What's ECLKC?

ECLKC is your free resource.  ECLKC is the acronym for Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.  This learning center creates resources for any person who works with or has children ages zero to five.    And it's ALL FREE.

The website is maintained by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Office of Head Start.  It's created for Head Start teachers and families BUT anyone can use what is on the website.  Obviously, the sections about program management aren't going to be applicable to the standard caregiver but some of these sections would certainly be useful.

  1. Caring for Children with Disabilities - webinar series about inclusion, 15 minute tutorials about shifting aspects of teaching for the child with special needs, and a newsletter are just a few things.
  2. Family Engagement - information, guides and tips for creating stronger partnerships with the families.  There are many resources that have an emphasis on father resources.
  3. Health and Wellness - an entire section with health resources which includes oral health, mental health, nutrition and more.

There is a newsletter you can sign up for which gives you links to all of the new resources put on the website.

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Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.