"CYFERNet is a national network of Land Grant university faculty and county Extension educators working to support community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents and families." This metasite offers links to a plethora of resources for those interested in community-based, experiential education, child care issues, and policy-making concerns that impact children, adolescents, and families. Given the sponsors -- the USDA and a number of Land Grant universities -- it is not surprising to find a good deal here to do with agricultural education, including 4-H. However, there are also links to useful sites on child abuse, child development, children with special needs, infant and toddler care, children's literacy, scientific literacy, experiential learning, relevant professional journals, conferences, and much more. With a database of children, youth, and family professionals as well as subject-specific discussion groups, CYFERNet enables networking among those working in these fields. The site is searchable by keyword and offers clear instructions for search construction. CYFERNet is maintained by the CYFERNet Technology partners at seven land-grant university extension services, including Kansas State University, Iowa State University, University of Maryland, the University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and North Carolina State University.
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