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  • Offering the chance for climbers with disabilties to learn techniques that adapt to their personal abilities, strengthen resolve, keep fit, have fun. Assistance is provided by volunteers who have a love for climbing and adaptive sports, including physical and occupational therapists students and professionals.

  • Whether you’re wondering how to handle a specific challenge, just figuring out your child-raising approach, or ready to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place.

  • is the premiere pregnancy and parenting site on the Web, and the interactive companion to American Baby magazine. From our pregnancy calendar to our baby names database, our pediatric health center to our parenting quizzes, is the guide you need -- and the source you can trust -- in this hectic, joyful, and satisfying journey.

  • An online network for Stay At Home Dads (SAHD) and their families. These resources include information on local support groups for dads, as well as information and support for dads at home caring for children.

  • The process of searching for child care is undeniably one of the most difficult processes for families with young children to navigate. This suite of on-the-go child care information brochures can help you talk with Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and child care providers when choosing safe and quality care.

  • Immunization Schedule for 0-18: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended immunization schedules available on its website, which includes downloadable PDFs.

  • Early childhood is a time of both great promise and considerable risk. Assuring the availability of responsive relationships, growth promoting experiences, and healthy environments for all young children helps build sturdy brain architecture and the foundations of resilience. Learn more on the Center on the Developing Child's website.

  • The New York State Office of Children and Family Services maintains a Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment for reports made pursuant to the Social Services Law. The Central Register, also known as the "Hotline", receives telephone calls alleging child abuse or maltreatment within New York State. The Central Register relays information from the calls to the local Child Protective Service for investigation, monitors their prompt response, and identifies if there are prior child abuse or maltreatment reports.

  • Child Care Aware of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve that mission, they lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake groundbreaking research, and advocate for child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

  • Welcome to the Child Care Aware® Parent Network, a community of parents dedicated to improving the quality of child care for all children. Please join us and take action.
    Parent Network

  • The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the NY state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families. Established as Chapter 757 of the Laws of 1977 and administratively merged with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services since 2003, the Council's work remains true to its original intent— to be a neutral body within state government capable of negotiating solutions to interagency issues.

  • The Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC) has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s families since 1975. ECLC is a statewide organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New York State.

  • A national organization that offers encouragement, information and affirmation to at-home mothers and fathers through articles from their online publication Welcome Home. In addition, other resources and sources of support, as well as public policy information are offered.

  • A resource providing busy adults with resources to encourage learning and enrich relationships with their children.

  • Prepare for the upcoming flu season! American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have collaborated to produce a new influenza prevention and control handout (click the "Influenza Prevention and Control" heading). This handout includes information on the symptoms of influenza, how influenza is spread, the benefits of the influenza vaccine, and much more.

  • Mocha Moms Online is a site for stay at home mothers of color. Mocha Moms is a support group for stay at home mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families.

  • A non-profit support organization for mothers.

  • MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.

  • The National AfterSchool Association, formerly the National School-Age Care Alliance, was founded in 1987. We are a professional association with a membership component-our membership includes more than 7,000 practitioners, policy makers, and administrators representing all public, private, and community-based sectors of after-school and out-of-school time programs, as well as school-age and after-school programs on military bases, both domestic and international. As the leading voice of the after-school profession, we are dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

  • What began years ago as an informal approach to providing child care as a way to support working parents, family child care providers today are making an intentional career choice to offer quality early care and education in their homes.
    Your Profession.
    NAFCC is dedicated to strengthening the profession of family child care by promoting high quality, professional early care and education and strengthening communities where providers live and work.
    Our Commitment.
    NAFCC is dedicated to advocating for the family child care profession by collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations who contribute to the family child care field to increase awareness about and improve the quality of family child care.

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

  • In 1986, the Council on Children and Families published the Family Resources Book. In the 20 years since, it has been a much sought after publication and it is with this in mind that the Council began to revise and update the information contained in this resource book. With the help of an advisory group the Council on Children and Families assumed the task of compiling and evaluating materials for inclusion. The criteria were simple . . . the information would be up to date, generally accepted by the professional field and useful both to families raising children before birth to adolescence and to the professionals that support them. The goal is to provide a user friendly site to locate high quality resources available on-line, in local libraries or by purchase in stores. We have attempted to provide a balanced, broad-spectrum of topics with resources useful to all.

  • The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. They achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

  • Parenting Advice, Baby Names, Product Recalls, Health Guides, Videos, Shopping

  • Helping moms and dads raise happy, healthy kids and have some of fun along the way.

  • Peaceful Parent Institute: Heart based parenting. The Peaceful Parent Institute offer seminars for parents and educators, professional development for teachers and individual coaching for parents, families and early childhood centers - teaching cutting edge relationship skills, conflict resolution skills, a new and healthy model that has the potential to radically change our culture for the better!

  • Information, games, activities and parenting advice offered on website for the Public Broadcasting Service.

  • TOR - Transportation of Rockland. Information and schedules for transportation within Rockland County and for commuters.

  • The mission of the Rockland County Department of Social Services is to accurately and efficiently provide benefits and services to the people of Rockland County in a manner that promotes self-sufficiency, protects the venerable, and is recognized as being fair and responsive.

  • The official website of Rockland County, New York.

  • The US Department of Education has compiled a great list of early learning resources.

  • A publication of Working Mother Media targeted toward mothers in the workforce.

  • Like most parents, you probably have questions about your child's development-that's normal. Or you may just want to know what you can do to ensure your child's happy and healthy development. At ZERO TO THREE, we're here to help you navigate this critical period. Since 1977, we've brought together the fields of medicine, child development, research science and human behavior, to focus exclusively on the first three years of life.

  • This new website (April 2016) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a variety of resources for parents seeking to learn more about childhood immunization and the diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.

    Learn about vaccines needed for your child's age; how to make vaccine visits less stressful; immunization records and requirements; and the 16 diseases that vaccines prevent in children and teenagers. Download easy-to-read immunization schedules in both English and Spanish, use an interactive immunization scheduler, and view CDC educational resources. The new website also contains specialized immunization related to adoption, travel, and pregnancy.