www.babycenter.com BabyCenter.com is the leading Web resource for new and expectant parents and parents of children ages 2 to 8. The site provides extensive information needed during pregnancy and in caring for a baby, toddler or child.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com Child Development Institute was founded by Dr. Robert Myers, a clinical child psychologist in California. The Web site provides information on child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health and safety, child psychology, and mental health. Navigate to the Helping Your Child’s Physical Development page and find tips for simple motor activities that help to develop physical skills while developing parent-child relationships.
www.ed.gov Type “OSEP” in the search box. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), part of the U. S. Department of Education, is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21 by providing leadership and financial support to states and local districts.
www.modimes.org March of Dimes is a major resource of information about birth defects and related newborn health problems.
www.pathwaysawareness.org Pathways Awareness Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the benefit of early detection and early therapy for children with early motor delays. Its website contains valuable information about children’s physical development, including a growth and development chart for tracking a child’s physical, play, and speech milestones.
www.pitc.org Program for Infant Toddler Caregiver (PITC) helps caregivers recognize the crucial importance of giving tender loving care and assisting in the infants’ intellectual development through an attentive reading of each child’s cues. PITC’s videos, guides, and manuals are designed to help childcare administrators and caregivers become sensitive to infant’s cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care.
www.touchpoints.org For 25 years, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center has collaborated with partners nationwide to establish scalable and sustainable, low-cost, low-tech interventions that propel children’s healthy development and build the internal capacity of – and strengthen the collaborative relationships among – families, parents, caregivers, providers, and communities.
identifythesigns.org This website aims to educate the public about the warning signs of communication disorders. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries, shortened treatment periods, and reduced costs for individuals and society.
www.tnpc.com The National Parenting Center offers hundreds of articles about parenting and child issues from conception through adolescence.
www.census.gov This federal government website has data/statistics on a wide variety of topics.
hiv.drugabuse.gov National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), the official government site, is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Anyone interested in the relationship between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS can find useful information on this site.
www.nimh.nih.gov National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
www.literacyworldwide.org International Literacy Association (IRA) is a large international organization with a mission to promote reading and improve literacy development. It is a great resource for parents, teachers, and early childhood professionals who are interested in learning more about literacy development during the infant and toddler years.
readaloud.org This nonprofit organization is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes standard parent-child practices.
www.michigan.gov/mde Michigan Department of Education Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality can be accessed on this website.
www.naeyc.org National Association for the Education of Young Children