- One of the outside links is to Early Head Start National Resource Center. This site provides a wealth of information for childcare providers from birth to three. There is information on trainings, safety information, and links to government websites. There is also a special section which is designed for home-based childcare.
- The website has links to tip sheets that give information to child care providers about child development & early learning, family engagement & relationships, and health safety & nutrition. One that I found particularly relevant was one on working with teen parents.
- One of the links in the latest e-newsletter was “Advocacy Alert.” It outlines ways people can help advocate for children. Particularly relevant are the infant-toddler policy issues which focus on good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences.
- There is a statement on investing in early childhood education from Matthew Melmed, executive director of zero to three. It clearly outlines the issues of quality and accessibility of early childhood education. The article can be found at http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/1-23-08_Investing_in_Early_Education_Testimony.pdf?docID=4841
- I found the information fact sheet on Texas particularly interesting. It shows the demographics of the child population and the programs that are currently available. I did not realize how many at risk children lived in Texas.