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Child Development Web Sites

  • Child & Adolescent Development Overview
    Mental Health Net's list of Internet resources on child development, including web sites, Internet mailing lists and newsgroups, online professional journals, professional organizations and centers and behavior checklists.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Network
    From the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University.
  • Child Trends DataBank
  • Children and Family Services Division, State of California
    The Division is responsible for designing and overseeing an array of programs and services for California's at-risk families and children, providing a statewide system for out-of-home care providers and appropriate services to children in out-of-home care, and facilitation of adoptions for children who need permanent homes. Web site offers information on adoption and foster care, family/community services, child development and education, and other related topics.
  • Children Now
    Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent group which uses research and mass media to generate positive change on behalf of children. Access to their newsletter is provided, and a "Directory of Children's Issues on the World Wide Web" offers close to 300 links to related websites.
  • Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
    "CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America, [with] particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities." The website offers news, statistics, articles and reports, job information and links to other web sites.
  • Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters - Disaster Resources - University of Illinois Extension
    Covers what children may be experiencing, their responses to disasters, implications for teachers, and school activities related to disasters.
  • ChildStats, Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
  • Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
    The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.
    "A place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community." Use their "Child Care Locator" to find names and contact information for child care and pre-school programs in your neighborhood. (Sponsored by a school supply company.)
  • Facts for Families | American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Fact sheets from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry offer concise and up-to-date information on child and adolescent development and issues concerning the behavioral, mental or developmental disorders that may affect children and adolescents.
  • General Pediatrics
    Offers case studies and patient simulations, evidence-based medicine resources, journals, news, policy statements and clinical practice guidelines, links to professional organizations and relevant Internet search engines and directories.
  • Idea Box - Early Childhood Education and Activity Resources
    This commercial site offers many ideas for activities, games, songs, crafts, and recipes. Each one indicates time required, appropriate ages and whether adult help is needed. Also offers a bulletin board where teachers and parents can exhange ideas on a wide variety of topics.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children | Young Children Journal
    Short articles on preschool education, published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • National Network for Child Care
    Offers many links to information on child care topics, including child care curriculum, child development, disability, diversity, licensing and business aspects of child care.
  • SRJC Child Development Department
    Describes courses and programs of the Department and offers a photographic tour. Gives detailed information concerning California State requirements for a Child Development permit.
  • The Children's Music Web
    Offers links to many children's music web sites, info on children's music events, an e-mail discussion forum, and a music magazine with activities for kids.
  • The Future of Children
    A publication of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, each issue focuses on a different topic. Recent issues include: Children and Managed Health Care, Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect, Financing Schools, Children and Poverty and others.
  • Tools for Student Success: Selected Publications for Parents and Teachers
    An online series of pamphlets for helping your child learn math, reading, history, etc.


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