Resources for Parents
A guide to information about parenting, from “best practices” to tips for raising challenging kids, managing behavior, nurturing healthy self-esteem, helping kids through a divorce, surviving holidays, and handling conflicting parenting styles.
Esta página web ofrece recursos para los padres de niños con dificultades de aprendizaje y otros problemas de salud mental.
HITN Brings Highlights High Five Bilingüe™ Magazine to Life Through Video, Community Events, and Online Games
HITN and Highlights for Children have been working together to create a multi-platform partnership designed to cross language barriers, connect with families and offer them educational dual language content. The goal in distributing this content is to support parents’ desire to strengthen and maintain their child’s first language as they learn English. High Five Bilingüe is an inspiring magazine for young children. It is filled with engaging read-along stories, poems, puzzles and crafts that set young children on the path toward lifelong learning and language proficiency.
Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.
The National Military Family Association offers support for military families with special needs family members through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Although each Service has its own EFMP, they all serve the same essential function: coordinating the assignment process to ensure special needs families are not sent to locations that lack adequate medical or educational resources. Installation EFMP programs offer support programs and provide families with information about and referral to local services.
Resources for Providers
TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) is a grassroots organization of educators who prepare materials and provide information to help parents and educators work to counteract the harmful impact of commercial culture, media, and marketing on children’s play, learning, and behavior.
CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. In this resource, CDC describes steps parents can take to help protect their child from an emergency and to reunite with their child quickly and safely.
The Family Central, Inc. Training Academy offers their official Training Academy Job Board as a free service to employers that are licensed child care providers. As students complete the FCCPC/CDA National Credential Course at FCI Training Academy, many of them seek employment opportunities to further their careers. To share your current open positions, download and complete the Employer Job Post Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 954-724-3947. You can contact the office at 954-724-3957 or email@example.com with any questions.
Bridging Worlds Interactive Case: Family Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten
Harvard Family Research Project’s brand-new online interactive case in family engagement lets learners engage and reflect on a difficult situation related to family engagement, independently or with a group, with or without the explicit input of a case facilitator or course instructor.
Dual Language Learner Toolkit
Head Start offers the Dual Language Learner Toolkit which provides resources that can be used to support young children who are learning their home languages and English. It is divided into three sections: administrators and managers; teachers, caregivers, and family services staff; and families.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.