Below is a list of useful online resources. You can also find further information on the Albemarle Smart Start website.

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 supports pre-kindergarten programs throughout North Carolina, in public schools and licensed child care centers. DCD 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

In-Depth Resource for People Interested in Pursuing a Career in Early Childhood Education

Positive Parenting Overcomes the Effects of Poverty on Brain Development

Activities to go with book titles

Learning activities and crafts for children

Activities and crafts using their products

Digital Sesame Street books and games

Tips that provide activities for parents to do with children

Awesome information for parents and educators

Tons of activities. Lots of monthly activities.

Lots of activities – especially online games. Also screening materials for parents.

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

Lots of activities

Information for parents – especially ages and stages

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