Family and Parenting Information

  • CDC's Development Basics

    The Center for Disease Control provides useful information for families on Healthy Development, Effective Parenting Practices, Positive Parenting Tips, Developmental Milestones, Early Brain Development and much more. Information  in Spanish, also.

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  • Chicago Parent/Special Parent Magazine

    A gold mine of information for families living in or around Chicago. Special Parent magazine, filled with articles, activities and businesses geared toward families of children with special needs is published twice yearly. View archives, recent articles and information on line.

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  • Exceptional Parent

    EP Magazine provides information, resources and business services for the special needs community, as well as an online health and wellness support community.

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  • Illinois Early Learning Project

    This project of the Illinois State Board of education and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offer many resources for parents and professionals. The Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for Preschool and the Illinois’ Birth to Three Learning Guidelines are also available on the IELP website. IELP Tips Sheets are easy-to-read, one-page tip sheets of activities, and strategies to support the development of young children in all areas, available in several languages.

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  • National Center for Fathering

    Works to inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need. The Championship Fathering program works to mentor and empower fathers, and the website provides articles, broadcasts, and other resources for fathers.

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  • Our Kids

    A site dedicated to fostering a community for parents of children with all kinds of special needs.

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  • PBS Parents

    Filled with information on early learning, PBS Parents provides information on topics such as education, child development, activities, food and fitness, parenting, and PBS programming. The site includes interactive games and videos for parents and children. Also in Spanish

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