AEYC is part of the Alaska Child Care Resource & Referral network, thread. As part of a network AEYC still delivers the same great services to families, child care providers, and community members in Southeast and also gains the strength of pooling resources and collaborating efforts statewide. Visit the thread website to see what's new!
The thread website is a great resource for families seeking child care, for child care providers who are seeking training opportunities and child development information, and for community memebers who want to know what is going on in Alaska around early childhood advocacy issues.
|EMERGENCY PREPARATION PLANS |
Everyone can agree that having an emergency plan is a good idea. This is especially important for early childhood programs with responsibility for safety of young children. Take some time to review or develop your plan, and pass information to you families. Having a plan is also part of the new licensing requirements.
Children and Disasters www.naccrra.org/disaster/
Click on "download forms" for a complete set of planning and action forms, specific to the needs of early childhood programs.
READY Kids www.ready.gov
This is a great web site with activities for children and families, business plans, and family planning forms.
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
As you might expect, this site is jam-packed with great information on everything from blackouts to tsunamis to winter storms. Look on the blue tabs on the left side of the page and click on "Get Prepared". There is also a section on helping children cope emotionally.
Association of the Education of Young Children http://www.naeyc.org
Information for parents and teachers about quality child care,
catalog of early childhood books and posters, information about
conferences, and FAQ's about program accreditation.
Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies http://www.naccrra.net
An exciting feature of this web site is the learning options on-line
courses for CDA classes.
National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP) www.naccp.org
A membership organization for child care owners, directors and managers. NACCP is committed to strengthening the skill level of leaders in the field of early child care and education. We believe that effective management is the critical link to Superior Child Care.
Association for Family Child Care http://www.nafcc.org
Child Care Association http://www.nccanet.org
Institute on Out of School Time http://www.nsaca.org
Head Start Association http://www.nhsa.org
Department of Labor http://www.labor.state.ak.us
All your questions answered regarding unemployment services, unemployment
insurance, worker's compensation, job safety, hours of work,
wages, working conditions and labor and population statistics.
Sections for employers and employees.
Red Leaf Institute http://www.redleafinstitute.org
At this site you can find some excellent business, funding, and
CDA Council http://www.cdacouncil.org
Information about the process of obtaining and renewing your child
development associate credential.
thread Action Center
Join our early childhood partner, thread and be a voice for young children through the thread Action Center!
Welfare League of America http://www.cwla.org
Child Welfare Information Gateway http://www.childwelfare.gov/
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
Defense Fund http://www.childrensdefense.org
If you want to find out what is happening at the national
level for children, subscribe to this excellent free monthly
Care Bureau http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ccb/index.html
US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration
for Children and Families
The mission of this agency is to enhance the quality, affordability
and supply of care for all families. They provide nation-wide
statistics about economic and quality issues in child care,
as well as legislative updates on current policy and federal
Child Care Workforce http://www.ccw.org
The Child Care Workforce web site has information about wage
and benefit efforts across the nation. It is inspiring to
see that so many states like California, Massachusetts, Illinois,
New York, Minnesota, Washington, North Carolina, and Montana
all have some form of merit and retention grants to supplement
National Child Care Information Center http://www.nccic.org
This site is jam packed full of information about what is
happening all over the nation regarding child care.
Commission of the States http://www.ecs.org
Research for policy makers on brain development, early learning,
and k-12 issues.
Nearly all states (except Alaska and ten others) have state
funded Pre-K programs. Visit this site to find out about the
success of programs across the nation.
A Search engine to find child care anywhere in the United States,
plus great information on choosing child care.
I Am Your
This is a good comprehensive site for information on children
age 0-3. They explain early childhood development (subject areas
include "key issues for the first three years of life and how
they affect a child's life long development", "recent brain research,"
and "ages and stages"). It also features resources for parents
and caregivers (information on books, videos, magazines, TV programs
and internet sites), expert advice on parenting questions, and
information on community action and public empowerment campaigns
for promoting children's healthy environments.
Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org
This site offers extensive information on childhood illnesses
and health issues. Its articles are divided up by their target
audience: they have sites written specifically for children, parents,
and health professionals.
The Center for Mental Health Services http://www.mentalhealth.org/child
This site has free handouts and resources to print out for your
families on topics such as "Helping the child who is expressing
anger" and " The myth of the bad kid." We often
overlook mental health issues in children, because we think only
adults can suffer from depression and other mental health problems.
Take a minute to complete their screening checklist on behalf
of children in your care.
Southeast Families: http://www.southeastfamilies.org
and Work Institute http://www.familiesandworkinst.org
Juneau Youth http://www.juneauyouth.org
Find daytime, after-school and weekend activities and events as well as summer camps for Juneau kids of all ages: Teens, Tweens, Elementary, Pre-School and Toddlers!
for Community urges you to take advantage of a new web site:
This web site contains easily downloadable, or playable, MP3 files
of over 100 radio programs from the Teach Your Children Well series
produced by Sitka's public Raven Radio, in collaboration with
Center for Community's Early Learning Program, and South East
Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) over a three year period.
Center for Community used its 2004 grant from the Alaska Children's
Trust to create this web site so that all the great work could
continue to be accessible to people all over Alaska.
Healthy Child Care America Web: www.healthychildcare.org
This new and improved site is easy to navigate and provides early education and child care information to health care professionals, child care professionals, and families. The new site provides enhanced access to information and resources. A clear structure and improved search function makes finding information easier than before. Visit our "Resource Library", a database with a wealth of resources related to early education and child care. Users will be able to search by topic, type of resource, AAP materials, and/or materials for families.
Healthy School Meals Resource System http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov
A communication tool to link professionals operating the Child
Nutrition Programs so they can share resources, information
and solutions to common day-to-day problems. Also includes
information on food safety and regulations.
and Nutrition Information Center http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
The FNIC index links to many sites around the world that provide
good sources of food and nutrition information. Good source
of information on a variety of issues, including nutrition
and diabetes, nutrition during pregnancy and breast feeding,
weight control and obesity, food allergies, and food labeling.
Sites are indexed by over 50 different subject areas
State Government http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/cns/
Information on all state departments. See especially the Department
of Education and Early Development.