Helpful Early Childhood Web Links

Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development

  • - About NAEYC

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.


    To ensure that all children are intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially ready to enter school and ready to learn, fully recognizing the crucial role of parents as their child's first teacher. Providing every 4-year old child in Florida a high quality Voluntary Prekindergarten Program.

  • - American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Academy of Pediatrics— an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. W hether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric issue, you’ve com e to the right place. H ere, you’ll find inform ation regarding the A cadem y’s m an y program s and activities… our policy statem ents and practice guidelines… our publications and other child health resources… and m uch, m uch m ore. Best of all, you can rest assured that the inform ation com es from the nation’s leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.