Local School Information

Education Links for Parents

Autism Alliance of Michigan

Autism Society of Michigan: Livingston County Resources

Autism Speaks; it’s Time to Listen

Booklist Online: More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Child Connect for Family Success For those seeking quality child care or parenting and child development resources.

Everything You Need to Know About Kindergarten  Information about Kindergarden readiness from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Education and Family Services.

Great Start Livingston
– a partnership of local professionals, community leaders and parents committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system addressing all factors influencing a young child’s readiness for school and life.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Lexile Leveled Reading Suggestions

Livingston Educational Service Agency

Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services.

Michigan Association for Gifted Learners

Reach Out and Read
(ROR) promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation.

Too Small to Fail
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has embraced improving the lives of young children as her first venture since leaving office. Her new early childhood initiative, “Too Small to Fail,” will be part of the foundation created by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. She will partner with Next Generation, a nonpartisan group that promotes scientific research about early childhood development.

Media Reviews

Common Sense Media – dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Kids in Mind – Parents can locate past or current movie and video reviews, which are listed according to three numerical “grades”: sex and nudity, violence, and profanity.

Parent’s Choice Foundation
– The nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys.

Screen It – Reviews of current movies, recent videos, DVDs and music CDs. Each review makes it clear why a film or DC got the rating it did.

Health Information for Parents

 American Academy of Pediatrics

Kids Health – Has teen and kid health-related issues with latest toy and children’s product recalls.

Parent Action for Healthy Kids
© is designed to help connect parents, communities and schools to improve the health and well-being of children and youth.

General Parenting Information

Center for Missing and Exploited Children

C.S. Mptt Children’s Hosital WebChats
:  Each webchat is designed to offer tips and information about hot topics in parenting and child health. We bring together panels of doctors, social workers and other child health specialists to give you the facts and answer your burning questions.  Chats are free, require no special software installation, and you can participate from your home, office, or anywhere you have internet access.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
– CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Lists recalled products for kids.

Early On
– assists families with infants and toddlers, from birth until 36 months or 3 years of age, who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability.

Great Start to Quality – helps parents find the best early learning settings for their children and helps providers and educators improve the care they give to children.

Metro Parent
-Online Hub for Southeast Michigan Moms. Award winning site!

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
– the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

Zero to Three
– works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development, with resources and services for parents, including childcare.