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Parenting Information

Websites with general information

  • Early Learning GPS:  an interactive way for families to think about what
    they can do to support their children’s early learning.  Early Learning GPS
    Apps and website developed by the PA Office of Child Development & Early Learning. 

Websites with information about children's physical health and brain development

Websites with information safety, poison control, and insurance

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: learn about poison safety in English as well as a variety of languages. Remember, for Poison emergencies call the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
  • Consumer Product and Safety Commission : comprehensive information on product safety and recalls.
  • Household Products Database: learn what's in the products under your sink, in your garage or laundry room, about their potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
  • Insure Kids Now!: The federal government & the states together offer health insurance coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Pennsylvania's CHIP website: for the CHIP children's health insurance program in Pennsylvania. You can also find dentists who provide services to CHIP children at InsureKidsNow's PA Dental section of the federal website.
  • Tox Town: the National Library of Medicine's website devoted to environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work & play. Remember, for Poison emergencies call the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

Websites about special needs, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities

  • Montgomery Intermediate Unit Early Intervention Services: an overview of services to evaluate and help pre-school children who may have mental/physical disabilities or developmental delays. Services can help get pre-school children ready for school.
  • Autism Society of America: website containing information about Autism spectrum discorder.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities: works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, & adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.
  • Center for Parent Information and Resources: provides information on parenting for families with special needs children, links to local parenting centers, and on-line information resources.
  • Pathways Awareness Foundation: focuses on early motor delays, a wide range of neuromuscular conditions — from nonspecific low muscle tone to cerebral palsy — and how physical therapy can help.
  • Speechville: useful information if your child has difficulty with speech, language, communication, or is a late talker.

Websites about reading, early learning and literacy

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