For Child Care Providers

Resources for those taking care of young children.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – Once licensed family child care providers join, they submit claims each month showing they provided nutritious food to the children. They are then reimbursed using a formula. – http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program

Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – http://www.earlychildhoodalliance.com/

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood – www.ct.gov/oec/site/default.asp

State Department of Education – www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Connecticut Early Childhood Education Cabinet – www.ctearlychildhood.org/

Early Care and Education Consortium – The Voice for Child Care Providers – http://www.ececonsortium.org/

Early Childhood Teaching, Development and Learning from Head Start.  Includes 15 minute training videos. – https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching

Early Educator Central – Training for infant-toddler educators – https://earlyeducatorcentral.acf.hhs.gov/

National Association for Family Child Care – www.nafcc.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children – www.naeyc.org

National Program for Playground Safety – www.uni.edu/playground/

National Network for Childcare – www.nncc.org

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education – nrckids.org

Nature Explore, a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation – natureexplore.org/

Best College’s list of best online bachelor’s in early childhood education programs – www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-bachelors-early-childhood-education/