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Helpful Early Childhood Web Links
www.NAEYC.org About NAEYC
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (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
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.
http://www.floridajobs.org/VPK/index.html VPK MISSION
To ensure that all children are intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially ready to
enter school and ready to learn, fully recognizing the crucial role of parents as their
child's first teacher. Providing every 4-year old child in Florida a high quality Voluntary
http://www.aap.org American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics— an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to
the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all
infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. W hether you’re looking for general
information related to child health or for more specific guidelines concerning a pediatric
issue, you’ve com e to the right place. H ere, you’ll find inform ation regarding the
A cadem y’s m an y program s and activities… our policy statem ents and practice
guidelines… our publications and other child health resources… and m uch, m uch m ore.
Best of all, you can rest assured that the inform ation com es from the nation’s leading
child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our