Idaho CareLine: In Idaho, Dial 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588
Early Learning Links
Brain: The World Inside Your head — Facts separate from the myths, and mysteries unfold in this fascinating interactive exhibit of the brain on display at the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., or via this informative new web site.
Civitan International Research Center — The Center's mission is to improve the well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families affected by mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Site also includes valuable early intervention research.
Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development — International resources on child development and education, with research findings and program recommendations.
Early Head Start - Contains information on the Early Head Start Program and articles on early childhood education practices, health, and safety.
earlychildhood.com — The source of information for all who share an interest in improving the education and general life experience of young children. It's a place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education — Provides information and resources on child development, education, and care of children from birth through early adolescence.
Family Education Network — A searchable database of on-line articles with lots of information on child development and education, with expert advise on parent questions.
Great Sites from the American Library Association — Links to sites for kids, parents and educators on a wide variety of topics: Children's Literature, Storytelling and Puppetry, Educators and Librarians, Home Schooling Families, and Parents and Caregivers.
Head Start and Early Head Start Contacts — The Head Start program provides comprehensive services to low income families and children from birth to five years of age. This link provides a listing of contacts for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Idaho.
Parents’ Action for Children (formerly I Am Your Child) — A national public awareness campaign about early childhood development, building a national network of parents to make life better for children and families.
New Assessment: Early Childhood Resources — The mission of the New Assessment: Early Childhood Resources web site is to advance the field of early childhood and intervention in the area of assessment by promoting recommended practices including innovative assessment models, processes and resources that benefit young children and their families.
Parents as Teachers — An internationally respected family education and support program for parents with children from birth through age 5; the program is for all families.
Reach Out and Read (ROR) — An innovative national pediatric early literacy program that introduces children as young as six months of age to the world of books through the combined efforts of pediatricians, educators and volunteer readers.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children — The nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and other dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs. The site includes information for parents and professionals (age-appropriate activities and other resources) and a list of NAEYC-accredited learning centers.
United States Department of Education — This award-winning site is designed to help pursue the President's initiatives, including No Child Left Behind, and advance the Department's mission to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. The link goes directly to the Early Childhood resources.
Zero to Three — From the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, Zero to Three is dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. The organization disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the first three years of life. Also, see Brain Wonders - Helping Babies Grow and Develop. This site is designed to provide parents, caregivers and pediatric and family clinicians with meaningful information about early brain development and the relationships between babies and their parents and caregivers that support intellectual and social-emotional development.