The Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council serves fours counties - Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin. The Early Childhood Councils are designed to provide an efficient, community-based infrastructure to support a state-wide early childhood system.
http://www.aspenpitkin.com/departments/health-human-service - Pitkin County DHS
http://www.garfield-county.com/Index.aspx?page=573 - Garfield County DHS
http://www.lakecountyco.com/humanservices/ - Lake County DHS
http://www.eaglecouty.us/ - Eagle County DHHS
http://www.coloradoaeyc.org/ - Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, early education professional membership organization.
www.naeyc.org - promoting excellence in early childhood education
www.coloradokids.org - Colorado Children's Campaign, site promotes advocacy for early childhood health, education and safety initiatives
www.colorado.gov - Colorado Division of Childcare, licensing information, childcare assistance for low-income families, tax credits, and childcare food programs
www.childrensdefense.org - Children's Defense Fund, national education and advocacy for children, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
www.ccw.org- Center for Child Care Workforce, advocates for improved quality for childcare by upgrading wages, benefits, training opportunities and working conditions.
www.naccrra.org - National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, provides national leadership to build quality childcare systems; contains information, resources and help finding childcare, including accredited programs.
www.childcareaware.org - National Childcare resources, parent information on choosing safe and healthy childcare. Available in Spanish and English.
www.zerotothree.org - Zero to Three, national organization, child development information for parents and professionals regarding infants and toddlers
www.acf.hhs.gov- National Child Care Information Center, US Department of Health and Human Services, offers national resources and links to related issues.
www.parentsaction.org - Some exciting changes have taken place and a new movement is sweeping across America. Parents Action for Children, formerly Rob Reiner s I Am Your Child Foundation, is building a national constituency of parents to change our nation s policies for children and families. Through our new website and online newsletter, Parents Action links parents together to share their stories and learn from each other. Parents Action also provides the best available information about quality child care, pediatrician s tips on everything from breast feeding to immunizations, guidance through the health insurance maze, and inspirational stories about local parents fighting for families. The site also provides fast and easy ways to get involved in the issues families care about.
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_homepage - Easter Seals contains information about inclusive childcare programs for children with special needs.
www.workingmother.com - Magazine site offers information on work / family issues.
www.familiesandwork.org - Information on work and community involvement on issues regarding families
http://nrckids.org - providing health and safety tips and information applicable to child care settings, directory for related issues.
www.aap.org - American Academy of Pediatrics, offers resources for children's health.
http://www.cde.state.co.us/early/ - Colorado Department of Education, information regarding children with special needs, Colorado Preschool program, food programs, and more government services. Available in Spanish and English
http://www.eicolorado.org/ - Early Intervention Colorado, explains services through the Department of Education for children age 0 to 3 with possible developmental delays.
www.nafcc.org - National Association of Family Child Care, accreditation for licensed child care homes.
www.cpirc.org - Colorado information and links for families.
http://ericeece.org/ - Clearing house for information on early childhood education, 1 page topic digests, newsletters, and other resources available in English and Spanish.
www.fpg.unc.edu - University of North Carolina, Child development Center, information on quality and other recent research.
www.scholastic.com/index.asp - Magazine, articles for parents and providers, activities for children.
www.stand.org - Resources for grass-roots advocacy on behalf of young children