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Early Childhood Resources

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC)

The Kansas Parent Resource Center, federally funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind, is the official Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. They are one of a national network of 60 PIRCs and are funded for five more years (2006 through 2011). The KPIRC works hand-in-hand with the KSDE State and Federal Programs office in providing you information and resources on early childhood through high school parent involvement.

Booklets
Bullying: What Families need to know
Physical Health and Development
Communication and Literacy
The Teacher-Parent Relationship
Helping Your Child Grow, Learn, and Succeed
Cognitive Development:  Thinking to Learn
Parent Teacher Education Connection: Parent Involvement Modules
Social Emotional Development



Child Trends

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at every stage of development. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including policy makers, program providers, foundations, and the media.  Founded in 1979, Child Trends helps keep the nation focused on children and their needs by identifying emerging issues; evaluating important programs and policies; and providing data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice.

Kansas Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies is a statewide network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (R & R's) covering all of the 105 counties in Kansas. KACCRRA is funded by Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services (SRS). There are sixteen Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the state of Kansas. The KACCRRA office is located in Salina, Ks.

Child Care Resource and Referral(R & R) agencies have four core functions.

* Services to Families

* Services to the Early Childhood Field

* Services to the Community

* Services to Employers in the Workplace

Healthy Kansas

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network

Practical Research-based information from the Nation's Leading Universities.