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Parents and Caretaker Links

American Camp Association

www.acacamps.org

The web site provides information and accreditation on over 2,400 youth camp programs.

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.

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.

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.

BabyCenter

www.babycenter.com

A pregnancy and parenting forum with articles, baby shower planners, and development updates.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov

Comprehensive monthly product recall announcements, articles for kids and parents and instructions for reporting products.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov

Comprehensive monthly product recall announcements, articles for kids and parents and instructions for reporting products.

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.

Baby Names

www.babynames.com

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

Dr. Toy’s Guide

www.drtoy.com

Timely information on the best toys and educational products for children.

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.

American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org

The national organization dedicated to child health care.

Child Development Institute

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

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

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.

KidsHealth

www.kidshealth.org

A site created by the Nemours Foundation site devoted to the health of children.

Family Village – A Global Community of Disability Resources

www.familyvillage.wisc.edu

Information and resources about diagnoses, adaptive products and technology, recreational activities etc.

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.

GreatSchoolsInc.

www.greatschools.net

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

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

http://www.nypl.org/childrens100

Compiled by the New York Public Library, this list contains information on the 100 recommended picture books.

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.

Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide

www.cfw.tufts.edu

Links to information on parenting, child development, education, health concerns, child care, and more.

iParenting

www.iparentinglife.com

An online network of over 40 websites devoted to pregnancy and parenting.

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.

Sesame Street Parents

www.sesameworkshop.org/home

Parental advice, articles, and ideas about health, diversity, food, safety, literacy etc.

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.

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.

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.

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.