For Families

These links are potential resources for the parents and families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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America's Test Kitchen KIDS a new generation of empowered cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters

Arkansas Better Beginnings connecting families with info and guidance to help their children experience a safe, happy, healthy childhood by improving the level of quality in child care and early childhood education across Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Health Child and Adolescent Health

Arkansas Office of Early Childhood

Arkansas First Connections seeks to build functional, foundational skills to help infants/toddlers with a developmental delay or disability to be full, active participants in home and community life

Arkansas Home Visiting Network 

ARKids First a health insurance program providing coverage for more than 70,000 children across Arkansas covering well-child checkups, eye exams, dental checkups, and more

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Family Tools

Child Care Aware Child Care that Works for Your Family

Child Mind® Institute explores the concerns and challenges from parents and provides expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way

Children’s Museum of Manhattan helping children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community by creating experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and the humanities

Common Sense Media dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing trustworthy information, education, and independent voice needed to thrive in the 21st century

Communicating With Baby: Tips and Milestones From Birth to Age 5 from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Conscious Discipline® a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers parents with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families

Curricula Concepts promoting positive relationships between educators, children, and their families in Arkansas

Getting Ready for School (June 2020) a guide prepared by the Arkansas Economic Development Institute for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Hand in Hand Parenting helping parents when parenting gets hard by supporting them to relieve stress and providing insights and skills needed to listen to and connect with children in a way that allows each child to thrive

Healthy Families America® a leading family support and evidence-based home visiting program

Kindergarten Readiness Indicator Checklist for Families (KRIC)

KRIC for Families Placemat (laminated copies available to order at 479-575-6637)

Learning at Home more than 1000 free resources from Lakeshore® to assist parents in helping children learn and play at home

MouthHealthy™ from the American Dental Association®

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National PTA® Family Resources offers a variety of info from COVID-19 to family guides, state assessments, special education, and more

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

  • Empowering Parents resources from Arkansas PBS to help parents on their parenting journey
  • PBS KIDS for Parents free access to media content and community-based experiences that support learning for young children

R.I.S.E. Arkansas Reading Initiative for Student Excellence encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities

Scholastic Learning at Home offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

Story Online® stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

TIPS for Great Kids Teaching Important Parenting Skills is an innovative and exciting parenting education program for parents of children aged birth to 5 

Your Baby's Hearing and Communicative Development Checklist from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


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