Child care organizations
Links to Canada-wide, provincial, Aboriginal and US ECEC organizations.
Early Childhood Ireland supports and represents the people who play a role in the development, delivery and oversight of early childhood care and education in Ireland, and prioritises the interests of children.
- Provides professional support and training for early childhood care and education providers
- Contributes to research and public policy development.
- Promotes quality, accessible childcare for all children
- Explores and evaluates innovative and creative child-centred approaches to childcare
The International Step by Step Association (ISSA) is a membership organization that connects professionals and organizations working in the field of early childhood development and education. ISSA promotes equal access to quality education and care for all children, especially in the early years of their lives.
Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training (DECET) brings together a network of European organisations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training. The network aims at promoting and studying democratic child care, acknowledging the multiple identities of children and families.
Advancing Children's Early Care and Education
Start Strong is committed to advancing high quality care and education as a right for all young children in Ireland. Their advocacy efforts are built on proven evidence of the benefits this brings for children, for the economy and for society.
The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice
of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education,
and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. NAA is
the membership association for professionals who work with children and
youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide
variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school
This AECEO project provides increased information for the public, parents and school boards about the role of early childhood educators in full day kindergarten.The project facilitates the participation of RECEs in discussions on their role in the Early Learning team while building leadership capacity in early learning sector organizations.
CCW's mission is to improve the quality of child care services by upgrading the wages, benefits, training opportunities and working conditions for child care teachers and family child care providers. Website contains online reports and studies, workforce initiatives, and links.
The Child Care Law Center (CCLC) is a national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community. They are the only organization in the US devoted exclusively to the complex legal issues that affect child care. Their work encompasses public benefits, civil rights, housing, economic development, regulation and licensing, and land use.
Nation's largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. Links to the "Early Childhood Research Quarterly" and "Young Children". Position statements, annual conference details and other NAEYC resources available
NACCRA's mission is to provide vision, leadership, and support to community child care resource and referral and to promote national policies and partnerships committed to the development and learning of all children. Website provides information on projects, publications, policy symposiums, professional development training and other child care initiatives.