Early Childhood Organizations – New York State & City

New York City Division of Early Childhood Education (NYC DECE)

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute  (CUNY PDI)

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) 
Mission is to promote excellence in early care and education services for NYS children and families, through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.

New York Zero-to-Three (NYZTT)
New York regional network promoting the optimal development of young children, their families and their communities.


New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council
Provides strategic direction and advice to the State of New York on early childhood issues.

Winning Beginning NY
An early care and learning coalition.


Early Childhood Organizations – National

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The nation’s leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to age 8.

Zero to Three
The national center for infants, toddler and their families.

Teach for America
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.

Jumpstart is the only national supplemental program that leverages the power of community and adult-child relationships to build the key language and literacy skills children need to take on the world.

Child Care Exchange
Supporting early childhood education professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults.

The Future of Children
Providing research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.

Center on the Developing Child
Mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

Foundation for Child Development

New America EdCentral

McCormick Center on Early Childhood Leadership

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Alliance for Early Success

Child Trends

Earlychildhood NEWS
Online resource for Teachers and Parents of children, from infants to age 8 years.

Academic Institutions

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (CUNY PDI)

Bank Street College of Education

Teachers College at Columbia University

New York University Steinhardt School

Hunter College School of Education

Brooklyn College

The City College of New York, CUNY

Leadership Literature

Young Children – January 2005: Leadership in Early Childhood Education

The Impact of Leadership Development on Early Childhood Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – Early Childhood Leaders on Leadership

A Study of Leaders’ Perspectives on Improving the Early Childhood

Early Childhood Literature

Science of Early Childhood Development
An online resource for teachers of young children focused entirely on the science of child development. This reource presents 5 modules, each focused on specific areas of child development, including developmental health, brain development, genetics and experience, coping and competence and communication and learning.

Job Opportunities

Please visit following resources to view available job opportunities in early childhood education:

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Other Resources

Powerful Interactions

The New York State Core Body of Knowledge

New York State Early Learning Guidelines

New York State Foundations for the Common Core

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