Consumer Resources

New York City

Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)’s mission is to promote access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.
Childrends Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We have been serving children for more than 150 years, a longevity that is a testament to our ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of today’s youth.
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Since our founding in 1944, CCC has paired professional staff experts with citizen volunteers to document the facts, educate the community, and advocate for change.
New York City Association for the Education of Young Children
To support the development of professionals to advocate for and promote quality care and education for the well-being of all children—birth through age 8—and their families.
NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
The New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a public/private partnership that brings together a range of city agencies, a consortium of private funders, and the nation’s largest urban university to build a comprehensive system of professional development for individuals who work with young children in New York City.
NYC Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Resource Center
The NYC Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Resource Center, located at the Center for Children’s Initiatives (formerly Child Care, Inc.) is a collaborative initiative of the New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, Children’s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City.

New York State

Early Care and Learning Council
The Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the support of the Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other individuals!
EarlyChildhood.org
This website has been developed by the NYS Council on Children and Families Head Start Collaboration Project to support professional development and improve the quality of early childhood and school-age programs. It is designed to provide a one-stop source of information for those exploring careers in early childhood and school-age programs as well as those already working in the field and looking to advance in their careers. It also contains information that supports the efforts of program directors and others to improve the quality of their programs.
Family Child Care Association for New York State
The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations.
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children
To support the development of professionals to advocate for and promote quality care and education for the well-being of all children—birth through age 8—and their families.
New York State Bureau of Early Intervention
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention.
New York State Council on Children and Families (CCF)
The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.
New York State Head Start Association
The New York State Head Start Association provides services and support to its members and is an organization that represents the interests of the entire New York State Head Start community, including children, families and programs.
Winning Beginning NY
Winning Beginning NY is a statewide coalition working to inform policy makers and the public about the many benefits of early care and learning including home visiting, child care and Pre-K.
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
For 140 years, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), has provided a valuable and highly regarded voice in New York State for low income and vulnerable populations.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
OCFS is responsible for improving the integration of services for New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations; promoting their development; and protecting them from violence, neglect, abuse and abandonment. The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults.
New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multilingual and multicultural association fostering the awareness and appreciation of bilingualism and biculturalism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society.

National

American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Center for the Child Care Workforce
Our mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace.
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for nearly 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.
Docs for Tots
Docs For Tots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization formed to encourage doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state and local level. We are committed to making it as simple as possible for doctors to become involved in advocacy.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC’s public policy goal is a well-financed, high quality system of early childhood education for all children from birth to age eight.
National Association for Family Child Care
The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
National Black Child Development Institute
For the past 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute has been steadfast in its mission to improve and advance the lives of Black children and their families, through advocacy and education.
National Center for Early Development and Learning
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) was founded in 1966 by a small group of scientists who had a vision – to conduct research that would make a difference in children’s lives, support families, and inform public policy.
National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
National Council of La Raza
Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities and open doors for Hispanic Americans, NCLR believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based support are essential parts of any community-empowerment strategy.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). NECTAC serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.
National Head Start Association
Our vision is to be the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community.
National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children.
Child Care Aware of America
By providing reliable information about quality child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® is a critical national link between parents and child care providers.
Asian American Federation
The Asian American Federation’s mission is to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans. CPC-ACCR is funded by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).
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