CDC Websites and Fact Sheets:
Adolescent and School Health - CDC website of resources and statistics.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
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.
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.
Zero To Three - Child development & early brain resources. The Zero to Three journal is available on the first floor.
DayCare Center Operations
Child Care Articles and Activities from the Iowa State University Extension.
Let's Talk... Child Care - Blog from the Iowa State University Extension.
Small Business Administration Management and Planning Publications
18. How to Start a Quality Child Care Business and 19. Child Day-Care Services
Association for Library Service to Children - Click on Awards & Scholarships, then click on Children’s Notable Lists.
SuperKids Educational Software Review - Parents, teachers, children evaluate these resources. Free.
Music Resources for Child Care
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
- Creative Drama
- Drama for Young Children Tip Sheets Click on Tips Sheets and Search for Fine Arts.
- Using Puppets
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.
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
Storyline Online - Using streaming video, members of the Screen Actors' Guild read children's books.