Parents as the
Helping Our Children Grow Strong and Smart
The North Carolina Parenting
Education Network: The North Carolina Parenting Education Network
(NCPEN) is working to build the field of parenting education in the state
with a focus on partnerships between parents and child care providers,
teachers, and parent educators.
Child Welfare League of America: This is the nation's oldest and largest
membership-based Child-welfare organization.
Education Association: NEA hosts a parent's section of their website
focused on parents' involvement in their children's education.
Child Development Institute: FPG is one of the nation's oldest multidisciplinary
institutes for the study of young children and their families.
Enlightenment: Project Enlightenment is an early childhood education
and intervention program of the Wake County Public School System. Services
are available to Wake County teachers and parents of young children birth
through kindergarten age.
Way's Success by Six: United Way's Success By 6 is a national community-based
movement of public and private partners that work together to deliver
proven solutions that ensure all children ages zero to six are healthy,
nurtured and ready to succeed.
Defense Fund: The mission of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is
to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe
Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with
the help of caring families and communities.
Child Care Association: This national association serves the private,
licensed childhood care and education community.
Association of Social Workers N.C. Chapter: NASW-NC provides links,
articles and resources on social workers.
Reach Out and
Read: This program brings books to the early learner through their
pediatricians. Pediatricians talk to parents about the importance of reading
to their children and each child from age 6 months to 5 years who comes
in for a pediatric check-up receives a book to take home.