Additional resources can also be found on our Advocacy Partners page in the Public Policy section of our website.
If you want your organization to be listed on this page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the website name, website address and short description.
National Association for the Education of Young Children: www.naeyc.org
National Afterschool Association: www.nAAweb.org
Center for Inclusive Child Care: www.inclusivechildcare.org
The Center for Inclusive Child Care is a comprehensive resource network for promoting and supporting inclusive early childhood and school-age programs and providers. This network provides leadership, administrative support, training, and consultation to early care and education providers, school-age care providers, parents, and the professionals who support providers and parents of children with special needs.
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED): www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED
The Center for Early Education and Development provides information regarding young children (birth to age eight), including children with special needs, in the areas of education, child care, child development, and family education.
Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota: www.mpmn.org
Minnesota Alliance with Youth: mnyouth.net
The Minnesota Alliance with Youth is a statewide alliance of communities, non-profits, businesses, faith communities, families, and young people. It is the Minnesota's initiative in the America's Promise movement.
Minnesota Center for Professional Development: www.mncpd.org
The Minnesota Center for Professional Development recognizes and supports childhood development throughout the state. Our focus is on enhancing the opportunities for professional development in all settings including early childhood and school-age care as well training providers.
Minnesota Reading Corps: minnesotareadingcorps.org
Parent Aware: www.parentawareratings.org
Redleaf Press: www.redleafpress.org
Search Institute: www.search-institute.org
Practical Research benefiting Children and Youth
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compensation and commitment to the field.
University of Minnesota Children, Youth and Family Consortium: www.cyfc.umn.edu
NATIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCES
American Montessori Internationale: www.montessori-ami.org
American Montessori Society: www.amshq.org
Council on Accreditation: coanet.org
Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents: www.behavioralinstitute.org
Child Care Aware of America: childcareaware.org
Guide to effective programs for children/youth. An extensive knowledge base of programs that "work" to enhance children's development, presented in a user-friendly format for policy makers, program designers and funders.
Children’s Defense Fund: www.childrensdefense.org
National Women’s Law Center: www.nwlc.org
Zero to Three: www.zerotothree.org
NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL RESOURCES
Afterschool Alliance: www.afterschoolalliance.org
Afterschool Exchange: www.thirteen.org/edonline/afterschool
Offers a growing set of activities that incorporate video and the internet to help make learning fun.
America’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth: www.americaspromise.org
Beyond the Bell:beyondthebell.org
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation: www.mott.org
Every Hour Counts: www.afterschoolsystems.org
National Institute on Out-of-School Time: www.niost.org
School-Age Notes: www.schoolagenotes.com
The Forum for Youth Investment: http://forumfyi.org
The Forum for Youth Investment (the Forum) is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.
The National Mentoring Partnership: www.Mentoring.org/Afterschool
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
Arc Greater Twin Cities: www.arcgreatertwincities.org
Serves the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Arc services include early intervention, education, assistance during the transition to adulthood, health care, housing, employment, guardianship and more.
Kids Included Together (Kit): www.kitonline.org
A non-profit organization that exists to provide training and technical assistance in inclusion.
Minnesota State Council on Disability: www.disability.state.mn.us
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities: www.nichcy.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.: www.ncld.org
Pacer Center: www.pacer.org
An advocacy group founded by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. This group works in cooperation with 20 disability organizations.
Disability advocacy worldwide
The Childcare Law Center: www.childcarelaw.org
Provides several free downloadable items, including a flowchart for admitting a child with a disability into your program.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): www.cec.sped.org
A professional organization dedicated to improving education outcomes for exceptional individuals.