Resources for Everyday Child Care

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NOTE- EdCC is not responsible for contents either linked or referred from these sites on other websites or for any postings in Blogs, Guestbooks or Comments, or site Ads, et al.

All sites were verified in 2/2019 and they are family friendly and have no illegal contents.

Choose one of the links below:

Early Childhood & Preschool Resources [arts & crafts, printables etc.]:

Chubbie Cubbie's Preschool & Curriculum -- A site for the parents, providers, and educators of young children. Links, activities, free stuff, and more.

DLTK's Crafts For Kids -- Craft [theme] printables and lots of other ideas.

Enchanted Learning [Preschool and Kindergarten Activities] -- Free craft resources are available {membership not req'd}.

Everything Preschool -- Contains over 30,000 early childhood education ideas separated into over 100 themes, 26 Alphabet Idea Sections, & Lesson Plans.

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts -- Free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age.

Gayle's Preschool Rainbow -- Preschool education activities and early childhood education lesson plans that give preschool children choices.

KidPrintables -- Many free printable activites.

KinderPrintables -- A terrific site with free printables of various themes and teaching tools.

Kiz Club -- ABC's, patterns, crafts, phonics, printable stories, topics, many other resources.

Lil' Fingers -- a storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks and coloring pages. Free toddler stories, activities & holiday sections are designed with bright colors & big buttons for little fingers.

Perpetual Preschool -- Themes for just about everything!

Preschool Coloring -- Extensive coloring pages as well as some "no-line" coloring pages.

Preschool Education -- A terrific early childhood resource site. Our favorite pages are music/songs, science & sensory, themes, and circle time.

Preschool Printables -- FREE printables for just about anything. Includes awards, bulletin boards, games, felt board stories, file folder games, sticker charts, and name plates.

Story-A-Month Curriculum Ideas -- Shows how to make a Story into part of a theme/curriculum... many different stories.

The Virtual Vine -- Resource for Early Childhood teachers, preschool through second grade. It's a site filled with ideas and activities to make teaching and learning FUN through themes and units, displays, literacy and math connections.




Teacher Resources:

Kinder Helper -- Children's resources for kindergarten, pre-school & elementary school teachers and parents. Over 1,500 flashcards, hundreds of clip art images, 600+ printable worksheets, paper crafts, classroom activities and much more!

KinderArt -- FREE art and craft lessons activities and plans for k-12.



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Forms:    For the forms located on EdCC Click Here.

Supporting Providers -- FREE Forms for almost any situation.

The Daycare Lady -- A great variety of FREE forms for child care purposes. [over 450 of them].

Step by Step Child Care Forms -- FREE forms.


Developmental Checklists/Ages & Stages:

The Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center -- Developmental Checklists Birth to Five [PDF]. -- A Child Developmental Checklist: Find out when early intervention or developmental therapy may be needed.

Infant & Toddler Connection of the New River Valley -- Developmental Checklist: Birth - 3 yrs.



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Child & Adult Care Food Program [CACFP] -- Home for the nationwide CACFP program. Program information & guidelines, recipes, current reimbursement rates, State contacts, and best practices.

USDA Recipes for Child Nutrition Programs -- Alphabetical by Recipe Name.

USDA- Healthy Meals Resource System -- Providing information to persons working in the USDA's Child Nutrition Programs.




National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations -- Individual States' Child Care Licensure Regulations [interactive map].

The Daycare Resource Connection -- Select a State to get an extensive list of State-based resource links.

Child Care Lounge -- Understanding Family Daycare Regulations.



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Professional Development/Assistance:

Think Small -- (formerly Resources for Child Caring and formerly Redleaf National Institute) offers a variety of information for family child care professionals.

The Association for Early Learning Leaders -- Association serving child care owners, directors, and administrators.

National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC] -- National organization for child care educators.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) -- National organization for family child care professionals.

Council For Professional Recognition -- The Council works to improve the professional status of early childhood workers --Child Development Associate.



Online Education/Training:

Care Courses -- is an international distance learning school offering distance learning training for early childhood professionals, child care providers and parents. It offers in-service training or annual clock hours for many States.

Child Care Lounge -- Quality online child care trainings which meet educational requirements in many States.

Child Care Training -- Distance learning for child care providers. Accepted in many States. -- Successfully connecting learners to online education, including degree and certificate programs, specialized training, and a variety of courses.

Resources for Child Caring -- (formerly Resources for Child Caring and formerly Redleaf National Institute) offers a variety of online workshops for family child care professionals.



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Health & Safety:

KidsHealth - for Parents -- Infections -- Extensive articles on childhood infections.

KidsHealth - for Parents -- Medical Conditions -- Extensive articles on normal childhood medical conditions.

KidsHealth - for Parents -- First Aid -- Extensive articles on giving of first aid.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for Infectious Diseases -- A - Z listing of diseases/illnesses by their common names grouped by the area affected.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recalls -- Check for recalled items.



Taxes & Bookkeeping [information & software]:

NAFCC 8 Key Federal Tax Issues -- Eight Key Federal Tax Issues Unique to Family Child Care Providers along with other tax issues.

Tom Copeland's blog -- Tom has been conducting training workshops and webinars for family child care providers, trainers, and tax preparers since 1982.



