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Education, Quality Care

Edutopia: The Lucas Foundation


Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas, Edutopia is committed to transforming K-12 education to better prepare students to become lifelong learners and develop the skills needed in the 21st century. The group works to infuse schools with rigorous, project-based learning and access to new technology; while not neglecting social and emotional learning skills.

Child Development, Infants, Toddlers, Quality Care

First Thousand Days


The First 1,000 Days is the leading not-for-profit organization focused on improving the earliest stages of a child’s life, including a focus on the health and well-being of the mother from pregnancy through the first two years.

Child Development, Infants, Toddlers

Do the first 1000 days determine the rest of your life?

DeeDee Yates at TEDxWindhoek

Though not many of us know it, a whole lot hinges on our first 1 000 days. This time period is crucial as it affects areas such as physical growth, peer skills as well as emotional and social development...

NAEYC, Behavior Studies, Education

Education for a Civil Society

Dan Gartell

It matters that children gain, through teacher guidance, the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in and participate civilly in modern, democratic society....

Policy, Quality Care

ChildCare Aware:


Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. As America’s most trusted childcare resource, the organization’s vision that high quality, affordable childcare will be available to everyone.

Behavior Studies, Child Development, Quality Care

Center on the Developing Child


The site provides emphasis on Brain Architecture, Toxic Stress, Executive Function, Self-Regulation, Resilience and more.

Education, Child Development, Quality Care

The Heckman Equation: Return on Investments in Early Childhood

Nobel Laureate James J. Heckman:

This Nobel Memorial Prize winner is an expert in the field of the economics of human development; and conducts groundbreaking work showing how quality early childhood development significantly affects health, economic and social outcomes both for individuals and society at large.

NAEYC, Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Child Development

Literacy Learning for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschool

Tanya S Wright, Sonia Cabell, Neil K Duke, Mariana Souto

Birth to age 5 is a critical period in building the foundation for later success in reading and writing. From some of the foremost early literacy development experts in the field comes this practical resource that is a must-have for all educators of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers...

Policy, Quality Care

Build Initiative: The Strongest Foundation for Our Youngest Children


The BUILD Initiative works with state leaders from the private and public sectors to help form policy, provide services, and encourage advocacy that will help children to succeed. Focusing on the needs of children from birth to age 5, the Initiative assists in developing systems, programs, services and policies on a state level.

Infants, Toddlers, Child Development

Improving early child development with words

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald at TEDxAtlanta

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is leveraging the simple practice of talking to babies and toddlers to nourish their brains and set them up for better performance in school and life.

NAEYC, Child Development, Education, Quality Care, Family Care, Toddlers, Infants, Behavior Studies

NAEYC Public Broadcast


The National Association for The Education of Young Children and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NAEYC Radio. Rae Pica and Jerlean Daniel host the program that will focus on a different topic each month.

NAEYC, Family Care

Hear our Voices: Engaging in Partnerships that Honor Families

Bweikia Foster Steen

Through authentic dialogue with families, the author illustrates what teachers and administrators must understand to effectively establish reciprocal family partnerships.

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