Parents and Caretaker Links

American Camp Association
www.acacamps.org
The web site provides information and accreditation on over 2,400 youth camp programs.

American Library Association Great Web Sites for Kids
www.ala.org/greatsites
A collaboration of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, this website provides links to many recommended sites for children on the arts, social sciences, history, biography, etc.

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
The national organization dedicated to child health care.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org
The AACAP website addresses the mental, behavioral, and development disorders of children and adolescents and offers a family resource page.

Ask Dr. Sears
www.askdrsears.com
Nationally known pediatrician, Dr. William Sears, offers advice on pregnancy, childbirth, child development, childhood illnesses, behavior and many other topics.

BabyCenter
www.babycenter.com
A pregnancy and parenting forum with articles, baby shower planners, and development updates.

Baby Names
www.babynames.com
Names, meanings, celebrity baby news, pregnancy and parenting information are included on this site.

Child Development Institute
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com
Parenting information from the Child Development Institute on issues including child psychology, learning disabilities, health and safety.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov
Comprehensive monthly product recall announcements, articles for kids and parents and instructions for reporting products.

Dr. Toy’s Guide
www.drtoy.com
Timely information on the best toys and educational products for children.

Family Education Network
www.familyeducation.com
A site focused on helping children succeed in school.

FamilyFun
www.familyfun.com
A website containing loads of ideas for family activities – crafts, games, recipes, travel etc. From the magazine FamilyFun.

Family and Home Network
www.familyandhome.org
The website of the non-profit Family and Home Network devoted to the support of stay-at-home parents.

Family Village – A Global Community of Disability Resources
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
Information and resources about diagnoses, adaptive products and technology, recreational activities etc.

GreatSchoolsInc.
www.greatschools.net

Articles and information for parents on public, private and charter schools nationwide.

iParenting
www.iparenting.com
An online network of over 40 websites devoted to pregnancy and parenting.

KidsHealth
www.kidshealth.org
A site created by the Nemours Foundation site devoted to the health of children.

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/childrens-health/CC99999
The Mayo Clinic offers reliable information for parents and caregivers regarding children’s health and development.

National Parent Teacher Association
www.pta.org
The website of the National PTA, this site provides a parent resources category on student achievement, safety, media technology, and health and wellness, as well as news, actions, and events regarding PTAs across the country.

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61
Compiled by the New York Public Library, this list contains information on the 100 recommended picture books.

Parents’ Action for Children (formerly I Am Your Child Foundation)
www.iamyourchild.org
A parent led campaign to raise public awareness about the important of healthy child development.

PBS Parents
www.pbs.org/parents/
The PBS Parents website provides parent guides to many topics including media, early math, raising boys, reading, and child development.

Reading is Fundamental
www.rif.org
Describes the many programs sponsored by RIF as well as tips, handouts, and suggested activities for parents and educators on motivating kids to read.

Sesame Street Parents
www.sesameworkshop.org/home
Parental advice, articles, and ideas about health, diversity, food, safety, literacy etc.

National At-Home Dad Network – The Online Resource for Dads
www.athomedad.org
Support, advocacy, and information for stay-at-home dads and their families.

Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide
www.cfw.tufts.edu
Links to information on parenting, child development, education, health concerns, child care, and more.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
www.zerotothree.org
Offers parents, caregivers and professionals comprehensive information on the physical, cognitive, and social development of infants and toddlers.