Policy and Advocacy

  • Child Care Law Center
    Envisions a California where child care is a civil right, not a benefit; where equal opportunity begins with equal access to safe and healthy child care; and where parents can support their families without sacrificing their children’s well-being. Their attorneys break down the legal barriers standing between families in need and good, affordable child care. They educate parents and child care providers, advise advocates and policymakers, provide legal information and referrals, and litigate high-impact cases. They work on federal and state subsidies, regulation and licensing, civil rights and disability, housing rights, and economic development and planning. https://www.childcarelaw.org/

    National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC)
    Provides information based on current research to “close the gap between what we know and what we do to promote successful learning, adaptive behavior, and sound physical and mental health for all young children.” https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/national-scientific-council-on-the-developing-child/

    National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER)
    The goal of NIEER is to produce and communicate the knowledge base required to ensure that every American child can receive a good education at ages three and four. NIEER provides objective, nonpartisan information based on research. www.nieer.org

    Eager To Learn: Educating our Preschoolers
    Eager to Learn synthesizes the newest research findings on how children between the ages of two and five begin the learning process. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. This can be downloaded or read on-line. https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9745/eager-to-learn-educating-our-preschoolers#toc

    Child Care and Early Childhood Research Connections
    Research Connections offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use collection of more than 14,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. http://www.childcareresearch.org/discover/index.jsp

    Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    Bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text. https://eric.ed.gov/