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AELL – Association for Early Learning Leaders (NAC)
Accreditation program for child care centers. NAC helps to strengthen the knowledge and skills for directors, owners, emerging leaders and early learning professionals to ensure quality programs for young children.

NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children
Accreditation program for child care centers. NAEYC is a resource and helps to support early childhood education programs to achieve a high quality system.

DAEYC – Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children
DAEYC promotes professional development practices in early childhood education in Dallas.

TAEYC – Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
TAEYC broadens awareness of early care and education issues affecting children and families lives in Texas.

TEA – Texas Education Agency
The TEA provides resources to help schools meet educational needs for students to prepare them for future success.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (Child Care Licensing)
T w.dfps.tx.usp://www.dfps.ily and Protective Services regulates child care centers through monitoring to protect the health, safety and well-being of children in their care and provides child care centers technical assistance to help them meet child care licensing standards, rules and laws.

Child Care Group (Child Care Resources and Referral)
The Child Care Group assists child care centers with subsidized voucher program, child care assistance, teacher and parent trainings, food and nutrition program, and child care resource and referral services to parents and employers.

Region 10
Region 10 serves school districts and charter schools in the northeast Texas area with professional development programs and services designed to improve student achievement and school district efficiency.

Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission offers support to employers, individuals and communities to achieve and sustain economic stability.

Center for Disease Control
Texas Department of Health Services improves health and well-being of the communities in Texas to help prevent and prepare for health threats.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) (Early Childhood Intervention)
DARS assists families in helping children under 3 with disabilities and developmental delays.

Zero to Three Services
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Momentous Institute (Child Social Emotional Health Services)
Momentous Institute provides a social emotional health-based curriculum at their on-site school and reaches out through research and training to help children that are on enrolled in their services.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Special Needs and Disability Services)
Scottish Rite treats children with orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, limb length differences, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

Texas Association of Infant Mental Health (TAIMH)
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Dallas Association for Parent Education
Dallas Association for Parent Education provides parent information, support and training.

Parents Action
Parents Action raises awareness of the importance of birth to age 3.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service helps to reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food and healthy nutrition education.

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