Organizations Dedicated to the Healthy Development of Children

Organizations Dedicated to the Healthy Development of Children 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Resources for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics that include how to return to school safely and many COVID-19 related articles. This website also provides a blog where pediatricians share their perspectives on topics regarding children’s health and wellness.

Every Child Ready to Read

This site is a parent education initiative that offers simple practices for parents and caregivers to incorporate into their lives to help develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Among the resources are articles that highlight the link between parents reading to their children and the development of the vocabulary of their children.

Head Start

It is never too early to begin learning and Head Start provides the resources for children to do so. Head Start and Early Head Start programs off a wide range of services depending on the needs of the child.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit that hopes to educate about the positive effects of reading daily with young children. The organization reaches 4.8 million children across the country and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1998.

Too Small to Fail

Too Small to Fail focuses on what parents can do in order to improve the health and well-being of their children. The resources offered through this site include indoor activities kits and videos that discuss a range of topics. This site is also available in Spanish.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Zero to Three offers early development resources to parents. There is also a list of tips featuring how to talk to children about wearing masks in public.