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A Parent's Guide to Safe Sleep is an effort, known as the Healthy Child Care American Back to Sleep Campaign, aimed to promote the health and safety of infants in child care settings by providing education and outreach to child care providers regarding safe sleep recommendations. http://www.healthychildcare.org/sids.html

 

American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. www.aap.org

 

Baby Sign Language is a way to teach infants how to communicate using hand gestures. Hand gestures are easier for a baby than controlling their vocal chords. Using sign language enables your baby to start communicating about six months earlier than if you were just relying on speech. www.babysignlanguage.com

Build Ohio assists Ohio's young children (birth through five) to be successful in school and in life, by providing an environment that develops self-confidence, positive social/emotional skills and a love for learning. www.build-ohio.org

 

Bureau of Child Care & Development through public and private partnerships, works to improve the availability and quality of child care for Ohio's children and families and enhance the delivery of service to families eligible and in need of child care, especially subsidized care.
www.jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm

 

Child Care Connection links families with childcare options, childcare providers with career development tools, and communities with early care and education initiatives. www.childcare-connection.org

 

Code Red Rover developed by the Home Safety Council, are interactive games with Rover the Home Safety Hound teaching children about home safety. www.coderedrover.org

Crayola offers a wealth of educational games for children, arts and crafts ideas for families, and resources on how families can become effectively involved in their child's learning experience.
www.crayola.com

 

Early Childhood Education Alliance, Inc supports, promotes, and creates dynamic learning environments for children that will benefit families, businesses, and community partners. www.ecealliance.org

 

Early Childhood Resource Center
www.ecresourcecenter.org

 

eParent provides informational support and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities. www.eparent.com

 

Family Education is a parent advice, child development, and family reference website. www.familyeducation.com

 

Family Fun magazine online
www.family.go.com

 

Healthy Child Care America Website is easy to navigate and provides early education and child care information and resource library to health care professionals, child care professionals, and families. www.healthychildcare.org

 

Healthy Children website is a useful resource for parents that provides health related information produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. www.healthychildren.org

Help Me Grow offers services and support to help Ohio's children start school healthy and ready to learn. www.ohiohelpmegrow.org

 

Literacy Toolkit is an interactive web-based resource designed to help health professionals encourage all parents to read with their children. The site introduces evidence based tips, strategies and tools in a variety of languages for parents of all reading levels. www.aap.org/literacy

 

Mighty Book helps children develop literacy skills; this site features animated books, stories, jokes and games. www.mightybook.com

 

Minerva, Ohio Public Library
www.minerva.lib.oh.us/

 

National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral helps families, childcare providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality childcare. www.naccrra.org

 

National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of young children (ages 0-8) through quality of educational and developmental services. www.naeyc.org

National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality childcare by strengthening the profession of family childcare. www.nafcc.org

 

National Child Care Information Center is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information. www.nccic.org

 

Network of Care for Children & Families is a "No Wrong Door" online information site for the individuals, families and agencies involved with children and youth ages 0-18.
http://stark.oh.networkofcare.org/family/home/index.cfm

 

Noggin provides games, activities and videos for preschool-age children designed to help them connect learning experiences with the world around them. www.noggin.com

 

Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association promotes the positive development of all children, especially those in out-of-home learning environments. www.occrra.org

 

Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Child and Family Health Services:  Ohio Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

To learn the facts about how to protect your child from lead poisoning, contact the following:

246 North High Street – Columbus, Ohio 43216
(614) 728-9454 or email at bcfhs@odh.ohio.gov
HELP ME GROW Hotline 1-800-755-GROW

www.odh.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Child Care Locator
http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/cdc/query.asp

 

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services provides information on adoption/kinship/foster care, child care, child support, protective services, financial assistance, health care, food stamps, and links to other sites for information on food banks, clothing, shelter and transportation. www.jfs.ohio.gov/families

Oral Health For information about oral health, including articles about baby’s first teeth, thumb sucking and pacifier use, going from a baby bottle to a cup, and the fundamentals of oral health care, visit www.ADA.org. 

