Links for Parents
CHILD Profile - Health and safety information, charts to track your child's development. Download or sign up to receive regular mailings.
Talaris Research Institute - Child development, especially social/emotional development, and what research tells us about how children think, feel and learn.
“Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library” is a program of the American Library Association and Public Library Association. One example of a library’s use of this program is the Timberland Regional Library. Check your local library, too.
Links for Child Care Providers
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children - Professional development and conferences, STARS information, public policy updates.
Child Care Action Council - Their continuing mission is to bring together parents, child care professionals, employers, and public agencies to promote high quality, affordable child care.
Links for Communities
Thrive by Five™ Washington, The Washington Early Learning Fund - a public-private partnership to help ensure that all Washington children succeed in school and life.
Foundation for Early Learning - gives children across Washington a strong start to life and learning.
Employers & policy makers:
Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network - Employer Page has information about on-site child care, family friendly practices, and workplace trends.
Links - Research
"Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Rate of Return,” Rob Grunewald and Art Rolnick, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, June 14, 2006 – presentation to Washington Learns Steering Committee.
Human Services Policy Center, University of Washington offers research reports on financing access to high-quality early learning; family, friend and neighbor care; and the child care workforce.