Additional Web Resources
What is the "Digital Divide"? ... and ... "How can I help?"
Many corporations are working together to bridge the "Digital Divide".
Think about all you have learned from the Internet (and hopefully from this site as well).
Many child caregivers / educarers either have NO access to the Internet and / or need help to become computer literate. ConnectNet.org enables YOU to help others "bridge the divide" and provide the how and where information for their easy Internet access. Simply enter a Zip Code and receive detailed maps / information about thousands of Internet access points. "Educarer World of Infants" is available in nine (9) languages to help a caregiver you know.
SAFETY Comes First!
1. WIRELESS AMBER ALERTS - Register to receive AMBER ALERT text messages sent to your cellphone at no charge.
You can help find missing / exploited children in local zip codes. AMBER acronym stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response
To report a missing, abducted or lost child, please call your local law enforcement agency or
the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.
2. CPSC - Product Recalls - (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
3. Educarer.org's own Product Recall Pages
4. Educarer.org's own Safety Pages
Montessori Related Links
1. AMS - (American Montessori Society)
2. CAMT - (Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers)
3. Little Red Robin
4. Michael Olaf Montessori Company - Essential montessori for birth to three years+
5. Montessori Connections - A website of the Montessori Community
6. Montessori Parenting - Birth to Three - Sponsored by the "Assistants to Infancy Program" of The Montessori Institute (Denver, CO)
7. The Toddler Tutor - Website of Jan Katzen-Luchenta author / host of Montessori message boards.
National EC Links - (Foreign EC Sites are Welcome, too!)
1. AAP - (American Academy of Pediatrics) "Children's Health" division of the Medical Library
2. ACEI - (Association for Childhood Education International)
3. aha! Process, Inc. - Learn how to work with children of poverty: K-12 teacher education training. We highly recommend Dr. Ruby Payne, founder, who has achieved significant results in mutual understanding communication systems.
4. APPPAH - (Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health)
5. CAYC - (Canadian Association for Young Children) - Concerned with children ages birth to nine years, the CAYC is the counterpart of NAEYC in the U.S.
6. Child Care Aware - Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.
7. CYFC (Children, Youth, and Family Consortium) - University of Minnesota
8. The Difficult Child - The Nurtured Heart Approach was developed by Howard Glasser, the founder of The Children's Success Foundation. It facilitates parenting and classroom success by offering an amazing set of strategies developed for children with challenging behaviors.
9. Parents Action Store - Formerly "I Am Your Child" of The Rob Reiner Foundation
10. Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (Formerly Jacob Wetterling Foundation) - Working nationally to end child sexual molestation, abuse, and non-family abduction. Education for every age level and valuable resource links.
11. Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association - Developer of Safety Certification program for more than 400 companies' juvenile products. JPMA helps parents select juvenile products that are built with safety in mind. Parents can look for the seal on product packaging.
12. MOTHERISK - Treating the Mother - Protecting the Unborn - Affiliated with the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Motherisk's is your source for evidence-based information about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation.
13. NAEYC - (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
14. National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Childcare (1-800-598-KIDS)
15. NPIN - (National Parent Information Network)
16. The Pikler Institute and Foundation - The Pikler Institute, located in Budapest, Hungary (nicknamed Lóczy from the street where it is located), was established in 1946 by pediatrician Dr. Emmi Pikler. This internationally recognized agency is dedicated to empowering children and families through outreach programs that serve the child, parent, and caregiver. Dr. Pikler recognized the need to offer an environment where children are respected and nurtured to become emotionally and socially mature individuals, able to adjust to the needs of others and of society. Dr. Pikler's concepts and practices included ideas on respecting the child as a person - where s/he is an active individual and is allowed to move freely in a safe environment.
17. RED NOSE DAY - In September 1988 the first Australian Red Nose Day, now a national event in Australia, was conducted for the SIDS cause and was an outstanding success, significantly increasing public awareness of SIDS. Read the history of this event.
18. RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) - Magda Gerber's website
19. SIDS Alliance (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Call (800) 221-SIDS (7437) to speak to a counselor.
20. Stand For Children - founded June 1, 1996 - a non-partisan voice for children
21. Touchpoints - Dr. T. Berry Brazelton's website
22. Twinless Twins Int'l. - Twinless Twins Support Group, International serves in support of twins (all multiple births) who suffer from the loss of companionship of their twin through death, estrangement, or in-utero loss. See our U.S. Conference Calendar for info on their July 2002 Detroit conference.
23. Zero To Three Foundation - a national nonprofit that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. It's mission is to mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
Other Quality EC Links
1. About Parenting: Parenting Babies & Toddlers - Your About.com Guide, Lynn M. Johnson, has done a thorough job of scouring the Internet for any and all topics pertaining to infants and toddlers. See her own recent article on Potty Training.
2. Early Childhood CDA Help - Employment as a "Teacher" in Early Childhood mandates (in 47 U.S. states) having earned the "minimum" of a CDA credential. The staff of this website are registered CDA Advisors and offer assistance in pursuit of the CDA credential.
3. Early Childhood Resource Center - ECRC sees its role in the community as being one of support and facilitation, especially with communities of color, enabling them to develop and succeed in ways that are empowering and culturally sensitive.
4. Infants To Adolescents: Research Update
5. Minnesota STREAMS to Quality - Offering timely, accessible, quality training and professional development opportunities to child care providers.
6. Overindulgence.Info - "Avoid overindulging children. It hurts! Teach about enough......Enforce rules..... Love without spoiling." This is the overindulgence researchers new website.
7 Peapods - Natural toys and baby care - "Peapods" is a mother owned family store / website that has a lot in common with our Educarer philosophy. Their "brick & mortar" retail store is managed by three generations of the same family.
8. THE CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE CHILD CARE - "Formerly known as Project EXCEPTIONAL Minnesota, The Center For Inclusive Child Care is a statewide network for promoting and supporting inclusive early childhood and school-age programs and providers in Minnesota. Their goal is to increase the number and quality of inclusive early care and education and school-age care programs for young children with special needs in Minnesota.
9. The Thinking Parent - A Research Newsletter - "Provides recently published research in following content areas: Education, Parenting and Development, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Physical Health, and Mental Health.