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References Used in the Writing of the Effective Workforce Web Page

Council on Professional Recognition
The council is the home of the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing program, and related professional improvement opportunities that contribute to the field of early childhood education.

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
This  nonprofit organization advocating for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.

Early Childhood.com
This website has information, products, and ideas for those working with young children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
This professional organization is for early childhood educators. The website includes policy statements, a code of ethics, professional articles, and information about upcoming national training.

National Association for the Family Child Care
This organization is dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care. They will provide technical assistance to family child care associations by promoting leadership development and by promoting quality and professionalism through the organization’s accreditation process for family child care providers.

National Head Start Association
The association is dedicated to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. They provide support for the Head Start community by advocating for policies to strengthen Head Start services; provide training and professional development to Head Start staff; and develop and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich Head Start program delivery.

Nebraska Early Childhood Professional and Career Development System
This Web page on the Early Childhood Training Center website contains information and links that are integral to the early childhood professional development in Nebraska. This system is multi-faceted and designed to reach a wide variety of early childhood professionals who are committed to quality programs and experiences for young children, ages birth through eight and their families. Links include a statewide training calendar, community colleges and universities, media resources, and information on the TEACH program that supports early childhood educators in their educational endeavors.

Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
The PBS website provides early childhood educators with curriculum tools and professional resources as part of its commitment to growing young minds.

Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. This multidisciplinary organization advances its mission by informing, educating, and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.