Internet Resources for Early Childhood Programs

Collaborative for Children
Collaborative for Children, in partnership with the Texas Agrilife Extension Service, an educational agency of the Texas A&M System, is now offering quality online trainings for child care professionals. These online courses are self-paced early childhood courses that can help you and your staff meet state training requirements. Our courses are convenient to access and provide you the flexibility of choosing your own training hours. For more information about these training modules.

AgriLife Extension Child Care Courses
Texas A & M AgriLIFE Extension, offers FREE online courses for child care professionals seeking to fulfill state-mandated training requirements or obtain hours toward the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential. For more information or to access their courses.

Camp Fire USA Online Training
Earn your early childhood training hours in your pajamas or sitting by the pool. Modules are self paced so you can complete them at your convenience. Each module is 1.5 clock hours. To register or learn more about these online training opportunities. offers an array of online early childhood courses that can be completed anytime, anywhere with guaranteed grading in three business days. For more information or to access their courses.

CCEI Child Care Courses
Child Care Education Institute (CCEI) offers over 100 English and Spanish online professional development courses that cover topics pertinent to the child care industry. For more information or to access their courses.

ChildCare Careers: The Source for Child Care Staffing
ChildCare Careers (CCC) is the largest staffing firm dedicated to the child care field. CCC provides fully qualified and pre-screened teachers, assistant teachers and site directors to child care centers, preschools, and before & after school programs. CCC substitute teachers are available on-demand, even same day, for short-term assignments, long-term assignments or permanent placements. Teacher staffing is not a side business for us, it is all we do.

Council for Professional Recognition
The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children aged birth to 5 years old.

Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office (THSCO)
Offers resources and links to other sites of interest to administrators, staff and parents from all early childhood programs – not just Head Start. Includes information on: grants, early childhood initiatives, parenting, community resources, government programs to help families, health and nutrition information, early literacy etc. and a link to the Texas Trainer Registry.

Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition (TECEC)
TECEC's mission is to build a system of quality early care and education that prepares children in Texas for success in their education and life. The website is focused primarily on legislative and advocacy issues; however there is also information on general resources for young children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. The website contains information on accreditation, public policy, best practices, training opportunities and resources for parents, teachers and administrators.

Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that informs, educates and supports adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers. The website has professional, advocacy and parent sections with articles, resources and professional development information on topics ranging from normal developmental milestones to trends in child welfare.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
Although it is an initiative of the Office of Head Start, the ECLKC contains an enormous amount of information for all early childhood professionals including: best practices, professional development resources and toolkits and access to live and archived webcasts including the recent Math webcast series.

Early Head Start National Resource Center
The EHS NRC was created in 1995 by the Office of Head Start. The website is a storehouse of early childhood expertise relevant to comprehensive early childhood programs and provides information on professional development opportunities including face-to-face meetings and distance learning experiences.

Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
Founded by the late educator and infant specialist Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D, RIE is a non-profit world-wide membership organization, dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education through teaching, supporting, and mentoring parents and caregivers. The website provides information on upcoming professional development opportunities and other resources.

Teaching Strategies
Information on the 'Creative Curriculum', developmentally appropriate practice, room arrangement and training opportunities can be found at this website.