Resources

Imagine Early Learning Centers provide the foundation and atmosphere that allows children, families, and teachers to learn, grow and have fun together – both in the classroom and beyond!

We hope you’ll find the information on the websites below helpful.

Green Care For Children

GreenCare for Children helps family child care and center-based programs as well as parents and community members create a healthy and safe setting free from avoidable health hazards, such as pesticides, toxic chemicals and asthma triggers.

GreenCare for Children promotes education and positive incentives to help early care and education care providers make simple changes that will reduce harmful exposures and improve the child care environment.

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Healthy Toys & Stuff

HealthyStuff.org is based on research conducted by environmental health organizations and other researchers around the country. The Ecology Center created HealthyStuff.org and leads its research and development. The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a nationwide effort to pass smart federal policies that protect us from toxic chemicals.

HealthyStuff.org also works closely with state non-profit environmental organizations across the country. Click here to find a local organization in your state.

The Center for Environmental Health – California is our product testing partner organization and assists with conducting the product testing on HealthyStuff.org.

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Eco Healthy Child Care

Oregon Environmental Council created the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program in 2005 to support child care providers in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible.  The program allows parents to choose child care facilities that are committed to creating a safer, healthier environment for children to learn and grow.

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Office of Children and Family Services

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of children, families and communities. They achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults. Among the operating principles across all program areas are that services should be developmentally appropriate, family-centered and family-driven, community-based, locally responsive, and evidence and outcome based.

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General Services Administration Office of Child Care

For more than 20 years GSA has helped federal workers gain access to work place child care facilities. Today, more than 110 independently operated, child care centers are located in GSA-managed spaces across the country. These centers offer safe, high quality care to federal workers and citizens. GSA also provides guidance, assistance, and oversight to federal agencies for the development of child care centers.

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

The NAEYC Academy sets and monitors standards for high-quality Early Childhood Education programs and accredits programs that meet these standards. NAEYC Accreditation has been helping parents make the right choices and improving the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children since the early 1980s.

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Child Care Exchange

Child Care Exchange a magazine for the industry, is committed to supporting Early Childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft quaility Early Childhood environments.  The magazine has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in Early Childhood programs worldwide through Exchange magazine, books, and training resources.

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Child Care Council of Nassau

Child Care Council of Nassau offers child care counseling and referrals to families, professional development and technical assistance to active and potential providers, and offers services to employers interested in the child care needs of employee’s families. Council also serves as an informational resource and public voice for child care issues facing Nassau County’s diverse communities.

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Child Care Council of Suffolk

Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a non-profit community service agency. We collect and keep information about all the different Long Island communities. The staff is in daily contact with providers of child care and parents seeking child care. The database is the most detailed and complete resource about local child care options. The Council works with parents, providers, businesses and community groups to help make quality child care available to everyone in Suffolk County.

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Day Care Council of New York

The Day Care Council of New York,Inc. is the federation of 200 non-profit sponsoring boards that operate more than 320 publicly-funded child care centers and family child care programs in New York City.

Over the years, the Day Care Council has played a major role in achieving significant gains for child care programs in New York City and New York State. With persistent effort and the support of New York City, the Day Care Council was incorporated in August 1952. Since those beginning days, the Council’s membership has grown to include over 200 sponsoring boards serving more than 50,000 children in the five boroughs of New York City.

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Center for Childrens Initiatives

Center for Children’s Initiatives (formerly Child Care, Inc.) champions the right of all children to start life with the best possible foundation of early learning, care and health. Founded in 1982, CCI has thirty years of experience supporting families by helping them to be more effective consumers of early care and learning services.

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