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National Professional Organizations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
  • National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers
    The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC), a nonprofit organization, supports research and activities affecting college and university early childhood education and service settings, family and work issues, and the field of early childhood education in general.

Illinois Early Learning Project

  • The Illinois Early Learning Project website is a source of evidence-based‚ reliable information on early care and education for parents‚ caregivers‚ and teachers of young children in the State of Illinois. Site includes:

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Health & Safety

  • All Kids-Healthcare for All Kids
    The All Kids program offers Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. Some families pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families are significantly lower than they are on the private market.
  • HealthyChildren.org
    HealthyChildren.org is a website sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. You will find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources.

Other Recommended Sites

  • Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide
    The Child & Family WebGuide provides approved links to websites and videos on topics of interest to parents. The goal of the WebGuide is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the Web.
  • Ele-Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment
    The Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment (Ele) is an innovative online space where early educators, families, and others who care for young children can come together in a safe environment to find and share digital resources that support early learning and development in children from birth to age 5. By focusing on Early Literacy and Digital Media Literacy, the information, media-based activities, and social networking opportunities within Ele are intended to advance learning, healthy child development, and school success.

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