Listed here are two that may be found in the list below, but they were of special interest to me so I listed them first………………
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
This sites offers an array of information for children and families; you can purchase items from their store, read helpful articles about the development and education of children and find information on upcoming conferences in various locations.
World Forum Foundation
This organization is for educators all around the world. Their mission is, “to promote an on-going global exchange of
ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings”—World Forum Foundation
Here’s more helpful resources from various organizations as well as articles that may be useful….
- NAEYC. (2009). Developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/dap
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on child abuse prevention. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/ChildAbuseStand.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on school readiness. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/Readiness.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/diversity.pdf
- NAEYC. (2003). Early childhood curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation: Building an effective, accountable system in programs for children birth through age 8. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/pscape.pdf
- NAEYC. (2009, April). Early childhood inclusion: A summary. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/DEC_NAEYC_ECSummary_A.pdf
- Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. (2010). Infant-toddler policy agenda. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_pub_infanttodller
- FPG Child Development Institute. (2006, September). Evidence-based practice empowers early childhood professionals and families. (FPG Snapshot, No. 33). Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap33.pdf
Turnbull, A., Zuna, N., Hong, J. Y., Hu, X., Kyzar, K., Obremski, S., et al. (2010). Knowledge-to-action guides. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 42-53.
- World Forum Foundation
This link connects you to the mission statement of this organization. Make sure to watch the media segment on this webpage
- World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Read about OMEP’s mission.
- Association for Childhood Education International
Click on “Mission/Vision” and “Guiding Principles and Beliefs” and read these statements.
- World Forum Foundation
Selected Early Childhood Organizations
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- The Division for Early Childhood
- Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
- Harvard Education Letter
- FPG Child Development Institute
- Administration for Children and Families Headstart’s National Research Conference
- Children’s Defense Fund
- Center for Child Care Workforce
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research
- National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education
- National Child Care Association
- National Institute for Early Education Research
- Voices for America’s Children
- The Erikson Institute
Selected Professional Journals (Available through Walden University Library)
- YC Young Children
- Journal of Child & Family Studies
- Child Study Journal
- Multicultural Education
- Early Childhood Education Journal
- Journal of Early Childhood Research
- International Journal of Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Developmental Psychology
- Social Studies
- Maternal & Child Health Journal
- International Journal of Early Years Education
These are a few more sites, not listed above but great sites for parents, teachers and/or educators…..
This site offers information on child development and it offers an array of educational materials.
Teachers Pay Teachers
This site awards you the opportunity to get and share ideas with other educators; it is, “an open marketplace for educators”—Teachers Pay Teachers
This site is for parents and educators; it offers advice, information, and educational materials for children within various age groups.