Tips and Resources for Families
Check out the resources below to help promote your child’s development:
- Backpack Connection Series – These resources offer guidance for teachers and families to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
- Create a “Profile” of Your Child that outlines his or her medical history.
- Make the Most of Playtime – This resource provides tips on how parents can use playtime to help with challenging behavior.
- Milestone Moments Booklet in English and Spanish
- Amazing Me: It’s Busy Being 3! Children’s Book for children ages 2-4 that shows what to look for as a child grows and develops.
Teaching Your Child…
- About Feelings – This resource provides a table that highlights the social-emotional skills and feelings that children practice and display at different ages.
- To be Independent with Daily Routines – This resource provides tips for teaching children how to become independent with daily routines.
- To Cooperate with Requests – This resource provides tips for teaching children to cooperate and follow requests.
- To Identify and Express Emotions – This resource provides strategies for helping children express their emotions.
- Understanding Your Child's Behavior: Reading Your Child's Cues from Birth to Age 2 – This resource offers insights into children’s behavioral cues and appropriate responses to support children’s social, emotional, and language development.
- Well-Visit Planner – Get a personalized visit guide to prepare for your child's next well care visit with the pediatrician
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Parent Information
CDC's Parent Information website has a wealth of information to help you keep your child of all ages healthy and safe.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center serves as a central resource of information and products on how to support families of children with disabilities.
Family Resources from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
This website provides resources for families on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
Head Start Center for Inclusion
This center offers contains a wealth of information on supporting and including children with special needs in the classroom and home.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)
TACSEI develops free, research-based products and resources to help improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities. Resources are intended to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.