Resources for Everyday Child Care

Favorite Links

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 viewed in 12/2009 and they are family friendly and have no illegal contents.


Amazing -- is an Internet resource created by parents for parents.

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.

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

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

Perpetual Preschool -- Themes for just about everything!

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.


DLTK's Crafts for Kids -- Free printable coloring pages.

KidPrintables -- Many free printable activites.

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

LearningPage -- FREE membership. Members have access to over 1500 professionally produced worksheets, activities and lesson plans for preschool & K - 3rd. And clipart.

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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].

Early Childhood Links -- Webpage listing daycare providers' websites with FREE forms available for use.

Developmental Checklists/Ages & Stages:

The Early Childhood Direction Center -- Developmental Checklists Birth to Five [either Word or PDF]. -- A Child Developmental Checklist: Find out when early intervention or developmental therapy may be needed. [Link to The Fine Motor Development Chart also]

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

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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.

Unites State Department of Health & Human Services - Admin for Children & Families -- Healthy Menus/Recipes -- A web directory for providers.


National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education -- 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:

ProviderWatch -- The only nationwide credit reporting agency created exclusively for daycare providers.

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

The National Association of Child Care Professionals [NACCP] -- 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: -- Successfully connecting learners to online education, including degree and certificate programs, specialized training, and a variety of courses.

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.

Resources for Child Caring -- Resources for Child Caring (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.

Mayo Clinic - Childhood Immunization Schedule -- A birth to 12 years look at childhood immunizations.

Kids Safe ID -- It is the first ever digital ID company for kids on the web. It produces unique, high quality and durable children ID cards that help better protect children.

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

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