Mary Johnson Children's Center

Childcare Links

The following links are for parents and early childhood professionals who are seeking further information.  Bright Futures Information System is the place for parents and child care providers to search and view details regarding registered and licensed child care providers, state approved early education workshops and courses, and eligibility guidelines for qualifying for child care benefits (subsidy).  Website of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. This website offers information about conferences, publications, the Reggio schools, as well as information about the organization and pictures of classrooms and programs.  The website of Exchange Magazine, a leading magazine for early childhood teachers and administrators, the site has articles, conferences, links to vendors of early childhood products, on line discussions of early childhood topics, and much more.  The website of the leading national early childhood association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC), offers information about program accreditation, conferences, information about current public policy issues, links to articles from their journal, Young Children, membership information, and other information for anyone interested in early childhood.  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.  The Vermont Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, or VACCRRA, and its member agencies help employers and families with services which include a comprehensive dependent care needs assessment, a Vermont Work-Family Toolkit, and technical assistance on child care benefits.  Vermont's Child Care Comsumer Concern Line provides toll free access for parents and public to inquire whether, within the past 12 months, there have been any substantiated complaints or other regulatory violations in Licensed Early Programs or Registered Family Day Care Homes.  Building Bright Futures will coordinate and oversee Vermont's early childhood care, health and education system. The Vermont Alliance for Children will be guided by the following mission statement: "Through the coordination and restructuring of the existing system of early care, health, education and related family support services in Vermont, all Vermont families and young children will have access to a continuum of comprehensive, high quality early childhood programs that meet established standards, promote school readiness, and address the needs of the child and family."  The Northern Lights Career Development Center is funded by a grant from the Child Development Division (CDD) and the Vermont Child  Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC).  Its purpose is to unify and strengthen the current professional development system in the state.  You can find a variety of resources and information pertaining to the profession of early care and education on this site.  Zero to Three promotes the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities and those who work on their behalf. Keep Kids Healthy offers resources for providers and parents dealing with topics like picky eaters and the benefits of breakfast. The American Heart Association provides an array of resources for children's exercise and nutrition. Head Start Body Start includes nutrition and physical activity resources for both providers and parents. The Maryland Department of Education offers a variety of activity ideas for promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity in children. The USDA provides ideas for helping children explore healthy foods.  The Red Leaf Institute provides training and resources regarding the business of family child care, such as contracts and policies, record keeping and taxes.

Building Schedule for Mary Johnson Children's Center:  Calendar of all events scheduled during evening and weekend hours.



Core Knowledge Areas Key:

T = Teaching and Learning

C = Child Development

F = Families and community

M = Professionalism and Program Organization

E = Healthy and Safe Environments