Out of all the physical, human and intangible resources that CBMLC has, referrals and guide to related organizations and their websites is very useful. These are the community based organizations and other associated entities that strive for the child development, family support and related agendas. Like CBMLC, they also work for promoting child learning through different programs and devise policies that support those programs.
An insight to these organizations and their network is very helpful for CBMLC to compare and evaluate its strategies and services with those of related organization’s goals and policies. A look on such organizations also helps in advancing the understanding of the CBMLC’s members and parents. The staff and parents, who are part of the Child Development Associates (CDA) network, can also benefit from this excellent opportunity.
The information and websites of organizations that serve as collaborative wings are also valuable for CBMLC, as an understanding of their functioning can improve the communication and connection. Among these, websites National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Family Resource Network (FRN), Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD) and Spark Action can serve as good references.Besides these websites, wonderful books written on the topics of child learning, development, family counseling and dozens of related topics can also prove to be of great help. Some of these books which can be referred to include NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, The Wonder Weeks and Family Therapy: An Overview. Look through this material and explore the topic!