Parent Resources

Recommended Websites

 

211 Long Island

211 Long Island provides detailed information on over 10,000 resources for help and assistance in a range of areas related to health and human services. The 211 database is managed by Middle Country Public Library and served Long Island for many years as the Community Resource Database of Long Island. 211 Long Island is supported by Suffolk County government, Hagedorn Foundation, United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Library Foundation.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York

Provides support, information and advocacy for foster, kinship and adoptive families and related professionals in New York State.

American Academy of Pediatrics’ Parenting Website 

Offers information and tips on ages & stages, healthy living, safety & prevention,  a pediatric referral service, an immunization schedule, updates on pediatric health issues and more.

Autism Society of America

Offers support and educational materials for children, adolescents, and adults (and their families) with autism and related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. A yearly conference sponsored by the society is available providing a comprehensive understanding and update on autism and related disorders.

BabyCenter

Information for parents and advice from experts on topics from pre-conception through toddlerhood.

CCE Suffolk County Family Health & Wellness Blog

You can follow Cornell Cooperative Extension’s timely, research-based information on this blog (or on FaceBook, Twitter, email and other platforms). Includes information about nutrition, parenting and so much more. You can also jump to posts about specific topics.

CDC’s Act Early

Milestone checklists (or download the free app), Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive learning videos, what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development and early intervention contacts.

Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.  /  Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

Provides child care resources and referral, and supports children, families, employers, providers and the public to ensure that quality child care takes its place as an integral part of society. Also offers consultation on child care options and community education and advocacy. The Councils act as central planning and coordinating agencies for child care in Suffolk and Nassau Counties.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)

This non-profit parent-based organization provides links to information regarding Attention Deficit Disorder including treatment, legal rights and services, parenting and ADD in the classroom. Included is information about materials offered by CHADD.

Family Engagement Center of the South Country School District

The center offers many resources so families can support their child’s education. They offer assistance on topics such as how to help your child with homework, how to prepare for parent-teacher conferences, understanding school policies, report cards, assessment tests, and help obtaining referrals to community resources. They also offer Parent University workshops, a study center and and ENL for Adults.

Family.com

Activities, entertainment, parenting, pet, parties, recipes and travel. Owned by Disney.

Family Service League 

Family Service League is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people
in need. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas including mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, job training, computer literacy, trauma counseling, at-risk youth, family counseling  and senior support. In addition, FSL provides pre-school learning centers and universal pre-K programs.

Get Ready to Read

This website from the National Center for Learning Disabilities is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers identify difficulties with reading in the critical early stages of a child’s development. Also features three interactive games to use online. Site can be accessed in English or Spanish.

Homeschool World

Obtain the latest homeschooling news and articles. This site is updated very frequently and is created by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling and Homeschool PC.

KidsHealth

Nemours Foundation site that offers parents sections on general medicine and surgical health issues. Articles on asthma and allergies, bones and muscles, ear, nose and throat, emergencies, fevers, growth and development, infection pain, sleep and vaccines.

National Down Syndrome Society

NDSS offers education, research and advocacy at this site with general, clinical and special programs information, as well as links to other sites on the Internet focusing on Down Syndrome.

New York State Department of Health

Governmental site that offers many features including: Directory Services, Vital Records, Information for Health Care Providers, Information for Consumers, Health Care Data for Researchers, Public Health Forum and Other Health Related Sites.

New York State Education Department

Comprehensive site that gives viewers the following choices: State Board of Regents, Current Publications, Programs and Services, Directories and Information, Internet Resources, New York State Web, Teacher Certification, Professional Licensing, New York State Museum, New York State Library, New York State Archives and Employment Opportunities.

New York State Government Information Locator Service

This website provides access to New York State Government Agencies, the State Legislature and the Judiciary. Helpful information includes a phone directory of government offices.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Find services, resources, news and more for children and families.

New York State Parent Guide

A helpful guide to the first five years of your child’s life. Includes What to Expect as My Child Develops, Building Strong Families, What Every Parent Should Know, and e-Journaling Tools, as well as tips and announcements.

PBS for Parents

The website of the Public Broadcasting Station offers an assortment of topics including age-by-age tips, activities and articles.

Scholastic for Parents

Features information on a variety of topics including: Books Lists & Reading, School Sucess, Activities & Printables and more.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Official website offers news and a consumer health information finder, consumer information, topical highlights of national interest such as the “Back to Sleep” campaign to help prevent SIDS, and a seach feature.

Vroom 

Any adult can use Vroom to help children learn and develop. You can download the Vroom app to receive daily short tips on brain development and activities. Or explore the website which features easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under, activities and the science of early childhood brain development.

Welcome to Parenthood: A Family Guide

The day you have been waiting for has arrived. You have so much to look forward to! Right now, you might have lots of questions. Welcome to Parenthood: A Family Guide is offered by the New York State Department of Health to help you find the answers.

Zero to Three

The website of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has information for professionals and for parents. Professional information includes programs and services, a bookstore, National Training Institute, newsroom and sponsorship opportunities. Parent section includes information on play, beginning literacy, bookstore and child development, including a special section on the development of the brain.