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Helpful Websites for Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics
The official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics, committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Get Ready to Read
The National Council for Learning Disabilities has designed this bilingual site for parents. The site features a screening tool to assess pre-reading skills, online games to build essential literacy skills, downloadable activity cards, and a home literacy environment checklist.

Healthy Children
The Healthy Children site provides general information related to child health and specific guidance on parenting issues. Here, you'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, their policies and guidelines, their publications, and other child health resources.

Illinois Parents
This site is the connecting link to resources for Illinois families on raising and educating their children and a menu of resources for schools in their work with families. Here you will discover educational resources, local programs, organizations, and events that provide parenting information and services for Illinois families.

McLean County Health Department
The McLean County Health site promotes good health in our community. Here you will find beneficial services, information, and programs on a variety of health and wellness needs offered to McLean County residents. Their Facebook page can be found at

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC has developed this site for children's first teachers – their parents. Here a parent will find information on the early learning years, booklists, and a resource for finding quality early childhood programs.

PBS Parents
PBS provides parents and children with a literacy goldmine of great information, books, activities, and games.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
This website for RIF coordinators, educators, and parents provides a forum to prepare and motivate children to read through a variety of literacy activities.

USA Parenting Resources
Parenting Resources provides a wealth of health, education, safety, child care, and other resources for parents and grandparents.

Zero to Three
As the "Nation's leading resource on the first years," Zero to Three promotes the healthy development of babies and toddlers; includes a Parenting A-Z, Tip of the Week, and a link to Brain Wonders, a collaborative project to help babies and toddlers grow and develop.

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