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Related Services & Resources
USA.gov (Government Made Easy) 
CDC, Perinatal Quality Collaboratives 
US Consumer Product Safety Commission 
DHHS Administration of Children & Families (ACF) 

ED Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Early Childhood Comprehensive System Initiative
DHHS, HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
ED Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
US EPA Protecting Children's Health from Environmental Risks
DHHS Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 

Health Care Resources

Professional Associations
American Dental Association
American Dietetic Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Nurse Midwives 

National Association of Social Workers 
American Academy of Family Physicians
International Board of Lactation Consultants
Lamaze International (Childbirth Preparation) 

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey 
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Doulas of North America (Labor and Postpartum Support)

Professional Resources  
NJ SNAP-Ed
NJ Home Visitation Services 
New Jersey Prevention Network   
NJ Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology 

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Be in the Know NJ)   
Child Development (Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey) 
NJ Pediatric Council on Research & Education (AAPNJ)
 
Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute  
NJ State Resources for the Maternal/Child Health Professional
Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD) Screening Resources
NJ Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities   

NJ Emergency Medical Services for Children 
NJLINCS (New Jersey's Health Alert/Health Services Portal) 
NJ Department of Health: Communicable Disease Service & Public Health Updates

Bright Futures
Parents as Teachers    
Nurse Family Partnership  
Children's Safety Network 
National Institutes of Health
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders  

National Center for Cultural Competence
National Human Genome Research Institute   
National Center for Medical Home Implementation  
Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute 

Healthy Families America (Prevent Child Abuse America) 
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Center for Complimentary and Integrativve Health 
Strengthening Families (Center for the Study of Social Policy) 

Genetics, Home Reference (US National Library of Medicine) 
CDC Parent Portal: Resources for the Healthcare Professional 
Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Science, Publications 
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed), US National Library of Medicine  
FDA Prescription Drug/Biological Product Labeling Guidlines for Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women

Family and Parenting Resources (Cooperative Extension System) 
National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education  
National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health (Georgetown University) 
MCH Navigator, A Learning Portal for MCH Professionals (NCEMCH/Georgetown University) 
University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, Public Health Webinars

Early Learning Resources

Professional Associations 
Professional Impact NJ 
National Head Start Association 
Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators 
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition 
Association for Early Learning Leaders

National Association for Family Child Care 
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers' Association 
The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health 
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators 
NJ Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children 
Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood 
NJ Inclusive Child Care Project (For Children with Special Needs)  
NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of other languages/NJ Bilingual Educators   
Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of NJ (Asthma Friendly Child Care Environment)  

Professional Resources
PBS.org (For Professionals) 
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)    
Healthy Child Care America (AAP) 
Child Care Aware Parent Network  
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance  

The Pew Charitable Trusts, Pre-K Now 
National Program for Playground Safety
Society for Research in Child Development  
National Black Child Development Institute 
High Scope Educational Research Foundation 

National Institute for Early Education Research     
National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers 
First Book, Access to New Books for Children in Need 
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections 
Child Care Resources (Cooperative Extension System) 

New Jersey Council for Young Children
(Governor's State Advisory Council for Early Care & Education)
 
Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating & Improvement System)
 
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning   
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children 

School Health & Safety Resources

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines
for Early Care and Education Programs
, 3rd Edition

Child Care Center Indoor Environmental Health Assessments 
NJ DOH Guidance for Communicable Disease Outbreaks in School and Child Care Settings 

The New Jersey Center for School Safety 
NJ Office of Emergency Management: Planning & Preparation for Schools & Day Care 
 
National Association of School Psychologists (Talking to Children about Crises Events) 
American Psychological Association (Helping Children Manage Distress/Aftermath of a Shooting)   

Trainings, Conferences & Community Events

Conference Calendar (Professonal Impact NJ) 
Training Opportunities (Professional Impact NJ) 
Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating & Improvement System)

National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health (Georgetown University) 
MCH Navigator, A Learning Portal for MCH Professionals (NCEMCH/Georgetown University) 

Multi-Language & Multi-Cultural Resources

NJ Parent Link En Español
NJ Parent Link Website Google TM Translator (50 Languages)
(Near top of right column on homepage)
NJ State and Federal Resources

Data & Statistical Resources

NJ Center for Health Statistics 
NJ Child Welfare Statistics and Data
NJ Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology
NJ Department of Education Data & Reports 

US Census Bureau 
National Center for Education Statistics 
CDC National Center for Health Statistics
CDC Child Development Data & Statistics 

Child Trends
PeriStats (March of Dimes)
Center for the Study of Social Policy
National Center for Children in Poverty 

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center 
New Jersey Kids Count (Advocates for Children of New Jersey)