Links For Educators

Free Online – Let’s Move! Child Care – Train the Trainer Webinar 

 To view this free online webinar, please click here:

The purpose of this webinar is to train state and community level personnel on the Let’s Move! Child Care tools available for child care providers and families in their communities

Let’s Move State Challenge

Lets Move! Child Care – Checklist Quiz & On-line Quiz

Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit

Other FREE resources

Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything – a quick video clip

5 Sample Progress Report Formats – Sample Progress Report Forms that can be adapted for your program

Child Care Exchange
For over 30 years, Exchange has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through its magazine, books, training products, training seminars, and international conferences.

Child Care Providers Guide to New Crib Standards -From the Consumer Product Safety Commission on the new crib safety regulations.

Massachusetts Electronic Child Care Information Management System

The Early Care and Education Consortium is a non-profit alliance of America’s leading providers of quality early learning programs

Early Childhood Focus – Provides parents, early childhood professionals, policy-makers, and advocates with the latest early childhood news from around the country in a searchable database.

Free Language & Literacy Resources & Activities -These materials include home and community activities for adults and young children (birth to five) that encourage early language and literacy development.  They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.

Free Teacher Resources from Lakeshore Learning – Lesson plans, projects & activities, printables and more. Diffrent theme each month.

Gifts In Kind International  Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that help improve communities.

Ongoing deadline. Visit their website for more information:

Help Me GrowThe Help Me Grow System is a comprehensive, efficient, and effective system of early detection and care coordination built around 4 core concepts.

Kinderwait – Massachusetts on-line Income Eligible waiting list database tool

Little Voices for Healthy Choices – 3 free webinars on Sleep, Nutrition & Developing Mind & Body Through Music – Provides useful information about a wide range of assistance programs for people in need living in Massachusetts. It provides information on what benefits are available, how to apply, eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions.

Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth


National Exchange Club – Child Abuse Prevention – Information and resources for victims and families.

Newsletter Templates – Here are some free templates you can use for a Parent Newsletter – Dinosaur ThemeGreen Boxes, Red Themed and  Play & Sun

PBS-Public Broadcast Television …Teacher Line is the premiere online professional development resource delivering courses online for PreK-12 teachers.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

National Association for Family Child Care  a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care and representing family child care providers by advocating for their needs.

National Survey of Early Care & Education – (NSECE) is an exciting study sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families. This is the first survey of this type since 1990.

Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant – What Does it Mean to Me? – a pre-recorded webinar on the federal Race to the Top grant and how it can impact you.

Rosie For ALL Kids Foundation – to provide financial support to nonprofit programs serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families.  The foundation’s main focus is center-based child care, and first priority is given to programs serving low-income, urban areas. Ongoing deadline.

Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business   Information & free resources about running a family child care business focusing on the business side, including record keeping, NEW tax laws, money management and retirement planning.

Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success – Strategies for improving children’s language and literacy development, birth to age 9


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