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After-School All-Stars
9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 310/ 275-3232
FAX: 310/ 275-3230
Description: After-School All-Stars offers a proven alternative for middle school children. The After-School All-Stars program engage s children in activities and on-going relationships that increase confidence and encourage success in all areas of their lives at home, in school and in the community.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: 708/ 228-5097

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2738
Phone: 703/ 706-4600
FAX: 703/ 706-4663

American Association of School Administrators
1801 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209-9988
Phone: 703/ 528-0070
FAX: 703/ 841-1543
Description: The 16,000-member American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for school superintendents, other central office administrators, and school principals. Its major areas of focus include: improving the condition of children and youth, preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century, connecting schools and communities, and enhancing the quality of school leadership.

American Educational Research Association
1230 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3078
Phone: 202/ 223-9485
FAX: 202/ 775-1824

American Federation of Teachers
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002-2079
Phone: 202/ 879-4400
FAX: 202/ 879-4597

American Library Association
Preschool Literacy Initiative
Description: The American Library Association’s site‘s Preschool Literacy Initiative section includes excellent hand-outs on emergent literacy regarding children from birth to age five years, and descriptions of model library programs that use research-based early literacy practices.

American Public Human Services Association
810 First Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4267
Phone: 202/ 682-0100
FAX: 202/ 289-6555

Association of Junior Leagues International
660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016-3241
Phone: 212/ 683-1515
FAX: 212/ 481-7196

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703/ 578-9600
FAX: 703/ 575-5400

Association of Teacher Educators
1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE
Reston, VA 20191-1502
Phone: 703/ 620-3110
FAX: 703/ 620-9530


Bank Street College of Education
610 W. 122th Street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212/ 875-4400
FAX: 212/ 875-4759

Between the Lions
Description: Between the Lions, the award-winning public television show from WGBH and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. designed to improve the early literacy skills of 4- to 7-year-olds, offer a rich Web site with stories, games, and other resources for teachers and parents.


California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
111 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415/ 882-0234
FAX: 415/ 882-6233

Center for the Child Care Workforce
733 15th Street, Suite 1037
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/ 737-7700

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
Description:CIERA is a national center for research on early reading representing a consortium of educators from five universities. The site’s Library and Archive provide access to many downloadable publications for researchers and practitioners.

Center for Law and Social Policy
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/ 328-5140
FAX: 202/ 328-5195

Center for the Study of Social Policy
1575 I Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/ 371-1565
FAX: 202/ 371-1472

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202/ 638-2952
FAX: 202/ 638-4004

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202/ 628-8787
Fax: 202/ 662-3540

Children's Environmental Health Network
5900 Hollis Street, Suite E
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510/ 450-3729
Fax: 510/ 450-3773
Description: A national project, the Children's Environmental Health Network, protects the environmental health of children through public health policy, research, and public education.

Children's Partnership
4000 Albermarle Street, NW, Suite 36
Washington, DC 20016-1851
Phone: 202/ 362-5902
Fax: 202/ 362-3598

Coalition for America's Children
1319 F Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 /347-8153
Fax: 202/ 628-1258

Coalition for Community Schools
c/o Institute for Educational Leadership
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/ 822-8405
Fax: 202/ 872-4050

Committee for Economic Development
477 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212/ 688-2063
FAX: 212/ 296-5860

Communities in Schools, Inc.
1199 North Fairfax Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703/ 519-8999
FAX: 703/ 519-7213

Connecticut After School Network

12 Melrose Avenue

Branford, CT 06405

Phone: 203/ 483-1846

Fax: 203/ 481-7160

Description: The Connecticut After School Network is a non-profit member organization that services as the professional resource for people working in the after school field. We also function as an advocate for funding and awareness of after school in Connecticut. Our mission is to lead, educate and advocate for excellence in the after school field by building professionalism, strengthening program quality and increasing availability and affordability.

Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-1431
Phone: 202/ 408-5505
FAX: 202/ 408-8072

Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition
2460 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800/ 424-4310
FAX: 202/ 265-9161

Council of the Great City Schools
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 702
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202/ 393-2427
Fax: 202/ 393-2400
Description: The Council represents the largest urban school districts in the nation. The organization's mission is to promote and improve the quality education for inner-city school children.


