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Child Care Related Websites

General Child Care Information

Child Care Advocate Program, California State Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program:

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network:

Regulation Search

Law Search

Licensing Forms

Forms and Publications Translations:

Evaluator Manual

Search for a Facility

Child Action, Inc.:

Child Development Policy Institute: (link removed)

Child Care Aware

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC):

National Child Care Information Center:

Find Care Now (link removed)

Health and Safety and Injury Prevention

Safe Kids USA

Kids Plates

National Program for Playground Safety

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Megan's Law- Search for Local Sex Offenders

California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program:

Children and Family Services Division:

California Child Care Health Program (CCHP):

Center for Injury Prevention Policy & Practice (CIPPP):

Safe Playgrounds Project (link removed)

School Integrated Pest Management Program:

Department of Pesticide Regulation:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Injury Prevention Literature Update (Safetylit):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lead Program:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

National Resource Center for Health and Safety In Child Care and Early Education:

Environmental health Issues Impacting Children Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Fitness and Nutrition Links

Project SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)

Dairy Council of California-Nutrition Education for Healthy diets:

Mayo Clinic, Childhood Obesity: Parenting Advice; etc:

California Project Lean:

In addition, the American Dietetic Association recommends the following web sites:

American Dietetic Association:

American Academy of Pediatrics:

American Academy of Family Physicians:

American Medical Association:

Centers for Disease Control:

Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition:

Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Information Center:

Weight Control Information Network:

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Education/Training

National Child Care Association

California Association for the Education of Young Children:

"Family Child Care at its Best" Training (The Center for Human Services):

Family Child Care At It's Best--UC Davis Extension :

Emergency Medical Services Authority (link removed)

Association of Christian Schools International

Funding, Grants, Public Assistance

California Department of Education

CalWORKS Welfare to Work Program:

Employment Development Department:

National Head Start Association:

Flex Your Power, California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign:

California State Department of Community Services and Development:

California Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC):

Building Child Care in California:

Legal Assistance and Information

Child Care Law Center:

Public Counsel Law Center: