Early Childhood Partnerships Resources

Local Links

  • http://first5slo.org – This site is offered to the public by the First 5-Children and Families Commission of San Luis Obispo County. This site’s purpose is to inform and seek input as the Commission carries out its duty in the administration of the funds allocated to San Luis Obispo County through the California Children and Families Act of 1998.
  • www.SLOCCF.org – The San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation is a public trust established to assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community.
  • www.slocoe.org/?page_id=3851 – San Luis Obispo County Preschools. The California State Preschool Program is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program in an enriched environment to benefit the children’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and creative development.
  • www.cfsslo.org – Center for Family Strengthening San Luis Obispo


  • www.CSBA.org – The California School Boards Association is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state’s more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education.
  • www.aecf.org – Visit KIDS COUNT on the website of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.
  • www.childrennow.org – Visit Children Now’s annual Report Card for comprehensive county-by-county data for the State of California and statewide trends.
  • www.childstats.gov – This web site offers access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation’s children, and Nurturing Fatherhood.
  • www.statehealthfacts.kff.org – The Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Health Facts Online contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.
  • www.childtrends.org – Website of an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children. Offers comprehensive databank with statistics on a variety of children’s issues.
  • www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/childcare.html – Check out detailed trends and surveys on child care.
  • http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/ – Access this link for California Department of Education’s Academic Performance Index for all public schools in the state. The data from this link helped to determine which schools qualify to receive FIRST 5’s School Readiness funding.
  • http://www.brainconnection.com/ – Learn about how our brains work, and test your brain’s abilities with interactive games, too. Provides the latest scientific findings in an easy-to-understand language and format.
  • www.ccfc.ca.gov – Visit the statewide organization of Children and Families First for an overview of Prop 10, each of the County Commissions, and more.
  • www.emsa.ca.gov – Emergency Medical Services Authority
  • www.capslo.org – Child, Youth & Family Services Mission Statement. Their mission is to provide children and families who are income eligible in our service area with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs.
  • www.Buildingchildcare.org – This project exists to provide a centralized clearinghouse of information and services designed to improve child care providers’ access to financial resources for facilities development projects in California.


  • www.tvturnoff.org – Website of national organization dedicated to promoting healthy communities by addressing the nation’s TV addiction.
  • www.safekids.org – Website of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury – the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
  • www.mothering.com – Website of Mothering magazine, which addresses contemporary health, personal, environmental, medical, and lifestyle issues I an upbeat, intelligent, compassionate, and courageous way. Each issue contains philosophical inspiration and practical advice about family living. Topics are as diverse as circumcision, vaccinations, organic foods, childhood illnesses, home birth, ear infections, parenting teens, web site information, midwifery, and homeopathy.
  • http://www.iparentinglife.com/– Contains pregnancy and parenting information, interaction, resources and lots of product information. Comprehensive information from preconception to young adults.
  • http://www.eatright.org – Site for the American Dietetic Association with eating tips of the day, monthly features, and the latest research on child and general nutrition.
  • http://www.zerotothree.org/ – Billing itself as “The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Year’s of Life,” this site emphasizes the importance of childhood development in the early years. Provides in-depth information on how children grow and learn, and how parents can foster their child’s development..
  • http://www.positiveparenting.com/ – Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!
  • http://www.teachingstrategies.com – Building your Baby’s Brain
  • http://www.promisingpractices.net/ – The Promising Practices Network (PPN) web site highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.
  • http://www.tnpc.com/ – The National Parenting Center
  • http://cfsslo.org/ – The San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SLO-CAP) is a private, non-profit, locally-based organization whose primary purpose is to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, training, and public awareness.

Child Care and Early Childhood Development

  • http://www.naeyc.org/ – Find out about the National Association for the Education of Young Children, dedicated to early-childhood education. Covers public policy issues and news, conferences, seminars and products.
  • http://www.nccic.org/ – Published by the US National Child Care Information Center, this discusses issues related to school-aged child care.
  • http://earlychildhood.msstate.edu/ – The Early Childhood Institute (ECI) sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America’s young children are successful in school and beyond – and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.
  • www.childcarehealth.org – The Childcare Health Program promotes the quality of child care and facilities linkages between the health, safety, child care and education communities and the diverse families they serve.
  • www.calpoison.org – The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is the statewide provider for immediate, free and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous or toxic substances.
  • www.ccw.org/ – Center for the Child Care Workforce. Advocates for quality, affordable, early care and education programs for all children.
  • http://www.cwla.org – The Child Welfare League of America is the nation’ oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. We are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

Policy & Advocacy for Children

  • www.Centerforhealthimprovement.org – Website for the Center for Health Improvement, working to improve America’s health by developing, analyzing and disseminating
    policies that encourage healthy behaviors.
  • http://www.connectingforkids.org/ – This web site offers a place on the Internet for adults-parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others-who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.
  • www.parentvoices.org – Website of Parent Voices, a parent-led grassroots organization in the Bay Area working to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families.
  • http://www.caichildlaw.org – Website for the Information Clearinghouse on Children, which works to provide and disseminate timely information on children’s issues.
  • http://www.zerotothree.org/ – Billing itself as “The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Year’s of Life,” this site educates parents on the importance of early childhood development and provides professionals who work to improve the lives of this age group with support services and the latest research.
  • http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml – U. S. Department of Education’s website explaining the No Child Left Behind Act, including information for schools and parents.
  • http://safefromthestart.org/ – The California Safe from the Start Project is a comprehensive strategy to bring community leaders from throughout the state together to assure that California children grow up in safe, healthy environments. The project targets children, ages 0 to 18 with an emphasis on children ages 0 to 5, who have been exposed to family, school and/or  community violence.
  • http://www.reachoutandread.org/ – Reach Out and Read is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
  • Http://www.childrensdefense.org – Children’s Defense Fund
  • http://www.cpsc.gov. – U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
Tel. 805-782-7261
FAX 805-594-0739

Nancy Norton – Director of Early Learning Educational Support

Lauren Herrera – Certificated Sr. Grant Coordinator, IMPACT Grant
Rosario Mora – Administrative Assistant II