Provider Resources

This section was recently added in order to provide providers with current information on topics that may not be covered by the other sections such as emergency preparedness, links to resources, activity ideas, etc. If you have suggestions for material to be added please contact us.

www.ilqualitycounts.com/safesimplesleep

Babies haven’t changed but the way we put them to sleep has. All babies need Safe, Simple, Sleep

Zerotothree.org provides information on infants and toddlers. Some topics include Making the Most of Playtime with your Child, Tips for Choosing Toys, Everyday Ways to Support Your Toddler’s Early Learning, etc.

Tolerance.org provides free educational material to teachers, parents and others in the field about reducing prejudice and encouraging tolerance.

Autismspeaks.org is dedicated to providing information and resources to improve the outcome of children, adolescents, and adults affected by autism.

Get Ready to Read (GRTR!) brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn to read and write.

The Fred Rogers Center (founded by Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) provides projects in all media, education and training for people who work with young children. Some topics covered are simple interactions , digital media and learning and includes other articles are in the archive.

Starfall.com provides free educational computer games and activities.

PBS Kids provides many educational and cultural games and activities for children. There are also activities for teachers and child care professionals to use in the classroom. To learn about Swahili folklore or to make a mask go to the section called Africa For Kids.

Consumer Product Protection Agency is a great place to learn about recalls on items for children and safety tips, such as holiday decorating hazards, and other current topics on how to keep children safe.

Read Leaf Press has many resources for Early Childhood Professionals, including for the Family Child Care business operation.