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  • 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 five. 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.
  • 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 is a system of supports for pregnant women, caregivers with new babies, and families with young children with developmental delays and disabilities.

    Services and supports are provided through Home Visiting and Early Intervention.

    Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based service offered at no cost to the family. Trained professionals offer information and support during pregnancy and empower parents with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of their child throughout the child’s earliest years. You can learn more at https://odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/help-me-grow/help-me-grow.

    Early Intervention supports families of young children birth to age three with developmental delays and disabilities. These services are typically provided in the home or other places the family spends time and builds on their ability to enhance the child’s learning and development. You can learn more at www.ohioearlyintervention.org.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.