Parents: ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids
www.cdc.gov/family/parentabc/index.htm

 

Parents magazine online
www.parents.com

 

Preschool Favorites provides activities that are especially appealing to preschoolers. They help children build and strengthen a variety of basic learning skills. Each page includes simple instructions for use. www.meddybemps.com/preschool.html

 

Preschool fine motor skills believes young children learn through play and from engaging in age-appropriate preschool activities. Develop your preschool children's ability and fine motor skills through various fun preschool activities and worksheets. www.preschoolactivitybox.com

 

Preschool Rainbow provides educational activities that parents and their young children can do together. Counting, pre-reading, language, science, and physical skills are developed as parents play with their preschool children. Using ordinary household items make these activities easy as well as fun. www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschoolers.htm

 

Preschool Learning Games and Activities has in-home educational games and activities that will provide your child with hours of fun. www.greatschools.net

 

Preschool Reading Activities provides fresh ideas, games, and activities to keep developing the skills to get your kid ready for kindergarten. From reading activities that get your child comfortable with the alphabet, to math activities that get them counting and sorting. www.education.com/activity/preschool/reading/

 

Reading Rockets offers strategies and tools for parents, families and teachers to help children improve their reading skills. www.readingrockets.org

Red Treehouse was created to provide a welcoming and vibrant online community for families and professionals to explore resources to help children and young adults, prenatal through age 25. www.redtreehouse.org

 

Right Choice for Kids is a website concerning new accreditations standards with NAEYC.
www.rightchoiceforkids.org

 

Rodman Public Library, Alliance, Ohio
www.rodmanlibrary.com/

 

Sesame Workshop the creators of the Sesame Street television show present educational games and videos for children. A special section for parents offers information about child development and how to navigate new experiences, such as a doctor visit or the first day of school, with a preschool-age child. www.sesameworkshop.org

 

Seussville has Dr. Seuss characters guiding children through games and story building. www.seussville.com/seussville

 

Shaken Baby Syndrome information and how to get help.
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/cfhs/shaken/baby.aspx

 

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
www.scfcanton.org

 

Starfall Parents use Starfall to prepare their children for school, and to support them once they are there. The site is a great resource for little ones who are just learning their alphabet, or beginning to read. www.starfall.com/

Stark County District Library website is a great resource for parents and children alike. www.starklibrary.org

  

Stark County Medical Society, among other objectives, recognizes the health care needs of the community and acts as a patient advocate in response to those needs.www.starkmedical.org

Step up to Quality provides information about the Voluntary Star Rating System for licensed child care programs. www.stepuptoquality.org


Success By 6™ of United Way of Greater Cincinnati identifies desired high-level community outcomes and measurements, develops an action plan creates and sustains the community determination and capability to make all children ages 0-6 safe, healthy and successful. Parents and community partners have significant roles in creating nurturing and culturally sensitive environments for all children. www.sb6uwgc.org

 

Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) helps children get ready for kindergarten by building reading, language, and social skills, and seeks to create a seamless transition into school for children ages 3-6. Ohio's SPARK program is one of eight across the country. Other SPARK sites are Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.sparkohio.org to sign-up today!

Talaris recognizes that a substantial gap exists between what scientists know and what parents practice. Talaris has adopted a programmatic approach to translate scientific knowledge into tools for parents and other caregivers by emphasizing early childhood learning and the importance of parenting. www.talaris.org

 

Text4baby is a free mobile educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.www.text4baby.org

You don't have to learn the hard way. A few things "the experts" fail to mention from a parent’s perspective. http://preksmarties.com/moms/hardway.htm

 

Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families and communities. www.zerotothree.org

 

Zero to 3 Newsletter provides monthly newsletters for parents describing the typical developmental milestones of young children starting at age one month. http://www.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FromBabytoBigKid_Archive