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Sample Menus:





Online Advertising:

These are FREE listings or very inexpensive to get them added. First, search for your Business name to see if you have been placed on the site, if so, you may then have to pay $$ to claim your site.

*These sites are subject to change and may not have a free service in the future. But be careful, some of these sites won't remove your listing if you request it at a later time.

ABLocal -- Free listing.

acompio -- Free listing. I was able to claim an old listing.

Angie's List -- Free to list and sign-up.

Bing Business -- Free listing.

BizHWY -- Free listing. -- Free listing. Business Listing -- Free to sign-up. -- Free listing.

ChildCare Avenue -- Free listing.

city map -- Free listing {branch=category}. -- Free ad, must be renewed by 9th month after placing. (Services/Caregivers&Baby Sitting).

Cylex -- Free listing. Your site is also added automatically to -- $9/month for 3 months, minimum.

Daycare Bear -- Free listing. (Does need to be renewed periodically).

dun&bradstreet -- Free to sign-up and then get your D&B D-U-N-S # (30 days).

Google My Business -- Free listing.

eLocal -- Free listing.

ezlocal -- Free listing. Must log-in to activate. Have to pay Yext to claim listing.

Express Update -- Free listing. You can claim it.

Facebook Marketplace -- Free sellers listing. (Use Classifieds then Miscellaneous)

FourSquare -- Free listing, but waiting for email to verify.

GPS Data Team -- Free listing: select Services:Child Care, Free listing (self-promoted), & All popular GPS brands. There is a $1/month Paypal subscription fee. *mobile

Here -- (formerly NAVTEQ). Free listing. *mobile

Hotfrog -- Free listing.

iBegin -- Free listing.

iGlobal -- Free listing.

Just Local Business -- Free listing.

Local Database -- Free listing.

Local Stack -- Free listing (formerly MojoPages). Never rec'd verification email.

Looking 4 Daycare -- Free small Child Care Business listing or $15 one-time fee for larger ad.

Manta -- Free listing.

MapQuest -- Sign up free. Visit "My Maps" to add your business. Rename the Map to name of your business. * mobile

Merchant Circle -- Free to sign-up.

My Local Services -- $1 very basic listing.

n49 -- Free to sign-up and listing.

OpenDi -- Free listing.

Pages24 -- Free listing. Site will be "under review".

Penny Saver -- Free listing as if it was an ad. (Services/Family&Community/Child Care/Child&Day Care). You can "Publish" without selecting any $$$ options. Max of 21 days.

Sales Spider -- Free listing. Problems with completing My Profile info.

showmelocal -- Free listing.

Sitter City -- Free to sign-up & create a listing.

Super Pages -- Send them a message to add your listing.

Manta -- Free listing.

Tupalo -- Free sign-up & listing.

US-Business -- Free listing. Can't be claimed but can update info via link. (formerly us-info)

VOTE for the BEST -- Free listing. Find your site. Pop-up will have a link to "add" your website.

Where 2 Go -- Free listing. *formerly WhereTo?. Will need to regularly "verify" your site. Using the free version. The login is your business URL beginning with the "http://".

Yalwa -- Free listing. Select "Proceed", no need to pay. The duration of a business listing is 365 days.

YaSabe -- Free listing. Your site will appear also on: Palm Beach Post, Statesman, La Voz, & Houston Chronicle

Yellowbot -- Free sign-up & listing.

YellowPageCity -- Free sign-up & listing.

Yellow Pages -- Free listing. Search for your business.

Yelp for Business Owners -- Free listing.

YP (DexYP) -- Free listing. Search for your business.

2findlocal -- Free listing. Verification email issues.

Dex Knows -- Free to sign-up.

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You may need to pay some money at these sites. First, search for your Business name to see if you have been placed on the site.
But be careful, some of these sites won't remove your listing if you request it at a later time.


-- $99/month & manages many sites.

Daycare Resource

-- You can add & get it updated for a minimum of 36/yr.

Dex Knows Business Listings

-- If you have a website, have it checked here. You can update it for a minimum of $49/mo.

DexYP (Thryv)

-- Listing is a minimum of $59/mo, first 7 days are free. (Text & Email, Appointment Scheduling, Customer Database).

My Dex (account) is currently down, but here is the link -->
-- -- (Pay Bills, View Reporting, Manage Your Listings).

-- Free listing, but to claim/update will be $20 one-time fee.
Judy's Book

-- Listing is $9.99 ONE TIME fee. But minimum of $19.92/mo to claim/update.
Mellow Yellow

-- Listing for a monthly fee (various). Childcare & Babysitting are under Education. Browse the categories on the left.
My Child Care Guide

-- Find your name & claim it, fee is $4.95/month.
Neustar Localeze

-- $79/year.


-- SmartGuy® only accepts ONE business per category within each city network. $69 per month.
Top Rated Experts

-- Listing is $99/year.
US City

-- One-time fee of $5.99 to have your location added to the directory.

-- For minimum of $19/term.

-- Have to use Yext to claim/manage.
Yahoo! local listing

-- Uses Yext.

-- For as low as $49.95 per year.

-- *Minimum of $199/year, but covers over 40 sites.

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