meetings, conduct developmental screenings, and link parents with providers of service and support. Parent educators work in partnership with the school and the community. Offers a variety of training and technical assistance.

Safe Kids Pennsylvania
Safe Kids Pennsylvania promotes the prevention of childhood injuries in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration and advocacy, and provides information and resources on their website.

Terrific Transitions
A collaborative effort of the SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory and the National Head Start Association
This website provides a wide variety of transition information and resources for families, professionals and community partnerships to use as they address children’s transitions into kindergarten.

ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.