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Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established more than four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those who are at risk for special needs. Located in the nation's capital, this exceptional center both directly serves vulnerable children and their families, as well as influences local, state, national and international programs and policy.
Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow (HMG) is Ohio’s birth to age 3 system that provides state and federal funds to county Family and Children First Councils to be used in conjunction with state, local and other federal funds to implement and maintain a coordinated, community-based infrastructure that promotes trans-disciplinary, family-centered services for expectant parents, newborns, infants, toddlers and their families. The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Services (BEIS) is the lead agency administering HMG programs in Ohio.
Incredible Years Program for Parents, Teachers and Children

The Incredible Years Program (IYP) is an award-winning parent training, teacher training and child social skills training series selected by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an "exemplary" best practice. IYP was also selected as a model program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The series has been subject to numerous evaluations by independent groups, demonstrated excellent effectiveness and attained high overall ratings. The American Psychological Division 12 Task Force recommended the IYP as a well-established treatment for children with conduct problems.

The IYP’s Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series have two long-range goals. The first goal is to develop comprehensive treatment for young children with early onset conduct problems. The second goal is to develop cost-effective, community-based, universal prevention for all families and teachers of young children. This will promote social competence and prevent children from developing conduct problems.

National Center for Children in Poverty Mental Health Publications
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. It promotes family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels.
Ohio Child Care Resources & Referral Association
The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA) promotes the positive development of all children, especially those in out-of-home learning environments. OCCRRA's membership consists of resource and referral agencies providing services to families and early childhood professionals in communities throughout Ohio. Each member agency maintains a regional database of childcare providers, provides families with information on how to select care, increases the quality effectiveness of providers by offering professional development opportunities and provides information to policy and decision makers.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.