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
- Wondering About Assistive Technology (PDF)
- Wondering About Challenging Behaviors (PDF)
- Wondering About Developmental Assessments (PDF)
- Wondering About Developmental Milestones (PDF)
- Wondering About Dual Language Learners (PDF)
- Wondering About Early Childhood Special Education (PDF)
- Wondering About Early Intervention (PDF)
- Wondering About Educational Activities (PDF)
- Wondering About Embedding Interventions (PDF)
- Wondering About Finding Quality Programs (PDF)
- Wondering About Kindergarten Transition (PDF)
- Wondering About Language and Literacy (PDF)
- Wondering About Language Delays (PDF)
- Wondering About Multicultural Art and Music (PDF)
- Wondering About Multicultural Books (PDF)
- Wondering About Outdoor Activities (PDF)
- Wondering About Parenting Resources (PDF)
- Wondering About Siblings Without Disabilities (PDF)
- Wondering About Social Emotional Development (PDF)
- Wondering About Transition from Early Intervention (PDF)
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.