University of North Carolina

The Environment Rating Scales® Institute contains detailed information on the Environment Rating Scales, the authors, and how the scales are being used with research and quality improvement initiatives.

US Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs. The site offers information about research and data related to child care.

The Office of Child Care also provides numerous resources for parents including tips on finding the right care for your child and paying for child care. Also check out information on the Healthy Child Care America campaign.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

Child Care Aware ®

Child Care Aware ®  is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware™ of America, Child Care Aware™ helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities.

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