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Child Development Professional Organizations
Most of these associations & organizations publish position papers and research reports which are available from their web sites.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the AAP is to attain 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
NAEYC's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.
National Head Start Association
NHSA's mission is to coalesce, inspire and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education.
Society for Research in Child Development
SRCD promotes multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings
Zero to Three
A national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Child Development Statistics
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"Our goals are to keep the public informed, provide the most updated information on current issues, supply crime prevention solutions, and make sure we help make this world a safer place." Child abuse, child welfare, and sexual assault are topics covered on this site.
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Project Vote Smart
Extensive nonpartisan information on elected officials' voting records and candidates' positions. Covers federal and state offices nationwide.
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