Web Links

Child Development

Professional Resources

CDC Websites and Fact Sheets:

Adolescent and School Health - CDC website of resources and statistics.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Child Development
Child Health CDC Fast Stats
Children and diseases, disease information
Developmental Disabilities, NCBDDD, CDC
Disability & Health
Injury Maps & Statistics - NCIPC
National Survey of Children's Health

Child care and Early Education Research Connections - Offers research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. 


Child Trends Databank - Contains over 100 key indicators of child and youth wellbeing. Includes the What Works / LINKS database of programs that work and don't work to enhance children's development.

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study

ERIC - Access to citations and some full-text from the journal literature on education. ERIC articles are also available through the EBSCOhost Online Database.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Center for Early Development and Learning - Addresses issues and research related to the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.

National Children's Study - Examines the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States.

Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral 

Oklahoma Licensing Requirements for Childcare Centers

OU's Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Zero To Three - Child development & early brain resources. The Zero to Three journal is available on the first floor.

DayCare Center Operations

ChildCareExchange.com - Free Articles

Child Care Articles and Activities from the Iowa State University Extension.

Let's Talk... Child Care - Blog from the Iowa State University Extension.

National Program for Playground Safety

Product Recalls

Small Business Administration Management and Planning Publications
18. How to Start a Quality Child Care Business and 19. Child Day-Care Services

Today's UV Index

Software Reviews

Association for Library Service to Children - Click on Awards & Scholarships, then click on Children’s Notable Lists.

Parent's Choice Awards

SuperKids Educational Software Review - Parents, teachers, children evaluate these resources. Free.

Music Resources for Child Care

9 Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

Children's Music Education Links from IPL Kidspace

New York Philharmonic Kids Zone - Learn about instruments, hear them play, write music, and some good instructions for making your own instruments!

San Francisco Symphony Kids site - Learn about music and make your own music!

Drama Resources for Child Care

Activity Resources

Better Kid Care activity pages from Penn State University.


Creative Studio section from HP has creative projects using your computer and color printer. Click on Explore and Create and then HP Creative Studio.

Disney Arts & Crafts

Early Childhood News - Professional resources and activities for teachers and parents of children from infant to age 8.

Get Ready to Read - National early childhood literacy program with resources for parents, childcare providers, and teachers. Includes some free resources: Transitioning to Kindergarten: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Educators, early literacy webinars, printable early literacy resources, and activity cards.

Play and Learn activities From Fisher-Price, ages birth to 6.

Sesame Street - Choose activity by type, theme and learning area.

Watchknowlearn has free educational videos for activities Preschool-12th grade. Great activity songs for preschoolers.

Webbing Into Literacy - This site, from the Curry School for Education at the University of Virginia, includes a A Book a Week -- a year-long series for teaching one book a week from the 101 Best Books for Children and a Rhyme a Week.

Specific Activities for Children

Fold Up Designs for Toys

Healing Story Alliance

How to Tie Your Shoe


Online Stories

Storyline Online - Using streaming video, members of the Screen Actors' Guild read children's books.

The World of Peter Rabbit


Internet Public Library -- IPL.org Child development search Early childhood search