SAM's RESOURCES

Dedicated to the health and well-being of families in Monterey County, California

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 

AND PARENT EDUCATION WEBSITES

 
The following are links to credible sources of information on a variety of child development and parent education issues.   Some websites are targeted more to professionals, others to the public and some to both.  Many of the websites provide information in Spanish as well as in English.  Please note that SAM’s RESOURCES does not specifically endorse and is not responsible for the content of any of these outside links. 

Zero to Three
www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three is a leading resource addressing the first three years of life.  This website provides information on early childhood development for parents and professionals.  There is an extensive section on policy development addressing the needs of infants, toddlers and their families.
 
Bright Futures at Georgetown
www.brightfutures.org
Offers parent education materials in English and in Spanish.  Distance learning and online materials for professionals
 
American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
This website offers information for parents on a variety of children’s health and development issues, including safety and injury prevention.  Website is in English only.
 
Kid’s Health
www.kidshealth.org
This website is a partner of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  The site offers practical parenting information for parents and special web pages for kids and teens, providing information on health, development, and lifestyle choices in a language they can understand.
 
Children NOW
www.childrennow.org
Children NOW offers a variety of resources for parents and professionals addressing children’s health, safety, and education issues.  Website includes tips for how to talk to kids about tough issues, such as sex, violence and drugs.  Also offers a child safety tool kit.  The website is in English only.
 
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Offered by the U.S. Department of Justice FBI
Computer and telecommunications technology has opened up a world of possibilities and valuable information  for children. Unfortunately, it has also left them vulnerable to online sexual exploitation. This is a guide prepared by the FBI for parents to assist them in protecting their children from this exploitation.




Updated January 2017 

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