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Useful Links
National Head Start Association: www.nhsa.org
Provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training professional development for Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, Inc.
www.npnff.org
The National Practitioners for Fathers and Families (NPNFF) is an active and visible leader in the development of the dynamic and growing fatherhood sector. The mission of NPNFF is to strengthen supports for children in fragile families by enhancing the involvement of fathers and by fostering communication, professional development, education and collaboration among service providers.

Rhode Island Head Start Association: www.riheadstart.org
A web-Site devoted to the provision of information regarding Head Start programs throughout Rhode Island.


Connect For Kids: www.connectforkids.org
Provides information on how adults can make their community a better place for families and children. Provides solution-oriented coverage of critical issues for children and families.

Children’s Defense Fund: www.childrensdefense.org
Provides information regarding child health, welfare, mental health, early childhood development, family income and jobs, advocating for children, engaging faith communities and more.

The Future of Children: www.futureofchildren
The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research. Publications, resources and journals.

The Poverty Institute: www.povertyinstitute.org
The Poverty Institute provides information regarding bringing about systemic change by providing policy analysis, education, and advocacy statewide on issues affecting the well-being of all low income Rhode Island residents.

Head Start Information Publication Center: www.headstartinfo.org
Provides information regarding Publications, Information Center, Recruitment, Awareness and more.

The White House: www.whitehouse.gov
Provides iformation related to the happenings in the White House and the Senate. Information regarding the economy, education, National and Homeland security, and more.

United States House of Representatives: www.house.gov
Provides information regarding Representative’s offices, writing your Representative, Legislative information, government links, educational links, employment links.

United States Senate: www.senate.gov
Provides information regarding Senators, Committees, Legislation and Records, and Art and History.

True Majority: www.truemajority.org
True Majority is a grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-deductible corporation. Provides people with the ability to send faxes to members of Congress and national leaders regarding particular issues.

Rhode Island Kids Count: www.rikidscount.org
Provides information on child well-being, stimulates dialogue on children’s issues and promotes accountability and action.

Childcare:
Childcare Aware:
www.childcareaware.org
Provides tools for parents who are looking for child care. Information about licensing, accreditation, choosing child care and more.

National Child Care Information Center: www.nccic.org
National Child Care Information Center is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.

Nutrition:
www.childrensrecipes.com
Provides child-friendly recipes that children can do.

Nutrition Explorations: www.nutritionexplorations.org
Provides information geared toward educators, parents, school food service and games for children. It’s the fun and easy way to teach and learn about nutrition.

Health:
Kids’ Domain: www.kidsdomain.com
Provides information regarding family resources, family travel, games, camps, links to site regarding family health and safety.

www.webmd.org
The world’s leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information

Kids Health: www.kidshealth.org
Kids Health has Doctor-approved articles, animations, games and resources to help kids and parents learn more about kids’ bodies and stay healthy.

CHID: www.chid.nih.gov
CHID enables health professionals and non-health professionals to locate solid health information in sources readily available to them and written for a general audience.

Education:
Rhode Island Early Learning Standards:
http://ride.ri.gov/els/doc.asp
Provides information for staff and parents to learn more about the 8 Rhode Island Early Learning Standards for children ages three (3) to five (5) years old. There are Fun Family Activity pages available to download.

Preschool Rainbow: www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschoolers.htm
Preschool Rainbow gives parents fun ideas to do with their children both indoors and out.

Colorin Colorado: www.readingrockets.org
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual Web-Site about reading. This Site is full of information, ideas and practical tips on how Spanish-speaking parents can help their children become confident, successful readers.

United States Department of Education: www.ed.gov
Information for Teachers-teaching materials, e-mail updates, improve student learning and more. For parents-help your child read, be successful in school, get supplemental services and more.

Early Head Start:
Zero to Three: www.zerotothree.org
Provides resource for staff and parents on the healthy development of infants and toddlers.
Special Needs:

Rhode Island Parent Information Network:
www.ripin.org
Rhode Island Parent Information Network is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to empowering, educating and encouraging families to advocate for their children.

Early Intervention: www.health.state.ri.us
Provides information regarding services for children ages birth to 36 months who are at risk or have a disability.

Child Development Center: www.cdc.gov/actearly
Includes Fact Sheets about typical development and about specific disabilities.

Family Development:
State of Rhode Island: www.state.ri.us
Provides links to town web-Sites, that offer information regarding town offices and services.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services: www.dhs.state.ri.us
Provides information regarding all programs operated under the Department of Human Services. Links are available to each program that provides eligibility and application information.

Prevent Child Abuse RI: www.preventchildabuse-ri.org
Provides information regarding child abuse, reporting laws and services for families as well as professionals.

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.ricadv.org
Provides statewide information regarding services to families experiencing domestic violence

Mental Health Association of Rhode Island: www.mhari.org
Provides information regarding accessing Mental Health services through Rhode Island Community Providers.

United States Department of Health and Human Services: www.hhs.gov
Provides information regarding safety and wellness, drug and food information, emergency preparedness, families and children, aging, grants and funding etc.

Administration for Children and Families: www.acf.dhhs.gov
Provides information regarding services for families.

Parenting:
www.Fatherhood.org
Educating and inspiring all people, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research, and other resources.

www.rifatherhoodcoalition.org

This is still in the development stages.

www.saveheadstart.org
Provides an opportunity for people to send an e-mail message or letter opposing the proposals that would dismantle Head Start.

www.parentcenter.com
Provides information for parents regarding behavior, development, entertainment, food and nutrition, health, family life and more.

www.parenthoodweb.com
Provides information for parents regarding conception, pregnancy, parenthood and community.

 

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