Parent Training Resources

Being a parent is a tough job and children don't come with "instruction manuals." Nonetheless, when we have questions or concerns it is nice to explore expert advice on what to do. Below are Parent Resource Pages on a variety of topics as well as links to general resources and organizations that may help you with your parenting questions.

Parent Resource Pages

General Parenting Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Positive Parenting Tips" for various age groups.

Zero to Three provides many parental resources including information on early learning, healthy development, challenging behaviors, mental health, early language literacy, health & nutrition, play, sleep, social emotional issues, temperament, and school readiness.

Illinois Early Learning Project provides more than 150 one-page Tip Sheets on a variety of issues of interest to parents.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning provides information on the social- emotional development for children under 5.

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provides mental health information to professionals working with Head Start. They also have a special section designed just for families.

Parenting 24/7, sponsored through the University of Illinois, provides many parenting resources categorized by age group.

Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) is a compilation of resources aimed at professionals to address culturally and linguistically appropriate services during the early childhood years.

The Center for Parent Information and Resources website includes a vast, searchable repository of resources to support you in caring for your child with a disability.

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse provides families with research-based information surrounding early intervention. Their mission is to serve the families receiving early intervention services in Illinois.

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Johnna Darragh-Ernst

Professor Early Childhood Education

1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8746

Email: johnna.darragh@heartland.edu