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Child Development, Health and Safety
With 90% of brain development occurring in the early years, Child Care Services values and supports quality environments with developmentally appropriate practices. To help support providers and educators as well as parents, the child's first teacher, this list of resources has been gathered based on Oklahoma's core competencies.
Child Growth and DevelopmentAmerican Academy of Pediatrics CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Developmental Milestones (Birth to 5) Developmental Monitoring And Screening Facts about Child Development Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Zero to Three
Health, Safety and NutritionChild Nutrition Child Passenger Safety Choose My Plate (health and nutrition) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Healthy Children Safe to Sleep
Child Observation and AssessmentBirth to 5: Watch Me Thrive, help with developmental monitoring and screening. Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Child Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) “Learn the Signs. Act Early” program,
Learning Environments and CurriculumCreating Learning Environments The OK Early Childhood Learning Environment Head Start School Readiness Let’s Move! America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids Nature Based Learning Zero to Three Interactions with ChildrenAdult/Child InteractionBehavior Guidance for Young Children
Social & Emotional DevelopmentTechnical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children
Family and Community PartnershipsChild Development Institute - Parenting
Child & Family WebGuideFamily ResourceFamily & Youth Services BureauHomelessnessMaternal DepressionParent Family and Community Engagement ParentPROParents ActionPosititve Parenting
Pathways Child Development resourcesResources for Homeless Children and Families: Tip Sheet
Program Planning, Development and EvaluationPlanning and CurriculumNAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
NAEYC position papers on Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation
Professionalism and LeadershipEarly Education Central Center for Early Childhood EducationMcCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership NAEYC-Voices of Practitioners Leadership Opportunities Oklahoma Child Care Resource and ReferralScholars for Excellence in Child Care
Use the Child Care Locator/Summary of Program Monitoring to view a summary of program monitoring reports for your a child care program or to search for quality child care in Oklahoma.
Child Care Locator Fact Sheet.
For additional assistance in locating child care contact
Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral.
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