Education Commission of the States
707 17th Street, Suite 2700
Denver, CO 80202-3427
Phone: 303/ 299-3600
FAX: 303/ 296-8332

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Policy Information Center
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541-0001
Phone: 609/ 734-5694
FAX: 609/ 734-1755


Families and Work Institute
330 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212/ 465-2044
FAX: 212/ 465-8637

The Future of Children: A Publication of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution


Get Ready to Read!
Description: Get Ready to Read! is a national early literacy program developed to help early education and child care professionals, and parents ensure that young children have the skills necessary for learning to read. On the Web site are the Get Ready to Read! screening tool to use with children in the year before kindergarten, and skill-building activities including interactive reading games. Get Ready to Read! is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.


Hasbro Children's Foundation
32 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212/ 645-2400

Head Start Bureau
Administration for Children, Youth and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

P.O. Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: 202/ 205-8560

Healthy Kids Challenge
2 West Road 210
Dighton, KS. 67839
Phone: 1-888-259-6287
FAX: 620-397-5999
Description: HKC is a nonprofit organization committed to guiding schools, communities, and programs in creating solutions for helping kids and families Connect Health And Needs, and Get Excited (C.H.A.N.G.E.)! HKC provides fun, simple activities for helping to make healthy eating and being active a habit.

Home and School Institute, Inc.
1500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/ 466-3633
FAX: 202/ 833-1400


Institute for Educational Leadership
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/ 822-8405
FAX: 202/ 872-4050


Kidsmart Early Learning Program

The KidSmart Early Learning Program is a site designed for parents, teachers and children targeted towards improving technology access and instruction for young children.


National Association of Child Advocates
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/ 289-0777
Fax: 202/ 289-0776
Description: NACA is a national association of nonprofit state and community-based child advocacy organizations devoted to improving the well-being of this country's children.

National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP)
304-A Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24063
Phone: 800/ 537-1118
Fax: 540 382-6529
Description: The National Association of Child Care Professionals is deeply committed to strengthening the professional skill level of child care directors, owners, and administrators nationwide, without regard to tax status or corporate structure. NACCP believes effective management is the critical link to superior child care.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
1319 F Street, NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20004-1106
Phone: 202/ 393-5501
Description: NACCRRA is a national membership organization of over 400 community child care resource and referral agencies in all 50 states.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1424
Phone: 202/ 328-2605 or 800/ 424-2460
Fax: 202/ 986-9706

National Association of Elementary School Principals
1615 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3483
Phone: 703/ 684-3345
Fax: 703/ 548-6021
Description: The National Association of Elementary School Principals is a 26,000 member professional association for K-8 principals that works through publications, conventions, state affiliates, and lobbying to help members do the best job possible educating America's children.

National Association for Family Child Care
206 6th Avenue, Suite 900
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 800/ 359-3817
FAX: 515/ 282-9117
Description: The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is the national membership organization working with the more than 400 state and local family child care provider associations in the United States. The focus of NAFCC is to promote quality family child care through accreditation and to promote training and leadership development through specialized technical assistance.

National Association of Secondary School Principals
1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Phone: 703/ 860-0200
Fax: 703/ 476-5432
Description: The mission of the NASSP is to provide professional leadership to the nation's middle level and high school education leaders.

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
1012 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800/ 220-5183
FAX: 703/ 836-2313

National Black Child Development Institute, Inc.
1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/ 387-1281
Fax: 202/ 234-1738
Description: Founded in 1970, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is dedicated to improving the quality of life and opportunities for African-American children and their families through direct services, public education, leadership training, and research. NBCDI focuses primarily on issues and services that fall within four areas: health, child welfare, education, and child care/early education. The organization monitors public policy issues that affect African-American children and educates the public through regular publications, annual conferences, and other public education forums.

National Center for Children in Poverty
Columbia University School of Public Health
154 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212/ 304-7100
Description: The National Center for Children in Poverty encourages interdisciplinary thinking at the national, state, and local levels and emphasizes the needs and opportunities for early intervention with young children (ages birth to 5 years) and their families in poverty, especially in providing comprehensive services and using service integration strategies.

National Center for Family Literacy
Description: The National Center for Family Literacy site highlights family literacy programs in which adults and children learn side by side. These programs include the new Hispanic Family Literacy Initiative for English language learners.

National Child Care Information Center
301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 602
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 800/ 616-2242
Description: The National Child Care Information Center site from the U.S. Department of Education’s Administration for Children and Families offers an extensive resource for many child development topics, including a section focused on early literacy.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/ 822-8405
FAX: 202/ 872-4050

National Conference of State Legislatures
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 515
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202/ 624-5400
FAX: 202/ 737-1069

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
Center for the Child
53 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212/ 645-4048
FAX: 212/ 645-7466

National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
Phone: 202/ 833-4000
Fax: 202/ 822-7292

National Governors' Association
444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267
Washington, DC 20001-1572
Phone: 202/ 624-5300
FAX: 202/ 624-5313
Description: The NGA website features two sections of note: the Center for Best Practices and a Children and Families Activities section.

