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Parenting Websites

Advocacy & Policy Reform

David Kirp, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Defending the Early Years

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

MomsRising.org

Pre-K Now - The Pew Center on the States

Strengthening Families • A Protective Factors Framework

Child Development

Alfie Kohn

Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

Child Care Exchange

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Guiding Young Children from the Inside Out

High Scope

National Academies Press "From Neurons to Neighborhoods"  - a primer on brain development

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Institute for Early Education Research

Zero to Three

Economics of Early Childhood

Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return  by Arthur J. Rolnick, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Heckman Equation: The Economics of Human Potential

Families 

Mothering

Health & Saftey

Brainconnection.com

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Local Resources

Leelanau League of Women Voters

Leland Chamber of Commerce

Leland Public School

Northport Omena Chamber of Commerce

Northport Public School

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments

Pine Rest  - behavioral health services

Third Level  - crisis counseling

Vision to End Homelessness in the Greater Grand Traverse Region

Women's Resource Center

MICHIGAN RESOURCES:

Great Start Connect  - child care and preschool resources in Michigan

Great Start for Kids

Study of outcomes and economics of Michigan early childhood efforts

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MIAEYC)

Michigan Works

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood

Voices for Michigan's Children

Published Articles

Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!"  by Alfie Kohn

Can Do Kids  by Robert Brooks, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.

Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise  by Alfie Kohn, The Huffington Post

Occupy the Classroom  by Nicolas Kristof, The New York Times

To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies  by Alix Spiegel, NPR

When Families Fail  by David Brooks, The New York Times

Why Preschool Isn't Enough  by Lisa Guernsey and Laura Bornfreund, The Atlantic

 

 

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