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General Sites for Early Childhood Education
National Child Care Information Center
A Federally funded organization which supports quality early childhood education initiatives. Provides a number of online publications, newsletters, and fact sheets.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Professional association which promotes excellence in early childhood education. The "Public Policy" link is of particular interest.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Free searchable database of quality resources including research reports, journal articles, books, government documents, etc. provided by a group of well-known non-profit child care organizations and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Early Childhood Education Online
A wide ranging collection of early childhood links associated with the email discussion group ECEOL-L.
For teachers and parents of children from infants to age 8. Hosts EarlychildhoodNEWS with articles and hot topics and curriculum and activities ideas.
National Network for Child Care
Resources and learning activities for children.
The Federal government site which provides information for parents, providers, and researchers.
Statistics About Children
Official Web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Child Development Sites
Children's Services Course Resources
From the North Coast Institute in Australia. Scroll down to the child development and child development theories links. Theorists include Bandura, Freud, Froebel, Kohlberg, Maslow, Montessori, Piaget, Reggio Emilia, Skinner, Steiner, and Vygotsky.
Commercial site has information on stages of development, research, theories of child development, learning styles, brain research, self-esteem, and links to other topics.
Child Development Institute
Commercial site provides information mainly for parents on such areas as prenatal, normal, intellectual, language, social/emotional, and physical development but also gives links to research topics.
The ABC of EDC
A knowledge base on early child development. A collection of articles on numerous aspects of early childhood development programs.
Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide
Describes and evaluates Web sites that contain research-based information about child development.
Early Child Development
A knowledge base on early child development.