Department of Human Services - DHS can help you and
your family meet your basic needs. Providing a range of services
to help you become healthy and self-sufficient. Cash, Food, Child
Care, Housing, Health & Medical, Pregnancy & Parenting,
Department of Children & Family Services - On this web
site you will find timely information about Child Protection, Foster
Care, Adoption, Day Care licensing and other services provided by
the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).
Child Care Information Center
-The NCCIC is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance
center that provides a wealth of early care and education information.
Child Care Association -The NCCA is active in national childcare
issues and works in Washington to balance the quality, affordability,
and availability of licensed, private childcare and education programs.
Association for the Education of Young Children -NAEYC administers
an accreditation system to improve the quality of education and
care provided in programs for young children. Its Web site provides
information for families concerning early childhood development
and childcare issues.
for Children and Families -The ACF is a federal agency that
funds state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide
family assistance (welfare), child support, childcare, Head Start,
child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
of Policy Issues: Child Care Issues -The Almanac offers
background information, archived documents, and links on childcare
issues in the U.S.
Network for Child Care -NNCC unites the expertise of many
of the nation's leading universities to share knowledge about children
and childcare. The site offers over 1000 publications and childcare
resources, an e-mail discussion group, a quarterly newsletter, and
After School Association -The NAA is a professional association
dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and
youth during their out-of-school hours. Its site offers publications,
articles, and numerous other resources for parents.
-The companion Web site to the magazine. It provides expert advice
on health and safety, food and nutrition, family issues, enriching
activities, recipes, and more.
Child -This informative Web site features hundreds of reliable,
in-depth articles, resources, and quality information about natural,
holistic parenting plus carefully selected natural, non-toxic products
for keeping your babies and kids safe and healthy.
Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care -The
NRC Web site offers links to a variety of childcare resources, state
licensing agencies, and guides to choosing a childcare program.
Help - Contains information about child abuse prevention
and treatment, and a method to report suspected abuse cases in the
US. The Childhelp
National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD is dedicated to the
prevention of child abuse.