For Researchers and Policy-makers
For Parents and Communities
For Teachers and Educators
For Researchers and Policy-makers
The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) is a network established to build strong partnerships across sectors and different disciplines, organizations, agencies and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to advance the agenda on and investment in early childhood in areas from Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. It aims to ensure the rights of every child to optimal holistic development throughout the region.
2) SRCD (Society for Research in Child Development)
SRCD is a professional organization for scientists, practitioners, and students in the field of child and adolescent development. It covers all aspects of child development and aims to highlight its commitment to a broad definition of development across a wide age range; to incorporate such cultural contexts; to create a professionally and geographically diverse community of scholarship and application; to disseminate research findings to a wide range of research consumers; and to contribute to the formulation and implementation of developmentally-sound policy and practice.
3) ISSBD (International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development)
ISSBD is an international organization for researchers to promote scientific research of human development throughout the life span. It is recognized by the developmental scientists as the major international organization serving their specialty fields.
4) The consultative group on early childhood care and development
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) is a global inter-agency consortium with strong links to regional networks and a track record of advocacy and knowledge generation and dissemination at an international level. It works actively involves practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and national and international agencies to improve early childhood policy and practice focusing on children in disadvantaged circumstances.
5) Encyclopedia on early childhood development
This Encyclopedia covers 47 topics related to the psychosocial development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.
6) Center on the developing child (Harvard University)
This center is affiliated with Harvard University. It focuses on science of early childhood, early childhood programs, innovations in policy and practice to enhance child well-being, global child development and children’s health development.
7) Child Trends
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. This organization seeks to improve the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children. Founded in 1979, Child Trends helps keep the nation focused on children and their needs by identifying emerging issues; evaluating important programs and policies; and providing data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice. The research topics cover Child poverty, child welfare, early childhood development, education, fatherhood and parenting, health, evaluation, indicators of child well-being and so on.
8) Childwatch International Research Network
The Childwatch International Research Network is a global, non-profit, nongovernmental network of institutions that collaborate in child research for the purpose of promoting child rights and improving children’s well-being around the world. It links local, regional and national research efforts to an international research based knowledge, practice and policy on children’s issues and focuses on critical issues in the lives of children and youth, and their families. It seeks to encourage multi-disciplinary research, policy development and training that promote the well being, rights, civic and social participation and the full development of children.
For Parents and Communities
1) Raising Children Network
This website is for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. It offers materials on topics related to child development, behavior, health, nutrition and fitness, play and learning, connecting and communicating, school and education, entertainment and technology, sleep and safety. It also provides parents with opportunities to connect with each other.
2) Happy Family Info Hub (Hong Kong)
The Happy Family Info Hub provides a wide array of family-related information for parents and families in Hong Kong. It offers different resources and links toward parental education, family education, family support, family-related research/ survey.
3) Parenting resources
Parenting Resources is dedicated to providing schools, programs, parenting educators, and teachers with the most complete collection of materials to help them in instructing and involving parents. Our extensive collection of over 800 Parenting books, games, posters, Parenting Education aids and videos/DVD’s covers such diverse areas of interest as parent involvement, early intervention, parents as first teachers, early brain development, child abuse prevention, parenting education, school readiness as well as fatherhood and motherhood.
4) Zero to Three
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. The mission of the website is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
5) Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.
For Teachers and Educators
1) China National Society of Early Childhood Education (CNSECE)
China National Society of Early Childhood Education (CNSECE) is a Chinese non-profit academic organization established to improve the development of young children and early childhood education in China. This official website of the organization provides researchers, teachers, educators and parents with materials on early childhood research, curriculum, child development, early childhood education in rural areas, health education and so on. In addition, it contains a special section for early childhood educators.
OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organization concerned with all aspects of early childhood education and care (ECEC). It defends and promotes the rights of the child to education and care worldwide and supports activities which improve accessibility to high quality education and care. It promotes study and research related to ECEC; organizes international and regional conferences and symposia; disseminates information about ECEC all over the world through the publication of the International Journal of Early Childhood; encourages the training of personnel for ECEC; and encourages family education in connection with ECEC.
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area. It provides an academic forum in the Pacific region for the development and dissemination of high quality research in early childhood education; facilitates cooperation and collaboration among researchers in the Pacific area working in the field of early childhood education; promotes links between research and practice in the field of early childhood education; raises the visibility and status of research in early childhood education in the Pacific region; facilitates the exchange of information and views on early childhood education, to collect and disseminate information pertaining to early childhood education and to develop skills and techniques relating to early childhood education; and promotes research, studies, surveys, investigations and discussions of any nature for early childhood education, and to encourage and aid in the publication and public dissemination of results of any such research, studies, surveys, investigations or discussions.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), in the USA, is dedicated to improving the well-being of young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8. The site contains details about accreditation, conferences, materials for professional development, and research and reports.
5) Early Childhood
Early Childhood.com is a source of information for all who share an interest in improving the education and general life experience of young children. It’s a place for getting advice from experts in the early childhood field, expanding your collection of creative projects, and sharing ideas and questions with the early childhood community.
The corporate mission of Scholastic is to encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy, the cornerstone of all learning. With more than 90 years of experience supporting the learning lives of children, today Scholastic remains committed to providing quality, engaging educational content in digital and print formats for the next generation of learners, and the families and educators who guide them.