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All About Young Children provides family-focused, multimedia products aimed at families and describes the California infant/toddler and preschool foundations. Products available in eight languages.

Child Development Training Consortium

Community Care Licensing

First 5 California

First 5 Riverside

Inland Regional Center

National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

Program for Infant / Toddler Caregivers

Project Spectrum – Multiple Intelligences for the Early Years – Harvard University

Riverside County Department of Public Health

Riverside County Office of Education

Riverside County Public Libraries

Beginning Together. Caring for Young Children with Disabilities or Special Needs in Inclusive Setting is designed to move inclusive experiences for young children with disabilities or other special and their families form the theory to practice.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing the purpose of the Commission is to ensure integrity, relevance and high quality in the preparation, certification and discipline of the educators who serve all of California’s diverse students.


California Early Childhood Educator Competencies Videos. This is a set of video clips found on the CDE website that cover highlights from each of the competency areas and include commentary from content from the field.

The California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network is a professional development resource that includes on-site consultation, and recourses regarding challenging behavior and special needs.

California Preschool Instructional Network – CPIN

CPIN provides high quality professional development for preschool administrators and teachers highlighting current research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices which are focused on preparing children to flourish in early childhood and succeed in elementary school and beyond.

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

Kindship Warmline is committed to assisting relative caregivers in the development, maintenance and strengthening of their families. The assistance must be provided efficiently, accurately, and respectfully, in manner that preserves the dignity of our customers and enhances the well-being of children.

Serve Members, Veterans & Their Families                                                                                                               The purpose of the Open Doors Support Group is to provide parents and caregivers who are raising a child/youth with mental health/emotional/behavioral challenges a safe place to share support, information, solutions and resources that can be the start to a support system that may have a positive and long lasting influence for both the parents and the child.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social-emotional development and school readiness of your children birth to age five. The CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research

 Child Abuse Prevention Network
Provides multiple links to child abuse prevention sites, including Army Family Adovcacy Program, Physicians Network, and Family Life Development Center.

End Child Abuse
Contains information about child abuse prevention and treatment, and a method to report suspected abuse cases in the US.

Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America was established in 1972 to build a nationwide commitment to preventing all forms of child abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County (PCARC)
PCARC is the county’s designated lead agency in child abuse prevention. PCARC promotes strong families, positive parenting and safe children through advocacy, public awareness, coordination of community programs and services, as well as Mandated Reporter Trainings.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Riverside County Family Child Care Centers
Eligibility workers are available at all the family care centers to assist you in the application process for state
sponsored health care plans. You may also call 1-888-934-5437 directly to make an appointment.

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) works through local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers.

Child Development Training Consortium CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. In doing so, we help promote professionalism and high quality early care and education programs that benefit California’s children and families.

ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Cal State San Bernardino

California Baptist University

La Sierra University

University of California, Riverside

University of La Verne

University of Redlands

Baby Signs
Babies who use sign language are happier and less frustrated, they learn to talk sooner, and they get a long-lasting boost in their intellectual development. What’s more, baby sign language is fun and easy.
The Baby Signs program for hearing babies has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years. Learn more about the research behind our program by visiting our web site.

Baby Sign
Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t talk bridge the gap to full speech.

Child Garden
Dedicated to enriching early childhood development with educational/recreational equipment and furniture that’s safe, durable, and fun.

CM School Supply
Welcome to CM School Supply Online where you will find top quality educational products for preschool through Junior high. Store locations in Riverside and Temecula.

Discount School Supply
From art & craft supplies to play equipment, you’ll find everything you need for your school or center at a cost you can afford!

Fred Rodgers Company
Producers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood offer educational materials for families, schools, childcare
providers, and other family support professionals.

Kaplan Early Learning Company
specializes in providing products that lay the foundation for early learning which helps children prepare for life long success.

Lakeshore Learning Materials
Offers a variety of educational products from furniture and art materials to puzzles and hands-on learning kits. Also provides products that focus on multiculturalism and special needs.

Little Tikes
Little Tikes specializes in colorful, imagination-building, durable baby toys, play houses, infant toys, toddler toys, indoor and outdoor toys, and ride on toys for infants, preschoolers and other children.

Parenting Resources
offers a collection of parenting books, games, videos, posters, and curriculum aids for schools, programs, and teachers of parents.

for more than 80 years, has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them.

Smithsonian Education
educational content for students, families, and educators. Find teaching materials, links to hundreds of online resources, and access to the world’s largest museum complex.

Teacher Created Resources
Catalog of products and teacher resources Detailed entry: Find great educational products at Teacher Created Resources.

First 5 California was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children’s health and education are a top priority, especially in the early years of development.

First 5 Riverside  the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is a division of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.

Resource Directory/ Directorio de Recursos                                                                                                       Support to help Riverside County children 0 through 5 years develop & grow healthy!

Building Child Care (BCC) Project
The Building Child Care (BCC) Project is designed to help child care providers access financial resources for facilities development projects in California.


Free Legal Forms to Create, Download, and Use

Champions for Change
Tools to help adults take action in their community, healthy solutions, recipes and tips
on how to get involved.

Kids Health
Sites for parents, teachers, kids and teens
for total health of the body and mind. Featuring topics such as parenting, behavior, development and more. Some segments available in Spanish.

My Plate

Team Nutrition

The County of Riverside Family Care Centers

The “Health and Safety Code” – Californ ia Law
California Law, –The “Health and Safety Code” from which the Title 22 regulations were derived. California
Child Care Act see sections 1596.70 to 1597.621 for the sections that refer to child care.

The Child Care Law Center
The Child Care Law Center uses legal tools to foster the development of quality, affordable child care–for every child, every parent, every community. CCLC works to expand child care options, particularly for low-income families, and to ensure that children are safe and nurtured in care outside the home. Publications and legal advise relating to child care issues are also available through this site.

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, has child care supply maps by county that gives the concentration of care in a given area.

California Dept. of Health Services, Playground Standards
California Dept. of Health Services, Playground Standards for public playgrounds in California.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and how they relate to playgrounds for child care facilities.

California M.A.P. to Inclusion and Belonging…Making Access Possible website, a project operating under the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd and funded by the California Department of Education’s Early Education & Support Division with a portion of the federal Child Care Development Fund Quality Improvement Allocation. The MAP Project supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs ages birth to 21 in child care, after school and community settings.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Making Special Education Work for Your Child During COVID

Resources for Kids in Trauma

Creating a Sensory Friendly Home

Coping with Covid Stress

Special Needs Trusts: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know