Below is a list of Internet resources that educators may use to gather more information about a variety of topics in early education and care, including the Importance of Positive Interactions. In some cases information can be downloaded directly from the identified website. In other cases the website will direct you to resources where you can purchase books, articles or videos, and may even direct you to training opportunities provided by private entities. For additional information and training resources please consult your local library and the EEC website, including EEC's Professional Development Calendar.

The opinions expressed in any of the books, articles, videos or training's located through these resources are not necessarily those of the Department of Early Education and Care. These resources are presented as a service to the early education and care workforce and for informational purposes only.

For information regarding Adult - Child Interactions, see:

• Adult-Child Interaction at
• Nurturing Relationships, from Neurons to Neighborhoods, The Science of Early Childhood Development, by Jack P. Shonkoff & Deborah Phillips, National Academies Press, 2000; at,M1

Additional resources for Educators:

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. Visit their website at

High / Scope Research Organization is an independent, nonprofit, research, curriculum development, teacher training, and public advocacy organization. Visit their website at

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies collects, analyzes, and reports current child care data and research.

The National Institute for Early Education Research supports early childhood education initiatives by providing information based on research. Visit their website at

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a professional organization which promotes excellence in early childhood education. Visit their website at

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders. Visit their website at 

Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. Visit their website at