Early Learning

Child Care Resource and Referral Network
The first statewide resource and referral organization in the United States. Child Care Resource and Referral Network is a well-developed system that supports parents, providers, and local communities in finding, planning for, and providing affordable, quality child care.

Child Care Resource Center
A Southern California-based dedicated to strengthening children and families.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
A national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
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. They advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

The California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health
Assists policymakers, funders, and organizations to design and implement high-quality practices that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children under the age of 5.

The Abecedarian Project, University of North Carolina
One of the world’s oldest and most oft-cited early childhood education programs.

Heckman Equation
Research. Data. Lectures. Advocacy. Resources to promote the value of investing in early childhood development by Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economics professor James Heckman.

Parent Teacher Home Visit Project
A partnership between a faith-based community organizing group, a local teachers union, and a school district to address a pervasive history of low student achievement, high levels of poverty, and the high percentages of children entering school as English learners.

WestEd
Works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
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.

California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division
Helps manage several child care and development programs in California.

Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
National policy research and reform-support organization that works with urban districts and communities to improve the conditions and outcomes of schools, especially in urban communities and in those attended by traditionally underserved children. Their work focuses on three crucial issues in education reform today: school transformation, college and career readiness, and expanded learning time.

Center for the Study on Child Care Employment
Focused on achieving comprehensive public investments which enable and reward the early childhood workforce to deliver high-quality care and education for all children.

QRIS National Learning Network
The network is united in the desire to use rating and improvement strategies to elevate the quality of care in state early care and education systems and to support and improve children’s development.

Selected research