Community

Resources for parents

11:25 pm

Recommended sites for parents and teachers:

NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

Harvard Center for the Developing Child
The Center on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice.
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/

Alliance for Childhood
The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/

National Institute for Play
The National Institute for Play unlocks the human potential through play in all stages of life using science to discover all that play has to teach us about transforming our world.
http://www.nifplay.org/

Defending the early years
Defending the Early Years (DEY) seeks to rally educators to take action on policies that impact the education of young children.
https://www.deyproject.org/

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood was founded in 2000 by Susan Linn as an activist response to the rapidly escalating problem of commercialism encroaching on the lives of children.
http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/

Mindsight Institute / Dan Siegel
The mission at the Mindsight Institute is to provide a scientifically grounded, integrated view of human development for mental health practitioners, educators, organizational leaders, parents, and others to promote the growth of vibrant lives and healthy minds.
http://www.drdansiegel.com/

Maggie Dent
Commonly known as the “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience.
https://www.maggiedent.com/