Child Care and Development Services
Orange County Preschool Plan
-- Comprehensive plan for preschool education in Orange County convened by Orange County Department of Education and developed by the Orange County Preschool Planning Collaborative
Children and Families Commission of Orange County
-- Funded by a surtax on tobacco products in California (through Proposition 10), the Commission is committed to providing a community-based system of care and services aimed at supporting and increasing the health and well-being of young children in Orange County and their families
-- offers more than 250 indicators on the health and well being of children. The website launched in 2004, and is a project of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health. The goal of this program is to promote the health and well-being of children by serving as a source of neutral, timely, evidence-based information.
Early Care and Education Career Development
Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC)
-- Organization for professional in early care and education, OCAEYC is dedicated to supporting professionals in their work with children, birth through eight, to advocate high standards and improved working conditions in programs for young children, and to improve public understanding of issues affecting children and families.
Orange County community colleges and universities offering coursework in Early Care and Education
Resource and Referral
Orange County Resource and Referral -- Managed by Children's Home Society of California, call 714-543-2273 for child care provider referrals
Resources for Children with Special Needs
Orange County Resource List for Children with Special Needs
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