by Kathy Lee

At this point in your pregnancy, you should already have your child care concerns finalized. Now is when you want to concentrate all your thoughts and energies preparing for the arrival of your precious new addition...

If you’re going to leave your child with someone for an extended period of time, it’s a good idea to find out what type of atmosphere will surround your baby...

Child care costs are as varied as the care models themselves, all with a diverse demographic that adds to the complexity of coming up with average costs you can use as a guide...

It’s not enough to have your child enrolled in pretty surroundings if those surroundings don’t have any positive impact on their all-around well being...

Although I can provide you with a lot of information and guidance right here on this site, there's some additional advantages to be gained by connecting to those sites listed on my Resource Center...

I've written about the importance of learning all about your caregiver's philosophy and qualifications, but let's get more specific about three areas of concern: the continuity of care, the routines they develop...

Get all the help and information you need when you need it, no matter where you live. Links to all the places on the internet that can disseminate up-to-date support mechanisms are at your fingertips.

You can apply everything I've said about caregiver philosophy and qualifications in general as it applies to infants and toddlers, but at some point in time...

Even though I am no longer in the classroom every day as a teacher, in my recent capacity as Associate Director, I still would have daily interactions with....

"Mommy, I don't feel so good".Oh, those words we dread hearing. Practice them in your mind and make preparations while they're just an annoying thought so when the time does come...

Is it possible that one can be passionate about a curriculum? Absolutely; especially if that person has already devoted thirty five wonderful years working in the career field of Early...

The late David Weikart, High Scope's founder, originally established it as a camp program for talented adolescents. The name "High" was chosen to signify the aspiration level, and...

Dear Reader: Assisting parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and just about anyone looking for Child Care for their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is my main motivation for creating this site...

I have been in the Early Care and Education field for over 35 years, ten of them as a classroom teacher, eight years as a Center Director, and for five years as the Infant Toddler Specialist at the Child Care Council of...

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Find your state/ counties local resources on child care, health and social services, financial assistance, support for children with special needs,

and more.


Child Care Council of Nassau offers child care counseling and referrals to families, professional development and technical assistance to active and potential providers, and offers services to employers interested in the child care needs of employee’s families. Council also serves as an informational resource and public voice for child care issues facing Nassau County’s diverse communities.

925 Hempstead Tpke, Suite 400,

Franklin Square, NY 11010

Toll free-1-800-233-3020

516-358-9250 Administration

516-358-9288 Parent Services

516-358-9287 Fax

Parent Services Referral Counselors are available by phone: Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM; Office Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM




Long Island's premier community service organization that works with parents, providers, businesses, and community organizations to help promote the availability of quality child care services in the area. We provide parents with referrals and information on evaluating quality child care, plus resources on various parenting issues. We offer providers access to valuable training and support services for new or established programs. Child Care Council of Suffolk also works to assess the supply and demand of child care in the community, and based on our findings, increase the supply where needed.

60 Calvert Avenue

Commack, NY  11725

Phone: 631-462-0303

Fax: 631-462-1617


Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Child Care Search, Child Care Intake Form and Provider Training Registration available on website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

Capital View Office Park Street

Rensselaer, New York 12144-2834

Phone: (518) 473-7793    Fax: (518) 486-7550



Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005


Toll free: 800-424-2460 or 866-NAEYC-4U



Specialize in offering affordable and practical university-accredited online courses and downloadable teacher resources.

All PDI courses are graduate-level and are conducted entirely online. Enjoy the convenience of online learning with a high-quality PDI course. Use the tabs to the left to register for or learn more about our flex courses (open-ended with up to one year to complete) or semester courses. You will have access to your course within 24 business hours of registration.

PDI has a wide variety of instantly downloadable teacher resources. Each is filled with practical ideas that can be used in your classroom today. Because the resource books are downloadable, there is no shipping cost and no sales tax. Use the tabs to the left to find out more about our teacher resource books.The Professional Development Institute prides itself on providing excellent customer service. If you need assistance, please contact the PDI staff.

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(714) 666-1760

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1100 N. Tustin Avenue #200

Anaheim, CA 92807



ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.            

Email: to receive a prompt reply.

Phone: (800) 899-4301 (in the US between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.Eastern Time)



WestEd is a research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.          

For general information about WestEd, contact our headquarters:Tel: Toll-free (1.877) 4-WestEd | Tel: 415.565.3000 | Fax: 415.565.3012


730 Harrison Street

San Francisco, California 94107



NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 700 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. These agencies help ensure that families in 99 percent of all populated ZIP codes in the United States have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.     


1515 N. Courthouse Rd, 11th fl

Arlington, VA 22201 (map)

Phone: 703-341-4100 (call)

Fax: 703-341-4101

NACCRRA's office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).


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