National Organizations


American Academy of Pediatrics

Annete Myarick

Executive Director


1400 N. Providence Road, Suite 4000, Media, PA 19063

The Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (PAAAP) believes in the potential of all children and considers children our most enduring and valuable legacy. This not-for-profit educaional organization of approximately 2,300 pediatricians is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of children and the value of pediatric practice.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Mary Louise Hemmeter

Principal Investigator


Box 328 GPC, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. To support this goal, we have developed a conceptual model of evidence-based practices for promoting young children's social emotional competence and preventing and addressing challenging behavior.

ECE Shared Resources PA


ECE Shared Resources is an extensive online knowledge hub of tools and resources focused on supporting the needs of early childhood education and care professionals. Quick links to difficult to find state and federal regulations, samples and templates of policies and procedures, forms, toolkits, handbooks and more, all at the click of a mouse, help providers manage their programs more efficiently and effectively. The resources are created with the knowledge and expertise from early childhood education and care experts in 33 states resulting in high-quality, well vetted tools.

Global Family Research Project

Heather Weiss

Founder and Director

89 South St Ste 700, Boston, MA 02111, USA

The Global Family Research Project is the successor to the Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016), which separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Jan. 1, 2017, and it is no longer affiliated with Harvard University. With our long history, we have an established track record in defining and advancing the fields of family, school, and community engagement.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)


NAFCC supports and leverages a nationwide network of providers and partners in expanding and promoting the power of family child care, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We promote quality reflective of diverse, dynamic early childhood professionals and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children in home-based settings.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

1-800-424-2460 / 1-202-232-8777

NAEYC Headquarters, 1401 H Street NW - Suite 600, Washington DC 20005

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

The Accreditation Database

World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation

World Education Services (WES) is a 501(c)3 non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and career goals in the U.S. and Canada. WES evaluates international educational qualifications, supports the integration of immigrants into the workforce, and provides philanthropic funding to immigrant-serving organizations. Since 1974, WES has provided credential evaluations to nearly 3 million individuals from more than 200 countries.