Consumer Education for Parents

ADVOCACY
NYC Official Website
Link to the Mayor's Office and other NYC Agencies.

 

State and Local Government on the Net
This site provides links to each state, and in turn each state page provides links to the various branches. 

 

NYC Administration for Children's Services
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. Children’s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.


Children's Defense Fund
This site includes a thorough listing of the latest legislative proposals in the child care field, as well as free subscriptions to e-mail newsletters providing advocacy and legislative updates.


CHILD CARE REFERRAL

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

NACCRRA is a membership organization of 550 child care resource and referrals agencies from every state in the United States, and some provinces in Canada and England. The mission of NACCRRA is to promote the growth and development of quality resource and referral services and to provide national leadership.


Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. Child Care Aware is a program of NACCRRA.

 

EDUCATION & RESEARCH TOOLS

The National Association for the Education of Young Children
This site includes membership information, descriptions of books and videos for sale.


Child Care Bureau
This website provides links to the National Child Care Information Center and to an assortment of economic data and demographic information from various government sources. This site is good for those who might find themselves involved in research for a proposal or speech.


FINANCE & MANAGEMENT
How to Stay Exempt
IRS website devoted to helping 501(c)(3) organizations comply with the law. It offers online trainings on topics such as how to maintain your exempt status, taxable income Form 990, and to whom you much show your records.

Internal Revenue Service
IRS website for Tax Forms and Publications.

New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance
NYS website for Tax Forms and Publications

 

HEALTH, NUTRITION & SAFETY

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Link to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Website.

Family WatchDog Website - Find nearby sex offenders
The goal at Family Watchdog is to provide you with the information you need to protect your loved ones. Their service allows you to view known registered offenders and predators in your area.

 

Food and Drug Administration
Recalls, Market Withdrawls,Safety Alerts

US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product Recalls


TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Research Foundation of State University of New York
Link to SUNY Training Strategies Group, NYSOCFS, and NYCDOHMH websites. This website contains information regarding NYS Child Care Educational Incentive Program, training, regulations, health issues, child care, etc. for providers and parents.

NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
A one stop source of information to support Early Childhood professionals in New York City.