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Academy for Educational Development • Information on promising practices.

Administration for Children and Families Page • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Afterschool Alliance • The Lights On Afterschool! people; Resources, research, publications, Promising Practices. • Federal resources, topics, best practices.

American Academy of Pediatrics • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit) Program • Nutritional and activity needs of low-income and minority youth ages 10-14.

Cartoonster • Site created by a teen uses simple tutorials to teach basics of cartoon animation.

Center for Career Development at Wheelock College • Technical assistance, training, materials, and research to build a diverse, well-trained, competent, and fairly compensated early childhood workforce and leadership to create high-quality programs for all children.

Center for Child Care Workforce • The Center for the Child Care Workforce has been working since 1978 to bring fair wages to those who provide care to our nation's millions of children.

Child Care Aware • A nonprofit initiative whose mission is to ensure that every parent has access to good information about finding quality child care and resources in their community, through national consumer marketing and by raising visibility for local child care resource and referral agencies.

Child Care Bureau • The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

Child Care Plus+ • Child Care Plus+ provides training, technical assistance and resources important for successful inclusion of young children with disabilities in early childhood programs.

Child Welfare Information Gateway • Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect; A national resource that provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Child Welfare League of America • CWLA is an association of more than 1,100 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.

Children's Defense Fund • National advocacy voice for children and youth. The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Cool Math 4 Kids • Math site for kids, with info for teachers and parents, too.

Council for Professional Recognition • The Council’s mission is to increase the status and recognition of early care and education professionals who care for children from birth through 5 years of age in child care centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors. As part of the Council’s mission to professionalize the early child care field, a training team travels across the country to conduct workshops and seminars for early childhood educators and publishes books and manuals which report on the trends and developments in the field.

Council of Chief State School Officers • The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education.

Cradleboard • Kid-friendly source for info about American Indian history and contributions; Info for teachers as well.

CYFERnet (Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network) • Lots of resources, further links, web sites for kids (Extension 4-H).

Department of Education • United States Department of Education website.

Department of Labor • United States Department of Labor website.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education • The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and is administered by the National Library of Education.

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Families and Work Institute • Families and Work Institute is a non-profit organization that addresses the changing nature of work and family life.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) • Nourish Their Bodies, Feed Their Minds, a guide for afterschool programs.

The Foundation Center • Info on grant writing, links to grants and foundations.

Free Management Library • Management tools for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Fun Brain • Math and word games.

Great Web Sites for Kids • All sites are reviewed and approved by the American Library Association.

Harvard Family Research Project • Information on afterschool/out-of-school time evaluation issues.

Inclusive Child Care Program • Child care assistance for families of children and youth with special needs.

Invention at Play • Fabulous interactive site from the Smithsonian.

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K - O

Kid Bibs • Click on the Pencil icon for literacy learning tips.

LDOnLine • Resources on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, other professionals, and kids.

National AfterSchool Association • Membership organization with national conference, national program standards and accreditation process (Formerly the Nat’l School Age Care Association).  NAA's mission is to be the leading voice of the after-school profession dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) • The NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies • NACCRRA provides national leadership to building quality child care systems, community by community and neighborhood by neighborhood.

National Black Child Development Information Center • Since 1970 The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) a nonprofit organization has provided and supported programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities in: Early Health and Education, Health, Elementary and Secondary Education, Child Welfare, and Parenting.

National Center for Children in Poverty • The mission of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is to identify and promote strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor.

National Child Care Association • The Mission of the National Child Care Association is to promote the growth and safeguard the interest of quality childhood care and eduacation focusing on licensed, private providers of these services.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities • Tons of resources regarding children and youth with disabilities or other special needs; Includes a webpage for young people.

National Geographic • Lots of ever-changing interactive exhibits.

National Head Start Association • A private not-for profit membership organization representing the 865,000 children, upwards of 170,000 staff and nearly 2,100 Head Start programs in America.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities • NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

National Institute on Out-of-School Time • Our mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours. Fact sheets, TA papers, videos (including Links to Learning), publications.

National Network for Child Care • NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land-grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. Networks with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.

National Youth Development Information Center • A project of The National Assembly through its affinity group, the National Collaboration for Youth (click HERE for links to NCY member sites). Provides practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations at low cost or no cost; Tons of youth development materials related to funding, staffing, programming, research, evaluation, statistics.

Ology • Science-rich website for 7-12 year olds from the American Museum of Natural History.

Oregon AfterSchool for Kids (Oregon ASK) • A state network for programs serving children and youth (K-12) in a wide variety of out-of-school time settings. Resources and information.

Oregon Child Care Division • The Child Care Division supports working families by developing and maintaining a comprehensive statewide system of child-care services that are safe, high quality, affordable, and accessible. Information on child care licensing,child care tax credits, and child care research.

Oregon Child Care Division - Rules for Child Care Registration, Inspection & Certification • Includes information on rules for the certification of group child care homes; rules for the certification of child care centers; proposed rules for certification of child care centers; and rules for family child care registration.

Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network • Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) services are a vital part of Oregon's child care system. Resource and Referral agencies serve all the system's constituents: parents, providers, employers, and communities.

Oregon Commission For Child Care • The mission of the Oregon Commission for Child Care is to advise the Governor and Legislature on the issues, problems, and solutions related to affordable, quality child care in Oregon; and and to advocate for the availability of safe, quality and affordable child care. Annual reports to the governor & legislature regarding child care issues.

Oregon Commission on Children and Families • Oregon’s Child Everyone’s Business; Oregon Partners for Children and Families; Oregon Positive Youth Development; Get Real Oregon!

Oregon Department of Education • Learning standards, statistical info related to achievement, student demographics, 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

Oregon Environmental Council • Info on qualifying as an "eco-friendly" child care setting.

Oregon School Age Coalition • A membership organization for professionals linking with school age youth in afterschool. Resources, training information.

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Perpetual Preschool • This site was built to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children. While visiting, hands-on participation is encouraged!

Portland State University - Population Research Center • Statistical info related to Oregon census and economic information.

Portland State University - Child & Family Studies Program • A new program of undergraduate studies focuses on young children and their families. The program has been collaboratively designed by faculty and professionals from varied disciplines at Portland State University and Oregon Health Sciences University in cooperation with community agencies and institutions.

Promising Practices in Afterschool • Searchable database, program activities, additional links and resources.

ReadWriteThink • Many literacy learning activity ideas from National Council of Teachers of English.

Reading Rockets • Materials to support literacy. (For the Spanish language version, go HERE.)

School Age Notes • Develops and provides information, technical assistance and resources concerning children and youth in out-of-school settings before and after school and during vacations; Leading publisher and book distributor; Publishes monthly newsletter.

Search Institute • Developmental Assets (infant thru adolescent)

SFS Kids Fun with Music • San Francisco Symphony interactive kids site; Music Lab is worth the visit.

Sparktop • An interactive site for kids who learn differently to create stuff, play games, and communicate with other kids.

Starchild • Website learning center from NASA that features projects and lesson plans • Tons of resources for teachers, families, and young people related to fighting hate, and promoting tolerance and social justice.

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U - Z

Yuckiest Site on the Internet • Discovery Channel’s site for the really gross and yucky; Includes great facts, crafts, recipes.

Zero to Three Brain Research • The nation's leading resource on the first three years of life. A national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

ZOOM • Parent and Teachers link includes science and engineering.

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