Resources

Help navigating the technology tools that are commonly used for the Family Child Care Association’s Professional Learning Committee trainings, Maine Roads to Quality Online Communities of Practice, and sharing activity resources.


General Resource links in Maine

Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies CCIDS – Tipsheets and Resources

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Child Development Services – CDS

Maine 211

MaineHealth Lets Go! 5-2-1-0

MaineAEYC – state affiliate for NAEYC

Maine Children’s Alliance

Maine Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program

Maine Prepares: Maine Emergency Preparedness Agency

Maine Roads to Quality – MRTQ

Nap SACC

Quality for ME

YIKES Your inventory for Keeping Everyone Safe: Planning Guide for Emergency Response Planning in Child Care. A publication of Maine Department of Health and Human Services,

National Health and Safety Resources

CDC Developmental Milestones: Materials provide a quick picture and also usable for conversations with families.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Back to Sleep Education Campaign: Information for parents, caregivers, and health care providers on safe sleeping practices

Choose My Plate

Child Care Aware of America

CPSC Handbook for Outdoor Home Playground Safety: intended as guidance for installation of safe backyard playgrounds.

Crib Safety Tips: publication from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on crib safety

Farm to Early Care and Education (section of Farm to School programs for ECE)

Healthy Child Care America: includes “BrightFutures/Child Care Health Partnership Handouts for Parents”

Healthy Children: information related to child health, as well as guidance on parenting issues from leading child health experts.

Choosing Safe and Healthy Child Care: guidelines for families and consumers in choosing safe and healthy child care in various settings.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

Physical Activity and Nutrition: USDA Choose My Plate; Dietary Recommendation Resource

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission: provides the latest information on product recalls such as cribs and strollers. Consumers can sign up for e-mail alerts with the latest recalls.

Safe Kids USA: information on child passenger safety, pedestrian safety, fire and burn prevention, sports safety, product recalls, and blogs on special topics.

Helping parents navigate the what, when and how of infant and toddler feeding: accessible, evidence-based information about today’s best practices for feeding infants and toddlers. 

Council for Early Education – CDA

National Weather Service

NAA – National AfterSchool Association

NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAFCC – National Association for Family Child Care

NHSA – National Head Start Association

Preschool Development Grants (PDG)