YoungStar: A program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of
child care for Wisconsin children.

Parent Connection: A parent education and support program

Family Fun Magazine: Includes information on child development, parenting, and family activities.

Appleton Public Library: Information about programs and events for children and families

Safe Kids USA: Product safety and recalls as well as other safety topics

Child Care Resource & Referral - Fox Cities: Information on quality and accessibility of early childhood
education and care.

Supporting Families Together Association: Provides resources and training to families and teachers.

AASD Birth to Five Standards: ATC follows these standards and all lesson plans include references.

ITERS/ECERS: Information of environment rating scales used to ensure high quality.

Appleton Education Foundation (AEF): Dedicated to providing classroom teachers accessible, flexible
resources to enhance student learning. Tina is the current board president of the foundation,  which
also focuses on providing presentations for parents and educators related to Birth to Five
development and education. These presentations help enhance our program by providing us with
new research to incorporate into our program.

UW-Madison Waisman Center: Provides research on human development and various other areas.
The presenters for the AEF Birth to Five Series have typically been from this center. The Waisman
Center also held studies at ATC in 2012 to incorporate additional information into their research.

Area School Districts:
Appleton, Freedom, Kimberly, Little Chute
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