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American Academy of Pediatrics
Visit American Academy of Pediatrics for information on becoming a member, on professional education, advocacy, research, publications and current press releases, and catalog information on ordering their materials. This is a great resource on health issues and young children.
BRADD Area Library Listings
Contact information for libraries in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties in Kentucky.
The Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)
This program assists providers in improving the quality of meals and snacks provided in child care settings through provider education and financial assistance. In Kentucky, the CACFP is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Child Care Aware of America
Are you looking for quality child care in your community? Then visit Child Care Aware where you will find information on quality child care and resources in your community. There is information about the five steps to choosing child care, information about accreditation, and The Daily Parent Newsletter. National Child Care Information Center
Information on White House initiatives, national organizations, publications and other resources, and national organizations. There are links for both early care and education professionals and for parents.
Division of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services
This site provides contact for child abuse and neglect reporting.
Division of Regulated Child Care
Responsible for licensing and certifying child care programs, residential child caring facilities and child-placing agencies. The division is also responsible for the Quality Rating System and the investigation of complaints against these facilities.
Healthy Child Magazine
Visit Healthy Child Magazine for information on how to receive a free issue, to view the contents of the magazine, for additional links to child health and safety websites, and a question and answer section.
Healthy Weight Kids Coalition of Southern Kentucky
Local coalition of area health professionals and organizations that focus on treating and preventing childhood obesity. Visit their website for information on meeting and area events.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS Starting a Business web site provides helpful tax related information for individuals thinking about starting a small business.
The IRS Child Care Tax Center
The IRS Child Care Tax Center offers tax information specific to child care programs.
Kentucky Child Now
An organization that focuses on the healthy development of young children and youth in Kentucky. This is a great site for professionals to visit if you want more information on child health, youth development and youth involvement.
Kentucky Partnership For Early Childhood Services
The mission of the HDI Kentucky Partnership for Early Childhood Services is to engage in collaborative research and professional development to influence policy and practice in order to enhance high quality services for children and families.
Kentucky QuickFacts form the U.S. Census Bureau
This site provides demographic information about Kentucky that may be helpful in planning for starting a child care business.
Kentucky Youth Advocates
For parents or professionals interested in information such as Kids Count Data, children’s issues and current legislative information that affects the children in Kentucky.
Parents Action for Children
This organization was founded by Rob Reiner and has information on topics such as parenting, child care and preschool, and discipline. The organization encourages parents to advocate for polices in their communities that puts children and families first.
Child Care Aware of America
If you are the parent or an early childhood professional, then you may want to visit the National Association for Child Care Resource & Referral. Child Care Aware of America has so much to offer in the way of early childhood focuses in Washington, D.C., and public policy. Parents can join “ParentCentral” which is an information source for parents.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Information for parents, on professional development, young children, Week of the Young Child, public policy issues and news, membership information, Young Children International, upcoming conferences sponsored by NAEYC, and catalog information for ordering their materials.
The National Association for Family Child Care Homes (NAFCC)
The NAFCC is a professional organization for Family Child Care Home’s (FCCH) that provides information on best practice in the FCCH setting, professional development conferences and literature, and a FCCH accreditation system.
National Child Care Information Center
Visit the National Child Care Information Center for information on White House initiatives, national organizations, publications and other resources, and national organizations. There are links for both early care and education professionals and for parents.
National Program for Playground Safety
The National Program for Playground Safety provides current information and research on playground safety. They offer a playground checklist, an injury report to track where injuries may be occurring, safety report cards on your state, provides safety tips, answers questions about appropriate surfacing on playgrounds and much more. This website and the information they provide will have looking at playgrounds in a new light!
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Search Institute
Are you a parent or a professional providing care for a school age child? Is your child going to be a school ager soon? If so, then you will want to visit the Search Institute for information on the 40 Developmental Assets. These 40 developmental assets are an indicator on how well youth will grow and develop into productive teenagers and adults in the coming years. The Search Institute promotes health children, youth, and communities.
Simpson County Early Childhood Regional Training Center
Five Kentucky Early Childhood Regional Training Centers were established in 1987 to provide training, technical assistance, consultation, and a lending library to local school districts for their early childhood programs serving children ages three to five with special needs and at-risk.
The Western Kentucky University (WKU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
This agency provides counseling and training to individuals who are thing about starting a small business and provide direction in writing a business plan and/or loan proposal.
Zero To Three
Do you have an infant or toddler? Do you care for an infant or toddler? Then visit Zero to Three for information on a parent's guide to understanding developmental assessment. Information is available at this site for both parents and early care and education professionals.


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