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Recommended Websites for Parents and Families
NAEYC

The Right Choice for Kids
www.rightchoiceforkids.org was created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to inform families about the importance of high-quality early childhood education programs for young children. Many family-friendly resources are available on this site.


We Give Books
www.wegivebooks.org is a free website to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers. It enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. Choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, a book is donated to a leading literacy group.


GetUp Montgomery County
www.getupmc.org is a multi-year, county-wide initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and families, and thereby ultimately reducing childhood obesity and increasing the number of physically active children in our community.


Heckman Equation
www.heckmanequation.org
Anyone looking for solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman's work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in early and equal development of human potential.


Baby Brain Development
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/brain-development/baby-brain-map.html
From the Zero to Three Program: developmental guidance for parents and professionals.


Reading is Fundamental
www.rif.org
RIF programs make a difference in children's lives every day through enriching activities that spark children's interest in reading. Motivating children to read throughout the year is essential to building lifelong readers and reading is the doorway to all other learning.


National Child Care Information Center
www.nccic.org
NCCIC, a project of the Child Care Bureau, is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.


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I Am Your Child Foundation
www.iamyourchild.org
A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood development and school readiness. Outstanding and inexpensive resource materials for parents and professionals are available through this foundation.


Children's Defense Fund
www.childrensdefense.org/
The Movement to Leave No Child Behind® is a national grassroots advocacy campaign with the goal of ensuring 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.


The Talaris Research Institute
www.talaris.org/
Talaris Research Institute is dedicated to discovering how children think, feel and learn. A research-based developmental timeline is organized by the child's age and available on this site. It serves as a general guide to the amazing ways a child grows from birth to 5. Highly Recommended!


Parenting Tips Archive
www.parentingpress.com/tip_archive.html
A wonderful archive of parenting tips on feelings, temperament, and other topics.