Resources for parents, family members, and educators of young children
If you have young children in your life – whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster parent, family member, caregiver, early childhood educator, home visitor, or parenting educator – these resources are for you! Parenting is hard work and all families can use support from time to time. These websites offer families support by sharing information on child development and parenting strategies, providing families with resources related to quality child care, and more. Use them to support your own family or share them with the families in your life!
University of Wisconsin Extension
What we like about this website: The University of Wisconsin Extension website includes newsletters for parents and families in English and Spanish. Newsletters are divided into categories, including, “Preparing to Parent,” “Parenting the First Year,” “Parenting the Second and Third Years,” “Parenting the Preschooler” and others. Newsletters offer month by month parenting resources, strategies, and more!
NAEYC for Families
What we like about this website: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a leader in ensuring quality childcare. Their families page provides resources for families related to finding quality childcare as well as information on supporting children’s healthy development. Sign up for the families newsletter or read timely articles.
Zero to Three
What we like about this website: Zero to Three provides a range of resources and articles for parents and families of young children, including age-based tips from birth-36 months, and articles on special topics (e.g., grandparents and extended family, military and veteran family support, positive parenting approaches).
Vroom: Every parent has what it takes to be a brain builder!
What we like about this website: Vroom provides tools and activities to support children’s brain development in innovative ways. Families can download a free app that provides daily tips, subscribe to the Vroom newsletter, or browse articles on brain development and activities to try at home.
What we like about this website: This website hosted by Oregon State University’s Extension program offers “Kid-Approved Healthy Recipes” in English and Spanish. An A-to-Z list of recipes is provided that can be sorted by categories like “5 ingredients or less,” “30-minutes or less,” or “kid-approved.” You will also find free coloring sheets and a monthly family newsletter on this website.