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Government Agencies - Child Care

Child Development Websites

These sites are good starting points for exploring Child Development resources.

  • Child and Family Webguide
    Contains research-based information about child development. Created by faculty and librarians at Tufts University.
  • Children's Defense Fund
    Is dedicated to educating the public about the needs of children. This site offers facts and figures about children in America.
  • Child Development
    Information on the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from the Centers for Disese Control and Prevention.
  • Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
    Provides publications and information to early childhood and parenting communities.
  • Gateway to 21st Century
    This site includes and compiles a database of lesson plans accessible through a simple search. There are currently over 140 organizations supplying over 7,000 documents to the database.
  • Office of Child Care Technical Assistance Network
    OCC provides training and technical assistance to states, territories, tribes and local communities.
  • National Network for Child Care
    Site includes research-based articles (some in Spanish); statistical data, licensing information, and programs by state.
  • Zero to Three
    A searchable site containing information on a baby's social, emotional, and intellectual development. The "Parents" section has information about choosing child care, developmental milestones, many helpful tips, and much more.
  • Infant Development
    From the National Network for Child Care.
  • Toddler Development
    From the National Network for Child Care.
  • Preschool Development
    From the National Network for Child Care

Child Development Subject Guides

These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.

Databases - Child Development

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    Subject Keywords

    Child development Pre-school
    Infant Developmental stages
    Toddler Child behavior
    Adolescent Separation anxiety

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