The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University was founded in 2006 on the belief that the vitality and sustainability of any society depend on the extent to which it expands opportunities early in life for all children to achieve their full potential and engage in responsible and productive citizenship. We view healthy child development as the foundation of economic prosperity, strong communities, and a just society, and our mission is to advance that vision by using science to enhance child well-being through innovations in policy and practice.
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The NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. www.Naeyc.org
www.rightchoiceforkids.org A Service of NAEYC Professional organization
The mission of 4-C is to ensure that every child has access to high quality early care and education through integrated support and expertise. Among its many programs are the child care food program, child care providers, head start, child care resources and referral, school readiness, training, voluntary pre-kindergarten, and child care executive partnerships. www.4corlando.org
The Mister Rogers Family Communications organization is a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 by Fred Rogers as the production company for Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. FCI develops projects in all media, provides education and training for people who work with young children, and consults on issues that affect families. www.fci.org
CASEL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL publishes books, articles, and briefs that synthesize scientific advances in SEL and explain their implications for practice. CASEL's priorities focus on the benefits of preschool through high school SEL programming; how SEL coordinates with other educational movements; research and training in implementation; assessment; school and district leadership development; educational policies; and communications. Its mission is to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education. www.Casel.org
The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC) is a nonprofit educational membership organization. NCCCC supports research and activities affecting college and university early childhood education and service settings, family and work issues, and the field of early childhood education in general. NCCCC expresses this mission through its newsletters, publications, conferences and grants. http://www.campuschildren.org/about.html
Mission and vision: Lifting lives through education. High Scope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. High Scope's mission is to lift lives through education. We envision a world in which all educational settings use active participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society. www.highscope.org
NAREA mission is to encourage the development of quality programs for young children inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy.