Reports/Links

Links and Resources

The California Child Care Coordinators Association was formed to promote, support, and improve the coordination of local efforts to provide child care services for children in California.

Local Resources

  • Special Parent's Information Network (SPIN) Watsonville 722-2800, Santa Cruz:423-7713
    Spin is a parent directed organization for parents of children with special needs. Helps parents become more informed about available resources for services, treatments, interventions, and other supports in the county and beyond.
  • For information and referrals on any of the following: food, housing, health, children & youth, seniors and income, visit Santa Cruz County's information and referral databse, 211 Bay Area

 

Statewide Resources

  • Children Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority.
  • Preschool California is a nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy organization formed in 2003 that brings together a diverse group of supporters, from kindergarten teachers to CEOs to county sheriffs to advocate for every child in California to have the opportunity to go to quality, voluntary preschool. Proposition 82 (The Preschool For All Act) (link to PFA Taskforce, Special Projects section of Committee page) sponsored by children's advocate Rob Reiner and a growing coalition of business, education, labor and early childhood leaders will be on the June 2006 ballot. If passed, Prop. 82 will provide every four-year-old in California with the opportunity to attend a quality preschool program.
  • California Child Development Administrators Association
    CCDAA is an independent professional organization for administrators of publicly funded Child Development Programs. Our long standing record of advocating quality early education dates back to 1943. We are recognized as one of California's leading professional organizations.
  • First 5 California
    The California Children and Families Act of 1998 is designed to provide, on a community-by-community basis, all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services.
  • Zero to three
    ZERO TO THREE is the nation's leading resource on the first three years of life. We are a national non-profit charitable organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.
  • CA Center for Social Emotional Foundation of Early Learning (CSEFEL) - The CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid is a conceptual framework for promoting social emotional competence in infants and young children. CSEFEL was adapted by California to maximize collaboration to enhance linkages and methods for local agencies to deliver services and to connect families to appropriate interventions, including children’s mental health, Early Start, special education, and medical services.

Reports

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