Children Ready to Succeed in School
- Iowa Head Start Association
- http://www.dom.state.ia.us/local/schools/index.html - Property tax rate for Iowa's School Districts
Find valuable information at both the county and school district level including community profiles, profiles of child well-being and cultural competence.
- Kindergarten Brochure
- Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit organization.
- Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is one of the nation's oldest multidisciplinary institutes for the study of young children and their families. Research and education activities focus on child development and health, especially factors that may put children at risk for developmental problems.
- National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research. The goal of NIEER is to produce and communicate the knowledge base required to ensure that every American child can receive a good education at ages three and four.
- High/Scope Educational Research
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public advocacy organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. High/Scope's mission is to improve the life chances of children and youth by promoting high-quality educational programs.
- North Carolina Smart Start
DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.
- National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (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.
- National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center
The National Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center (NRC) supports the Head Start Bureau (HSB) in: (1) identifying emerging trends, priority items, and other project issues; (2) gathering information and coordinating activities to further promote HSB priority items; and (3) promoting awareness and incorporation of promising practices.
- Child Trends
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children.
- Promising Practices Network
The Promising Practices Network (PPN) web site highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.
ReadyWeb is an electronic collection of resources on school readiness sponsored by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative, College of Education, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ReadyWeb provides a Virtual Library of the full text of documents and articles, and hyperlinks to documents and articles, on various topics related to school readiness. ReadyWeb also provides bibliographies of documents and journal articles from the ERIC database. These bibliographies are updated quarterly.
- Early Childhood Research & Practice
Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP), a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. ECRP emphasizes articles reporting on practice-related research and development, and on issues related to practice, parent participation, and policy. ECRP also includes articles and essays that present opinions and reflections, and letters to the editor.
- School Readiness Indicators
The School Readiness Indicators Initiative works with 17 states to develop a comprehensive set of school readiness indicators to inform public policy for young children and their families. This initiative is sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
- National Governors Association
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s, most respected public policy organizations. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment
- Education Commission of the States
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders.
- Healthy Start
This series was an initiative of Laura Bush as the First Lady of Texas and sponsored by the Texas Department of Health. President Bush and Mrs. Bush have asked that this series of booklets be revised and distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our mission is to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through five) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate, and family-centered supports and services.
- Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
The Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) is a national center for research on early reading.
- National Association of Counties
National Association of Counties (NACO) NACO has a resource called Growing up Healthy: What Local Governments Can Do to Support Young Children and Their Families.