Parents and Caretaker Links
American Camp Association
The web site provides information and accreditation on over 2,400 youth camp programs.
Ask Dr. Sears
Nationally known pediatrician, Dr. William Sears, offers advice on pregnancy, childbirth, child development, childhood illnesses, behavior and many other topics.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
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.
American Library Association Great Web Sites for Kids
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.
A pregnancy and parenting forum with articles, baby shower planners, and development updates.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The AACAP website addresses the mental, behavioral, and development disorders of children and adolescents and offers a family resource page.
Names, meanings, celebrity baby news, pregnancy and parenting information are included on this site.
Dr. Toy’s Guide
Timely information on the best toys and educational products for children.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The national organization dedicated to child health care.
Child Development Institute
Parenting information from the Child Development Institute on issues including child psychology, learning disabilities, health and safety.
Family Education Network
A site focused on helping children succeed in school.
A website containing loads of ideas for family activities – crafts, games, recipes, travel etc. From the magazine FamilyFun.
Family Village – A Global Community of Disability Resources
Information and resources about diagnoses, adaptive products and technology, recreational activities etc.
National Parent Teacher Association
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.
Articles and information for parents on public, private and charter schools nationwide.
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Compiled by the New York Public Library, this list contains information on the 100 recommended picture books.
Reading is Fundamental
Describes the many programs sponsored by RIF as well as tips, handouts, and suggested activities for parents and educators on motivating kids to read.
An online network of over 40 websites devoted to pregnancy and parenting.
Parents’ Action for Children (formerly I Am Your Child Foundation)
A parent led campaign to raise public awareness about the important of healthy child development.
Sesame Street Parents
Parental advice, articles, and ideas about health, diversity, food, safety, literacy etc.
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Offers parents, caregivers and professionals comprehensive information on the physical, cognitive, and social development of infants and toddlers.
The Mayo Clinic offers reliable information for parents and caregivers regarding children’s health and development.
The PBS Parents website provides parent guides to many topics including media, early math, raising boys, reading, and child development.