Parenting and Childcare

Books - Websites


Bennett, Howard J.  Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting.  Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005. ISBN: 1581101562

Brazelton, T. Berry.  Understanding Sibling Rivalry.  New York: Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2005. ISBN: 0738210056

Brown, Ari. Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year. Boulder, CO: Windsor Peak Press, 2006. ISBN: 1889392219

Noel, Brook. The Single Parent Resource: an A to Z Guide for the Challenges of Single Parenting. Belgium, WI : Champion Press, 2005. ISBN: 1932783253

Pearson, Linda Joan. The Discipline Miracle: the Clinically Proven System for Raising   Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Kids.  New York: AMACOM, 2006. ISBN: 0814472974

Rankin, Jane L. Parenting Experts : Their Advice, the Research, and Getting it Right. Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 0275976785

Sears, Robert, R. Father’s First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know.  Boston, MA: Harvard Common Press, 2006. ISBN: 155832335X

Sember, Brette McWhorter. How to Parent With Your Ex : Working Together for Your Child's Best Interest. Naperville, IL : Sphinx Publishing, 2005. ISBN: 1572484799

Stoppard, Miriam.  Conception, Pregnancy & Birth.  New York: DK Pub., 2005. ISBN: 0756609569


Born Learning                                          
Sponsored by United Way and other major family organizations, the website helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Promotes high quality research in child care and early education.

Child Care, Inc. (CCI)                                          

Dr. Toy’s Guide on the Internet                             
Provides information on the best in toys and educational
products. Extensive information available on choosing age
appropriate toys, toy tips, and smart play.

Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois (ECAP)                                           
Established in 2003, ECAP Collaborative focuses on research and projects dealing with service to young children and families.


Offers a parent resource guide, pediatric referral service, immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

National Network for Child Care                               
Provides categories for information on early childhood development which includes: ages and stages, language and communication, emotional, social, and brain development. Also includes Spanish resources.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education                                                     
Primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings. Has links for providers, parents, regulators, and consultants.

Parents Action for Children                      

Ready at Five Partnership                             
This public/private partnership develops tools and resources that support parents and early educators in improving school readiness and making the early years matter.

Talaris Research Institute
Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age five by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively. Talaris and KCTS Seattle/Television co-developed “Parenting Counts: A Focus on Early Learning.” This multimedia program uses a series of television spots, printed material and workshops to make the research on best parenting practices part of every day parenting decisions. Parents and Professionals can download a lot of their information for free, or browse through their easily accessible online store.

Zero to Three’s Brain Wonder

Website of the national center for infants, toddlers, and families. Offers information for professionals and parents. Parent section includes information on play, early literacy, and child development, with a special section on the development of the brain.


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