Parents want answers! We long for guidance, tips, and techniques…any problem-solving solution that might remedy our stress. However, when it comes to parenting in the Information Age, it is often difficult to know which resources are research-based, trustworthy, and accurate. Below is a short list of recommendations that we hope will assist you as a teaching partner in your child’s development. Many provide a way to subscribe for updates. Please note that these are informational, and we do not endorse the content on these websites.
Links for Child Development and Parenting Information:
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Brazelton Touchpoints Center
- The Child Care Exchange
- Child Care Aware
- The Fred Rogers Company
- Missouri Early Learning Standards
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Parents as Teachers
- Ask Dr. Sears
- Sesame Street for Parents
- Zero to Three
- Kelly Mom – Evidence-Based Breastfeeding
- St. Luke’s Sleep Research Center – nationally renowned local expert…ask for Nancy Birkenmeier! and find many helpful PDFs at the website
- The Ellyn Sater Institute – The Feeding and Eating Experts
- Getting Ready – School Readiness information
Information on the Reggio Emilia Approach
Links to Local Information:
- Child Care Aware of Missouri
- First Steps – First Steps is Missouri's Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child's development, learning, and participation in family and community life.
- University City School District – The district in which our University City Center is located
- Ladue School District – The district in which our Olivette Center is located
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