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Caregiver & Homeschool Resources

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Our children's librarians have compiled a list of some of the most highly utilized and successful online educational resources. Please contact us with questions, suggestions and feedback!

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Zero to Three
Provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

Vroom
Fun, free activities, and learning tips and tricks delivered to your inbox or phone daily.

Mind in the Making
Mind in the Making is a program of the Bezos Family Foundation that curates the science of children's brain development and learning.

Reach out and Read
Support for parents to encourage healthy child development.

Reading Rockets
Information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Unicef Parenting
Top tips, interesting insights and fun facts from the world’s leading baby experts.

Sesame Street in Communities
Resources, Strategies, and Support for Community Providers.

NetSmartz
Provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children to be safer online.

FBI KIDS
Promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security.

Common Sense Media
Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

Notable Children’s Media American Library Association
The Notable Children’s Digital Media list includes real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content for children 14 years of age and younger

Madison app finder
Find the perfect app for you and your child!

Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.

Embrace Race
Resources to raise a generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.

PBS talking to young children about race and racism
Tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and being anti-racist.

The ABC’s of Racial Literacy: Sesame Street in Communities
Resources to develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience, and empathy—and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall, and standing together.

We Need Diverse Books
Where Can You Find Diverse Books?  This amazing website has an impressive list of places that offer recommendations for diverse titles.

Arthur Health
Games, videos, and resources designed to help keep your family safe and strong.

Healthy Children
The official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
Expertise, information and tools to protect your family’s health, including disease prevention, health promotion, and preparedness for new health concerns.

Potty MD 
Helping kids to stop and to go

Let’s Move
Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices.

Consumer Product Safety Commission 
Find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
News, tips and safety guidelines for passenger safety, car seats, recalls and many other traffic concerns.

Move Play & Learn At Home by SHAPE America
Ideas, strategies, information and resources for parents to use the space within their homes, the materials they have, and their limited time to model and encourage physical activity. 

Homeschool Guides, Facts & Regulations

Homeschool.com
A great resource for homeschool families with tips, curriculum, blogs, articles, and more to support child development from grades pre-K - 12.

Homeschooling Guide 
A wonderful site providing extensive information about accredited online schools at every education level to allow you to make informed decisions regarding the best fit for your child. Additionally, they have tips, guides, articles, etc. to direct and assist you.​​​​​

Howtohomeschool.net 
Help find homeschooling curriculum and homeschool resources for beginning or advanced homeschoolers.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association 
Nonprofit homeschooling information center source to field answers about learning readiness, special needs, laws, assistive technology, plans and more.   

National Home Education Research Institute
NHERI specializes in homeschool research, facts, statistics, scholarly articles and information.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
DPI is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. Subscribe to their newsletter to be informed about stories regarding Wisconsin schools, news, updates and exciting opportunities for educators and students.

Wisconsin Parents Association
A state-wide, inclusive, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the right and freedom of parents to provide an education to their children according to their own principles and beliefs.