Parenting Resources

 


Homework Help for your children

Free Homework Buddies peer tutoring program for Grades K-12 is available Monday through Thursday, 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This Program, done by high school students, runs throughout the school year except holidays and early closing days.

Homework Resources on our website – For Children.   For teens.

 

South Brunswick School District

This is the website featuring all 11 South Brunswick schools.  Here you will find the SouthBrunswickSchool District budget, township-wide policies, basic information on the South Brunswick Schools’curricula, camps, enrichment, special services, faculty, and so much more.

 

Parents can use Business Finder to find local preschools.

 

State of New Jersey Department of Education /Families

The Department of Education’s newsletter, Family and Community Circle, is a free resource accessible from the Families page.

Parents may also view the NJ School Report Card, issued by the state of New Jersey. This rates various points of the school, such as attendance, teacher degree level, and computer use.  Here you can find school, district, and state data reports on the federal NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Act. This site can help you assist in your child’s education and learn about the education process.

 

The Fred Rogers Company

This site mirrors Mr. Rogers’ values and efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health while supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company honors Fred Rogers’ life’s work by building on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom.

 

Parenting

This parenting advice site allows you to find parent guides and articles on many common parenting issues by searching or browsing by age or topic.  Additionally you can sign up for a newsletter and “Ask an Expert” questions any time of the day or night. Questions are posted anonymously, but you have the option of calling a National Hotline that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medline Plus/Parenting

The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information. The parenting pages include links to latest news and health professional articles on parenting topics, research and clinical trials.  You can also find preformulated searches of the MEDLINE/PubMed database, which allow you to find references to latest health professional articles on your topic. Interactive tutorials from the Patient Education Institute explain over 165 procedures and conditions in easy-to-read language.

KidsHealth

KidsHealth focuses on the health and development of children, featuring separate sections for parents, children, and teens. Additionally, KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for all grades and subject areas.  Parents can search recipes, browse Q&A posts, learn about first aid and safety, learn about their child’s emotional and physical development.  Children can also read Q&A articles, find recipes, look up medical terms in a kid-friendly dictionary, learn about adult health problems, their own health problems, and find answers to questions about growing up.  The site can also be read in Spanish.

EPIC

EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) is a national non-profit organization that aims to make the world a better place through parent education.  EPIC’s philosophy is that children can grow up to be responsible, independent, productive adults if the adults in their lives are supportive.  EPIC offers parenting workshops in family literacy, early childhood development, and character development.  Additionally, EPIC offers workshops that help individuals facing challenges reach their full potential as parents, and empower families to become engaged in their children’s education.

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to end child abuse. Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is dedicated to preventing child abuse in all of its forms, for all of New Jersey’s children. They coordinate home visitation programs for high-risk families to engage them in intensive parenting education and connect them to community services for support.

New Jersey Family

Here you will find directories for New Jersey camps, daycares, schools, doctors, and more. If you are looking for fun things to do with your kids throughout New Jersey you can peruse Things To Do.  This site posts contests, too, that you can enter.

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, Inc

The mission of CJFHC is to improve the health of women of childbearing age, infants, and children in the region through the collaborative efforts of member hospitals, providers, and consumers.  Additionally, the Mid-Jersey CARES (Collaboration, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Services) is a Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (REIC) whose goal is to help strengthen and improve early intervention services for children with special needs, ages birth to three years, and their families.

Office of Childcare Technical Assistance Network

ChildCare.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to link parents, child care providers, researchers, policymakers and the general public with Federal Government sponsored child care and early learning information and resources both quickly and easily.  At this site you will find an A to Z topic list

Administration for Children and Families    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware© is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.  By providing information about child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® is a national link between parents and child care providers.

National Education Association  

Developed through a joint effort between NEA and Parent Teacher Association (PTA), these two-page guides provide parents and caregivers with fundamental tools to encourage their children’s success in school.

Talk About Parenting                                                                                             

Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith, a non-profit organization, through the development, production and distribution of educational parenting programs, works to improve and strengthen the quality of family life.

 

Parenting Resource Network

This is an information and referral service for parents of children birth to five. A coalition of community and government agencies, libraries, hospitals, school districts, nursery schools and child care centers that provide parent education to parents of young children. It features a phone line for parents to call with questions or concerns and a website listing resources in the community along with a calendar of parent education programs offered by the participating partners.

Parent Teacher Association

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.  PTA works in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies to collaborate on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.

Learning Express 3.0 Learning Express Student Center offers test perparation in math and literature for elementary, middle and high school. Information in Spanish is available as well. Provided by SBPL