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Parent Resources

Links

NAEYC For Families:

- Great articles for families - http://families.naeyc.org/

Learning through play:

- Early Childhood News "Learning Through Play" http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=591

- Journal of Instrutional Psychology "The Pursuit of Play within the Curriculum"

- Early Childhood Education Journal "Shaping the Learning Environment: Connecting Developmentally Appropriate Practices to Brain Research"

Tips to help your child sleep:

- eHow article (reviewd and approved by RCDC staff), article by Mayo clinic staff

Other Local and National Resources:

 Boys Town Pediatrics (Free) Seminars frequently offered on various parenting topics http://www.boystownpediatrics.org

 American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org - for health questions and many other parenting issues

 Educational Service Unit #3 - for books, videos and trainings on early childhood and beyond - http://www2.esu3.org/esu3 or 402-597-4800

 Zero to Three -  non-profit that trains and supports educators, policymakers and parents to improve the lives of infants and toddlers http://www.zerotothree.org

 National Association for the Education of Young Children - accrediting body for childcare centers that helps verify high quality.  Provides a list of accredited centers in your area at http://www.naeyc.org

 Nebraska Parent Information and Resource Center - The PIRC project exists to support parents and educators in partnering together to support students' learning.  The site has several valuable parenting resources.  http://www.nebraskapirc.org/