Resources for Families

Pleasanton Unified School District —The PUSD website has all of the information you will need for your child's education, including school websites, department information, and PUSD staff contact information.  Here is a snapshot of PUSD's Strategic Plan:
Hively - Resource and Referral Agency - At Hively, we believe that everyone should have the resources and support they need to feel supported, cared for, and able to thrive.  We help parents find and pay for quality child care, we provide parent education and support to ensure that children get the best start possible, we provide guidance and training for people interested in building sustainable, high quality child care businesses and we help adults and children through challenging life situations.  By providing counseling and other resources, we ensure that children and families throughout Alameda County have the resources they need to thrive.  Here is the LINK for the Subsidized Child Care Application.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.
Early Edge California - Early Edge California works to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of 3rd grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) - The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts 
and communicates research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education 
enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life.
First5 Alameda County serves children from birth to age 5, and their families, throughout Alameda County.
Help Me Grow Alameda is a system that collaborates with agencies, families and providers across the county to help ensure children ages birth – 5 years.
CAPE Head Start is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early care and education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool programs to children ages 0-5 in Eastern Alameda County, Early Head Start services in Central Alameda County through child care partnerships, and Medi-Cal certified Mental Health Services in Eastern, Central, and Southern Alameda County.
The Project Approach website outlines a set of teaching strategies in which teachers guide children through in-depth studies of real world topics. The website contains information about the project approach as well as many examples of projects.
Administration for Children and Families —The ACF is a federal agency that funds state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, childcare, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)  - From the Office of Head Start (OHS) provides information and resources for the Head Start and Early Head Start community, as well as for anyone involved in early childhood education. The site offers tips and information on many topics including child development, education, and health.
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The website offers webinars, discussion groups, an electronic newsletter, and resources on a variety of topics like autism, brain development, and challenging behavior.
MyPlate for Preschoolers Use the MyPyramid as a guide to help you feed your preschool child as well as resources to help you preschooler grow up healthy, develop good eating habits and try new foods.
Healthy Kids —The companion Web site to the magazine. It provides expert advice on health and safety, food and nutrition, family issues, enriching activities, recipes, and more.
Healthy Child —This informative Web site features hundreds of reliable, in-depth articles, resources, and quality information about natural, holistic parenting plus carefully selected natural, non-toxic products for keeping your babies and kids safe and healthy.
Awesome Library - A terrific search engine for lots of topics, including education and parenting.
National Center for Learning Disabilities - Their mission is to ensure that the 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.
Get Ready to Read - Home of the national initiative that seeks to build the early literacy skills of preschool-age children by providing parents, educators, health-care professional and advocates with literacy screening and learning activities as part of early childhood education, child-care, and parenting practices.
Starfall - Where children have fun learning to read! Great games and activities for children preparing for Kindergarten.
PBS Kids Go! Learn with your favorite PBS characters.
CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission notifies families of items that have been recalled for safety reasons.
Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital WorldHave you ever wondered how you can protect your children from being online and playing around on the internet? It is possible if you are willing to take the right precautions and take some time to educate them about the dangers. If you are unsure, this article would be a great starting point to help you understand how to keep your kids safe online.
Helpful Resources for Parents of Children with Special NeedsWonder Moms is a project by three moms to share real talk, helpful information, and practical advice with parents of kids who have intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, language and speech delays, deafness, chronic illness, and traumatic brain injury.