ABC Mouse – Early Childhood Education Programs/Activities/Information

API Scores (Academic Performance Index) measures progress
The Academic Performance Index (API) summarizes an individual school or school district’s academic performance and progress on statewide assessments. Go to California School Dashboard and type in the name of the school you want to know about to find out its API score.

California Department of Education
Child Care and Development Programs – Select topic listed under Healthy Children, Youth and Families – Child Development Division has a range of topics of interest (this list is not complete list of topics):

  • General Child Care
  • State Preschool
  • Head Start
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Link to local Resource & Referral agency
  • Code of Regulations, title 5
  • Code of Regulations, title 22

California Head Start Association (CHSA)
CHSA is a private, not-for-profit membership organization serving the Head Start programs in California. CHSA provides leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community through mailings, conferences and training sessions. They also mail out a quarterly newsletter for the Head Start Community.

Choices for Parents
U.S. Department of Education – Information on Parent Choice and the No Child Left Behind Act.

Footsteps2Brilliance is a comprehensive English and Spanish literacy app that can be used on any mobile device with or without an internet connection.

Helping Your Preschool Child
The United States Department of Education site on this subject with activities for children from infancy through age 5.

Internet Links
The following web sites are an electronic resource for Head Start and State Preschool partners, service providers, parents, volunteers, community organizations, students and others who are interested in helping our children by providing each with the opportunities to build a better future.

The Office of Head Start’s new website, the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Information available includes:

  • The Head Start Act
  • Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Information Memoranda and Instructions dating back to 1995
  • Policy Clarifications & frequently asked questions

Khan Academy
Inspire a lifetime of learning with our education app for kids ages 2-7. Kids can learn reading, writing, math, counting, ABCs, addition, subtraction, social-emotional skills, & more. 100% free on iPhone, Android & Amazon.

Learning Genie – #1 Childcare Portfolio & Report in the US

National Head Start Association (NHSA)
NHSA is a private, not-for-profit membership organization representing the 835,000 children, upwards of 170,000 staff and 2,057 Head Start programs in America. NHSA offers training and support to Head Start staff and parents.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21.

San Bernardino County Public Health

Star (Standardized Testing and Reporting) Program
Each spring, California students take the state’s STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) tests, which measures students’ achievement on academic content standards. To get information on your child’s school, just click on this link, select the County, District, and school from the dropdown menus and then click view report.

State of California
Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division provides those organizations interested in opening child care centers with information regarding (this is not a complete list of topics):

  • Facility Types
  • Search for a Facility
  • Licensing Forms
  • Employment
  • District Offices
  • Community Care Updates
  • Regulations
  • LiveScan Fingerprint Services