I want to make a suggestion to you that if you are serious about writing for children go check out The Society of Children’s Writing and Illustrating. (SCBWI)
This organization is world wide and breaks down in regions. I happen to live in the Southern Breeze region, which covers Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Some regions are more active than others and you can always go to other regions that are holding Regional Conferences, Work Shops, or Writing Retreats. SCBWI also puts on two major conferences a year. One in NYC, the other in California.
Must say that I enjoy being included in this group. Where else can you get support for those who do what you do and get what you say. hahahaha.
There is a fee to join and dues every year. But I have found that you get a lot for money.
Hope you enjoy the site!