No one gave you a guidebook about how to be a parent? We don’t have all the answers but we can help you find the resources you need to be a better parent. Check out the links below to help your child with their homework assignment, develop healthy habits, safely navigate the Web, and develop a love of reading.
Child Care Resources & Referral Choosing good child care is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. Includes links to: tips for selecting quality child care, how to navigate child care options, as well as access to the Health Department's provider search of licensed facilities. Office of Early Learning Resources from the Florida Department of Education. This office oversees the School Readiness Program, the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, and Child Care Resource & Referral services. Every Parent Get tips & advice from local experts, personalized parenting news & connections to people who can help. CSC Youtube Hub Watch tips & advice videos from the Children's Services Council. Consumer Reports Babies & Kids Find top-rated baby products, get buying guides for must-have gear, and read the latest in child-safety news. Zero to Three Promotes the healthy development of our nation's infants & toddlers by supporting & strengthening families, communities & those who work on their behalf. The Nemours Foundation's Center For Children's Health Media How to Talk to Your Child About the News. BBC Advice if you're upset by the news.
Internet Safety & Guidelines
Child Safety on the Internet Simple rules for children to follow while using the Internet. Navigating the 'Net with your Kids Online brochure that gives parents information to help them navigate the internet with their children. NetSmartz for Parents Provides learning activities for parents to start discussing internet safety with children & teens. This educational safety resource is from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC).
Kids & Teen Health
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Includes online "Tips to Remember" covering various topics in asthma, allergy & immunology in both Spanish & English. American Academy of Pediatrics The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental & social health & well-being for all infants, children, adolescents & young adults. Consumer Health Information Service A selection of websites for kids & teens to learn more about health & safety issues. KidsHealth.org For parents, kids & teens from the medical experts at the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health & the largest physician practice delivering subspecialty pediatric care in the United States.
Education & Reading
Education in Florida Official website of the Florida Department of Education. Favorite Books Find recommended books, as well as award-winners. Florida Standards Assessment Explore information about the Florida Standards Assessment test and how you can help your child prepare for it. Home Schooling Resources A wealth of resources to help parents who home school their children. Lexiles Frequently asked questions about lexiles, which test the reading levels of text and students. Live Homework Help Certified tutors help with math, science, social studies, and language arts. For Grades K - 12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Available every day from 12:00 pm-12:00 am. Assistance provided in Spanish every day from 2:00 pm-12:00 am. The School District of Palm Beach County Official website. Includes information on local schools, as well as the official school year calendar. Reading Counts An incentive-based reading program where students can read a book of interest, whether fiction or nonfiction, and then take a short quiz to test comprehension.
Web Sites for Military Families
American Academy of Children & Adolescent Psychiatry Military Family Resources. U.S. Department Of Defense Military OneSource.