American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

Child Care Aware is a national organization that provides information to families about high quality child care
http://childcareaware.org/

 

Help with Nutrition in Children gives information on how we can help our kids achieve a healthy life-style through a well-balanced diet.

https://niftybenefits.com/child-nutrition/

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age
http://www.eec.state.ma.us/ChildCareSearch/CFCE.aspx

Department of Early Education and Care licenses child care programs, assists income eligible families pay for and access child care programs, and provides funding and support for the Massachusetts Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
http://www.mass.gov/eec

 

Department of Children and Families (formerly known as DSS)
http://www.mass.gov/dcf

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides information on public schools, alternative learning, and other resources for students and families
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Department of Public Health
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/

Department of Transitional Assistance mission is to assist low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, increase their incomes, and improve their quality of life.
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dta/

Early Intervention is a statewide, integrated, developmental service available to families of children between birth and three years of age. Children may be eligible for EI if they have developmental difficulties due to identified disabilities, or if typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances.
http://www.mass.gov/dph/earlyintervention

Federation for Children with Special Needs provides support services to parents and parent groups of children with special needs
http://www.fcsn.org

Internal Revenue Service offers tax information for parents
http://www.irs.gov/individuals/index.html

Find your local Library for a variety of resources
http://libraries.state.ma.us/

MA Child Care Resources is an on-line resource for families, educators and caregivers of young children
http://machildcareresourcesonline.org/

 

Mass Family Ties provides referrals and support services to parents of children with special needs
http://www.massfamilyties.org/

Local Museums offer a rich cultural and educational experience:

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton: http://fullercraft.org/
The Children’s Museum in Easton: http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org/
Attleboro Area Industrial Museum in Attleboro: http://www.industrialmuseum.com/
Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro: http://attleboroartsmuseum.org/
Old Colony Historical Society Museum in Taunton: http://www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a national network that works on behalf of young children
http://families.naeyc.org/

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care
http://www.nafcc.org

 

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission posts recall information on household products including toys, cribs, etc.
http://www.cpsc.gov/

WIC Nutrition Program for low income women, infants, and children
http://www.mass.gov/wic

 

Zero to Three is a national organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers
http://www.zerotothree.org

Links for Families