National Head Start Association
1651 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703/ 739-0875
FAX: 703/ 739-0878
Description: The National Head Start Association (NHSA) is the membership organization representing Head Start parents, staff, directors, and friends across the nation. Major activities of the National Head Start Association include education and advocacy on behalf of Head Start children, families and programs; quarterly publication of the NHSA journal, regular policy and legislative updates, special studies and reports; two annual training conferences, and leadership institutes. NHSA focuses on issues that shape the future of Head Start, and uses its national voice to inform communities, states, corporate America, and Washington lawmakers of its concerns.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02181-8201
Phone: 617/ 283-2500
FAX: 617/ 283- 2504
Description: The mission of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (formerly the School-Age Child Care Project) is to improve the quantity and quality of school-age child care programs nationally through collaborative work with communities, individuals and organizations, and to raise the level of public awareness about the importance of children's out-of-school time. The Institute concentrates its efforts in four primary areas: research, education and training, consultation and program development.

National League of Cities
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202/ 626-3000
FAX: 202/ 626-3043

National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
330 North Wabash Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3690
Phone: 312/ 787-0977
FAX: 312/ 670-6783

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
4200 E. Ninth Avenue
Campus Box C287
Denver, CO 80262
Phone: 800/ 598-KIDS (5437)
Description: The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care seeks to enhance the quality of child care by supporting state and local health departments, child care regulatory agencies, child care providers, and parents in their efforts to promote health and safety in child care. The National Resource Center will achieve this goal through information services, training and technical assistance to support regional, state, and local initiatives, conferences for sharing experiences and knowledge, and development and distribution of resource materials.

National Urban League, Inc.
120 Wall Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 202/ 462-1177
Fax: 212/ 344-5322


Parents as Teachers National Center
2228 Ball Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314/ 432-4330
FAX: 314/ 432-8963

Pre-K Parent Resource Center
Description from their site: This web site includes a variety of resources. In terms of finding the best pre-K program for your child, you can use the Pre-K Checklist and Quality Watch information. For helping your child learn and develop, you can get ideas from the engaging and enjoyable educational activities this web site has for you and your child. Finally, this web site lets you know about important issues in your community concerning the quality, availability, and affordability of pre-K programs."


Reach Out and Read
Description: Reach Out and Read National Center’s site resources include reading tips, help choosing books, a book list, and guidelines regarding milestones on appropriate book-related behaviors.

Reading is Fundamental
Description: Reading is Fundamental, RIF, is the nation’s largest non-profit literacy organization. Its site includes information about its vide training program for teachers and child care professionals, Gateways to Early Literacy; family activity calendars, and other resources for educators and parents.

Reading Rockets
Description: WETA’s Reading Rockets’ Web site is one of the richest and best organized with hundreds of articles including updated relevant news features, research reports, articles on successful teaching strategies, interviews, book recommendations, and a newsletter. Examples of helpful resources are “Conversations that Count” by Derry Koralek and “Making Friends with Phonemes” by Bruce Murray.

Research for Better Schools, Inc.
444 North Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215/ 574-9300
FAX: 215/ 574-0133


School Development Program
55 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203/ 737-4000
FAX: 203/ 737-4001


U.S. House of Representatives
Room B346 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202/ 225-4527

U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families
428 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-5375
Phone: 202/ 224-5375
FAX: 202/ 224-7475

U.S. Conference of Mayors
1620 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202/ 293-7330
FAX: 202/ 293-2352

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 3317
Washington, DC 20210-0002
Phone: 202/ 219-4486
Description: The Work and Family Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau provides statistical information on the status of women in the work force. The Clearinghouse also conducts seminars and workshops on issues relating to women, such as non-traditional jobs, work and family issues, child and dependent care, women business owners, and women's job rights.


Edward Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy
Yale University

310 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203/ 432-9944
FAX: 203/ 432-9945


Zero To Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
734 15th Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2101
Phone: 202/ 638-1144 or 800/ 899-4301 for Publications
Description: Zero To Three, formerly the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, is the only national organization dedicated solely to infants, toddlers and their families. Directed by a large Board of nationally-recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines, Zero To Three both gathers and disseminates information through its publications, its journal (Zero To Three), the annual National Training Institute, its Fellowship Program, specialized training opportunities, and technical assistance to communities, states and the federal government.