Friday, May 16, 2014

Sharing Web Resources

The organization that I chose is the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. The link of this site is Child Care of Aware of America is nation’s leading voice for child care. This organization work with state and local child Care Resource and Referral agnecies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. This organization also lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.
I have subscribed to their newsletter and the link of the newsletter is
From this month newsletter, I have learned something very important and interesting topic about investing in child care. In the blog titled, “Early Directions” by Lynetted M. Fraga Ph.D, there is a recent post on May 5th 2014 called, “ Buzz on early childhood is good; progress still needed”. In this post, James Heckman, the Nobel Laureate released findings a link between investments in quality early childhood programs and preventing chronic disease (Fraga, 2014). Professor Heckman and his colleagues continue to demonstrate through research that investments made early in quality early childhood programs prove to prevent challenges later in life (Fraga, 2014). It was interesting to just think how early childhood and health can be connected. There is also a video on youtube by Professor Heckman and his team’s research on chronic disease and early childhood programs.
You can also watch the video about Heckman and his team’s research on chronic disease and early childhood programs. It is very interesting to learn about connection between early childhood and health.

From this newsletter, there was also an important information regarding HeadStart program that is of similar topic related to this week topic of Changing demographics and diversity. In this newsletter, it stated that, this year, the White House took notice, with President Obama making expanded opportunities for high quality child care and early learning not just a part of his policy agenda, but a central focus of that agenda so that “none of our children start the race of life already behind" (Child Care Aware of America, May 2014).

Fraga, L, M. (May 5, 2014). Buzz on Early Childhood is good; progress still needed. Child Care Aware of America, eNews. Retrieved from
Early HeadStart-Child Care Partnerships. (May 14, 2014). Child Care Aware of America, eNews. Retrieved from


  1. It is interesting that there was a connection with Head Start and early childhood health. I had no idea that there is a connection between the two. I enjoyed reading your post. It is amazing the information that we can learn from these sites. I am going to have to look this one up. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thankyou for the information. It looks a very good resources for early childhood education. I always have a question how such organization gets their funding. Are they supporting by government or all of these are voluntarily. Who is the founder? It must take a lot of resources and support and help to build such website. I wish I can build one for Chinese early educators. It of course has to be translated to Chinese. Most early childhood educators are not well versed with English. That is why a website for such professionals are high demand. Thankyou for sharing.

  3. Lhakpa,

    It seems like you have gained a lot with your resources, this week! Thank you for sharing This article sparks my interest and I am going to follow this, too!