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Child Development

Professional Organizations

Playground Kids

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession.
California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Providers of advanced training for experienced child care workers who wish to become Mentors to new practitioners.
California School Age Consortium (CSAC)
CSAC works to support and advance afterschool programs and providers throughout California, with training, resources and advocacy.
Child Care Exchange
An Early Childhood Leader, Magazine
Children NOW
A national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure they are a top public policy priority.
Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County (4C)
A community based agency that provides comprehensive services and serves as a community child care link for families and child care professionals.
Earlychildhood NEWS
An online resource for teachers and parents of young children.
First 5
Children & Families First Commission
Kids in Common
Convenes the community to improve the lives of children in Silicon Valley.
National Association for Family Childcare
Provides referral and resources, and information on legal issues and accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
Online Title 22 for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care
State of California, Community Care Licensing Division.
Santa Clara Valley Chapter of California Associationfor the Education of Young Children
Local CAEYC affiliate sponsoring mini-conferences and networking for early childhood educators.
Provider Connection
Brings professional and educational opportunities to local providers.
Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)
Provides teachers and community groups with creative teaching tools and materials.


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