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Resources Specific to California

Website produced by the California Department of Education State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care. Provides information for families on a variety of topics related to the development of children up to age 5.
California Department of Education, 2012.
California Department of Education, 2006.

Additional Websites and Organizations

Provides details about the research conducted at the Infancy Studies Laboratory. Be sure to check out the Research page!
Aims to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
Provides free online courses focusing on the development of the brain and the effect of physical and emotional trauma on the developing brain.
Webisodes produced by Head Start / Early Head Start covering a range of topics.
For Our Babies is a national movement promoting healthy development in U.S. children from conception to age 3. We advocate for the types of environments, experiences, and relationships that infants and toddlers need in order to thrive.
One of the nation's oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of young children and their families. Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Click here for a list of resources, including journal articles, book chapters, presentations, webinars, and more. 
I-LABS is the world’s leading interdisciplinary research center on early learning and brain development. Located at the University of Washingon. Click here for training modules for the ECE community covering the latest science on a broad range of child development topics. Access is free, but you will need to register for an account.

Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Mind in the Making is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with children and families. Download free tip sheets on a variety of topics. Note: This site is based on the book Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky of FWI.

PITC is developed collaboratively by the California Department of Education and WestEd.
RIE is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education around the globe. Teaching, supporting, and mentoring parents and professionals, RIE offers a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, and mentoring opportunities that support adults and babies in their lives together.
National nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development. Produced by the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. 

Online Books

The National Academies Press, created by the National Academy of Sciences, publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. Many of these reports (books) focus on topics related to early childhood ecducation.

For a list of books on early childhood education, start at the National Academies Press homepage. Click "Browse by Topic" in the grey box on the top right side of the screen. In the list that appears on the left, select "Behavioral and Social Sciences." Then look for the row of black tabs near the top of the scree, and click the option for "Children, Youth and Families." Or, go directly to the "Children, Youth and Families" page by clicking this link:

The full text of these books is available to read for free online. Additionally, they may be downloaded to your computer for free, though you will need to provide your email address. Also note, they are for personal, non-commercial use.


Books Available Through the COM Library / MARINet

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Born for Love - Bruce D. Perry; Maia Szalavitz
Call Number: MARINet
Publication Date: 2010

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Brain Rules for Baby - John Medina
Call Number: MARINet
Publication Date: 2011

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Touchpoints: The Essential Reference Guide - T. Berry Brazelton
Call Number: On Order @ COM Library
Publication Date: 1992


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