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Recommended Websites for Parents Is your child ready for kindergarten?

California Department of Education Resources and information regarding child development programs funded by the state.

Family Resource and Referral Center A local clearinghouse for information on child care services, parenting, nutrition, and child safety. The center's staff provides child care referrals to all parents.

First 5 San Joaquin Children and Families Commission Provides information on services, agencies, and organizations serving San Joaquin County children (ages 0 to 5).

Gayle's Preschool Rainbow Fun activities for preschool children.

Head Start A national program that serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their low-income families.

Kindergarten Standards for the State of California What the State of California requires your child to know by the time he or she has completed kindergarten.

National Association for the Education of Young Children The nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals offering resources and instructional activities to parents.

Parents as Teachers National Center A parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

U.S. Department of Education Research information and publications on early childhood education.

Zero to Three A national nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C., dedicated to helping children best navigate their first three years of life, to give them a healthy start and a solid development.