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The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC provides accreditation for child care programs. Among the resources on their website are explanations of what constitutes high quality practice and explorations of ethical questions for child care providers. Also useful are a series of short articles, Early
Your Local R&Rs
To find the R&Rs in your county, visit this site. R&R services are free and available to all parents and child care providers. Presented by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network.
Tips on Providing an Environment that Supports All Children pdf
In its simplest form, diversity education is about making each child feel welcome and important. That sounds simpler than it is. Here are some things you can do.
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Local/Regional Organizations
California Child Care Health Program and the Child Care Healthline
Phone: 1-800-333-3212
Toll-free telephone consultation on health and safety related issues in child care - for the child care provider, the families they serve and related professionals. Also useful fact sheets for families in English and Spanish.
National Organizations
The National Center For Family Literacy
Phone: 1-877-FAMLIT-1 (or 1-877-326-5481)
The National Center for Family Literacy is one of the premiere organizations for the delivery of family literacy training and is dedicated to creating educational and economic opportunity for the most at-risk children and parents. Resources available in Spanish. http://www.famlit.org/Programs andInitiatives/HFLI/hfli_working.cfm
Useful Links
Ask Dr. Sears
On-line pediatricians that can answer all your questions.
Tips on Resolving Conflicts
About definitions, practice and reflection and learning how to distinguish between conflict resolution, discipline and punishment.
TV Programs
0 to 5 in 30 Minutes!
A TV series and website produced by Fresno public television station, KVPT, for grandparents, child care providers and pre-school teachers who impact the lives of children from infancy through age five.
Libreria Martinez / Latino Books
The mission of Libreria Martinez (Martinez Bookstores and Art Gallery) is to promote Latino literature and art.
Encouraging Caring Behavior
Have you ever had this happen? You’re in public and a child loudly asks a question about someone else’s appearance. How you handle these types of questions and comments can play a critical role in shaping a child’s understanding of difference and of how to treat others.
Greg and Steve’s Official Website
Fun interactive music for kids ages 3 to 9. Their motto is "Educate, Motivate, Enrich, and Entertain."
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