Parent Resources



NAEYC For Families:

- Great articles for families -

Learning through play:

- Early Childhood News "Learning Through Play"

- Journal of Instructional 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 (reviewed 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

 American Academy of Pediatrics - for health questions and many other parenting issues

 Educational Service Unit #3 - for books, videos and trainings on early childhood and beyond - 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

 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

 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.