|National Support Organizations|
Many of these national organizations have local affiliates in Vermont. Let us know which organizations you have found to be helpful!
Children's Defense Fund (CDF): a national children's advocacy organization.
Telephone: (202) 628-8787
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): a national professional organization for early childhood professionals. Offers a center based accreditation process.
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC): a national organization that provides support, information, and accreditation for those providing or interested in family child care.
National School Age Care Alliance (NSCA): a national organization that gathers local networks of care providers under one national umbrella, bringing together their collective wisdom and experience. Offers accreditation for school age programs.
Telephone: (617) 298-5012
Redleaf National Institute: the Institute's National Center for the Business of Family Child Care helps providers successfully manage their businesses.
Telephone: (651) 641-6675
Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education - Wheelock College: the Center strives to improve the quality of early care and education by creating viable career development systems for practitioners.
Telephone: (617) 734-5200
Child Care Action Campaign: an advocacy organization that works on policies and programs that increase the availability of quality child care.
Telephone: (212) 239-0138
Child Care Law Center: works exclusively on legal issues concerning the establishment and provision of child care.
Telephone: (415) 495-5498
The Children's Foundation: conducts research and provides information and training on federal food programs, quality child care, leadership development, health care, and enforcement of court-ordered child support.
Telephone: (202) 347-3300
ERIC/EECE: collects and communicates research, literature, fact sheets, and briefing papers on the physical, cognitive, social, educational, and cultural development of children from birth through early adolescence.
Families and Work Institute: committed to developing new approaches toward balancing the changing needs of America's families.
Telephone: (212) 465-2044
Center for the Child Care Workforce: committed to improving the quality of child care services through upgrading the compensation and training of teachers and providers.
Telephone: (202) 737-7700
National Child Care Association: a trade association that represents the private, licensed early childhood community.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care: seeking to enhance the quality of child care by supporting state and local health departments, child care regulatory agencies, child care providers, and parents in their effort to promote health and safety in child care.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST): works to improve the quality and quantity of school-age child care programs through collaborative work.
Telephone: (617) 283-2547
USA Child Care: a membership organization of early childhood service providers and advocates committed to serving low-moderate income children.
Telephone: (202) 488-8135
Zero To Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families: Zero To Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers
Telephone: (202) 638-1144