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Additional resources can also be found on our Advocacy Partners page in the Public Policy section of our website.


National Association for the Education of Young Children:

National Afterschool Association:


Center for Inclusive Child Care:
The Center for Inclusive Child Care is a comprehensive resource network for promoting and supporting inclusive early childhood and school-age programs and providers. This network provides leadership, administrative support, training, and consultation to early care and education providers, school-age care providers, parents, and the professionals who support providers and parents of children with special needs.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED):
The Center for Early Education and Development provides information regarding young children (birth to age eight), including children with special needs, in the areas of education, child care, child development, and family education.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota:

Minnesota Alliance with Youth:
The Minnesota Alliance with Youth is a statewide alliance of communities, non-profits, businesses, faith communities, families, and young people. It is the Minnesota's initiative in the America's Promise movement.

Minnesota Center for Professional Development:
The Minnesota Center for Professional Development recognizes and supports childhood development throughout the state. Our focus is on enhancing the opportunities for professional development in all settings including early childhood and school-age care as well training providers.

Minnesota Reading Corps:

Parent Aware:

Redleaf Press:

Search Institute:
Practical Research benefiting Children and Youth

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compensation and commitment to the field.

University of Minnesota Children, Youth and Family Consortium:


American Montessori Internationale:

American Montessori Society:

Council on Accreditation:

Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents:

Child Care Aware of America:

Guide to effective programs for children/youth. An extensive knowledge base of programs that "work" to enhance children's development, presented in a user-friendly format for policy makers, program designers and funders.

Children’s Defense Fund:




National Women’s Law Center:


Zero to Three:


Afterschool Alliance:

Afterschool Exchange:
Offers a growing set of activities that incorporate video and the internet to help make learning fun.

America’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth:

Beyond the

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation:

Every Hour Counts:

National Institute on Out-of-School Time:

School-Age Notes:

The Forum for Youth Investment:
The Forum for Youth Investment (the Forum) is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.

The National Mentoring Partnership:



Arc Greater Twin Cities:
Serves the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Arc services include early intervention, education, assistance during the transition to adulthood, health care, housing, employment, guardianship and more.

Kids Included Together (Kit):
A non-profit organization that exists to provide training and technical assistance in inclusion.

Minnesota State Council on Disability:

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities:

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.:

Pacer Center:
An advocacy group founded by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. This group works in cooperation with 20 disability organizations.

Disability advocacy worldwide

The Childcare Law Center:
Provides several free downloadable items, including a flowchart for admitting a child with a disability into your program.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC):
A professional organization dedicated to improving education outcomes for exceptional individuals.

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