Links

Below is a list of useful online resources.

North Carolina Partnership for Children
Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.

North Carolina Division of Child Development
Implements quality standards, increases access for families, and collaborates to promote enhanced service delivery of care and education across the state.

NC Pre-K
The Division of Child Development and Early Education supports pre-kindergarten programs throughout North Carolina, in public schools and licensed child care centers. DCDEE romotes high-quality early childhood educational opportunities that children need in order to be ready for school success.

American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and development services for all children from birth through age eight.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

Born Learning
Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide

Positive Parenting Overcomes the Effects of Poverty on Brain Development

Children Activity Resources Links

sesamestreetincommunities.org. Lots of activities based on topics that you pick to educate your child

Digital Sesame Street books and games and physical activities. Free online courses for Early Childhood Educators.

Tips that provide activities for parents to do with children

Curious George Games and coloring pages

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends!

Tons of activities. Lots of monthly activities. All FREE

Hang out with your favorite cartoon characters all while learning.

Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments.

Kind of like a ‘Pinterest’ type of page of activities

Information for parents and educators: posters, parents handouts, bookmarks, and activity sheets

Lots of activities – esp. online games. Also screening materials for parents such as free books, transitioning to Kindergarten toolkit and literacy games.

Printable activities to go with book titles

Lesson plans, printable worksheets and crafts and activities

Crafts and activities

Storybook Nanny: YouTube videos of books being read

Stories read aloud by movie stars.

Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Learn about the ages and stages of child development: free activities and CDC Milestone Tracker App

Information for parents – especially ages and stages

ABC Mouse: Lots of activities – subscription cost. Free for 30 days.

Lots more – Google search preschool education games, preschool learning activities, etc.