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Tribal Child Care Association of California
This is a new statewide association of CCDF tribal grantees. In California, there are 36 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Lead Agency Grantees. This includes 5 consortia. Of the 104 federally recognized tribes in California - 70% have CCDF services available to them either from their own Tribe or as part of a consortium.

Berkeley Media Studies Group
BMSG helps organizations that want to change policy or influence decision-makers develop a media advocacy plan.

Brookings Institution
Poverty research by the Washington D.C. think tank.

Building Child Care (BCC)
The Building Child Care Project exists to provide a centralized clearinghouse of information and services designed to improve child care providers' access to financial resources for facilities development projects in California.

California Department of Social Services
Information on Child Welfare Systems, Child Care Licensing.

California Association for the Education of Young Children
Information on professional development, public policy, annual conference.

California Budget Project
CBP was founded in 1994 to provide a source of timely, objective and accessible expertise on state fiscal and economic policy issues.

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
The network of Child Care Resource and Referral (R&R) agencies that are located in every county in California.

California Department of Education
Includes information on the statewide education system and specialized programs, which includes local planning councils and child development programs.

California Head Start Association
The Association provides leadership and advocacy for Head Start programs around the state.

California Center for Research on Women and Families
The flagship project of the Center is the CalWORKs/Child Welfare Partnership Project.
Center for Law and Social Policy


The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
CSCCE focuses on issues relating to the several million teachers and providers currently working in center-based and home-based early care and education settings in the United States.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
CCEERC promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policymaking.

Child Care Law Center
CCLC is a national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community.

Children Now: a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families.

Cities and Schools - Facilities Focus
The Center for Cities and Schools works to position high-quality education as a critical component for broader city and metropolitan policy-making.

First Five California
The California Children and Families Commission was founded in 1998 with the passage for Proposition 10 to provide programs and services for children 0 to 5.

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. Data and Resources about the health of California's Children; searched by region, demographic groups, and topics.

Official California Legislative Information
Provides information on current legislation and activities.

Low Income Investment Fund
is a steward for capital invested in housing, child care, education, and other community-building initiatives. Liif provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.

National Association of Resource & Referral Agencies
The national network of R&R agencies.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

National Association of Planning Councils

NAPC is a private, non-profit national organization which promotes community planning and supports its members as they provide leadership for community-based human services and health planning and action.

National Institute for Early Education Research
NIEER supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

The National Child Care Information Center
NCCIC, a service of the federal Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development
is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health and opportunity in vulnerable communities.

National Women's Law Center
The NWLC's mission is to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Preschool California
Preschool California is a broad-based, multi-year, non-partisan advocacy campaign to achieve voluntary preschool for all 4-year-olds in California.


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