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PBS Parents -- PBS's online resource for parents and caregivers. Site includes tips and articles from child development experts, activity searches, and information on PBS programming and local events.

PBS Kids: Grownups -- This area of the PBS Kids Web site is devoted to parents and caregivers and includes links to educational philosophies, educator guides, and at-home activities related to PBS Kids programming.

PBS TeacherSource -- Find lesson plans, activities and local resources.

Early Childhood Education/Childcare

Child Care Bureau - US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families -- The mission of this agency is to enhance the quality, affordability and supply of care for all families. They provide nation-wide statistics about economic and quality issues in child care, as well as legislative updates on current policy and federal funding.

National Association of the Education of Young Children -- Information for parents and teachers about quality child care, catalog of early childhood books and posters, information about conferences, and FAQs about program accreditation.

National Parent Information Network -- This is a huge bank of categorized information on all aspects of parenting and caring for children. It features news, book reviews, parent questions, and lots of child development information. It contains over 100 links to other Internet sites, so it is a great place to start a search for a specific topic.

Medical Information

Harvard Center for Children's Health -- Created to translate what we "know " about children's health to what we "do" to improve children's health and well being.

Kids Health -- This site offers extensive information on childhood illnesses and health issues. Its articles are divided up by their target audience: children, parents, and health professionals.

State/Federal Regulations for Providers

Food and Nutrition Information Center -- The FNIC index links to many sites around the world that provide good sources of food and nutrition information. Good source of information on a variety of issues, including nutrition and diabetes, nutrition during pregnancy and breast feeding, weight control and obesity, food allergies, and food labeling. Sites are indexed by over 50 different subject areas.

MEALTALK Healthy School Meals Resource System -- A communication tool to link professionals operating the Child Nutrition Programs so they can share resources, information and solutions to common day-to-day problems. Also includes information on food safety and regulations.

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