Topic: Child Care

Child Care: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Resources, Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs

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A wealth of early childhood education and preschool resources provide articles, research and practical advice for parents and professionals. These websites provide cost/benefit analyses and information on evaluating early childhood programs, information about child care, the transition to kindergarten and many more.


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Child Trends is a non-profit, non-partisan research center that focuses on the emerging issues facing our nation's children. They have conducted research in the area of Early Child Development, Education, Fatherhood & Parenting, Child Welfare, and Child Poverty, among others. The Early Childhood Development section of this website focuses on the features of high quality environments, professional development for the early care and education workforce, and effective strategies for improving the quality of children's early experiences.

CYFERNet Evaluation offers early childhood education and preschool resources such as practical evaluation tools, articles, research papers, and courses. This site also offers links to related websites on program evaluation.

Provides useful articles on parent's perspectives on childcare among various cultures and on inclusion of children with disabilities in child care. The site also offers a directory of information (in the form of hyper-links to research-based information elsewhere on the web) for a variety of child-related topics. There are many other publications on a range of topics available on this site.

This site provides a substantial amount of research-based, parent-friendly information through childcare, early childhood education and preschool resources, especially as it relates to the transition to kindergarten.

NCEDL's site presents a variety of research on early childhood development, particularly in regard to preschool and early childhood care.

Child care research summaries from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education cover academic red-shirting, academic resilience, after-school, at-risk students, child care quality and parent involvement.