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:
National Child Care Association —The NCCA is active in national childcare issues and works in Washington to balance the quality, affordability, and availability of licensed, private childcare and education programs.
National Network for Child Care —NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities to share knowledge about children and childcare. The site offers over 1000 publications and childcare resources, an e-mail discussion group, a quarterly newsletter, and more.
Almanac of Policy Issues: Child Care Issues —The Almanac offers background information, archived documents, and links on childcare issues in the U.S.
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.
National After School Association —The NAA is a professional association dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. Its site offers publications, articles, and numerous other resources for parents.
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.
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care —The NRC Web site offers links to a variety of childcare resources, state licensing agencies, and guides to choosing a childcare program.
Child Safety Resource Guide - According to the World Health Organization, a whopping 90 percent of child injuries are accidental, with the leading causes including drowning and car crashes. This website will help you discover over 40 high-quality, informative child safety resources that you can utilize immediately to help prevent any children in your care from becoming victims of needless injury.
Awesome Library - A terrific search engine for lots of topics, including education and parenting.
Child Care Aware - Sponsored by National Association of Child Care Referral Agencies (NACCRA), Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC), and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) - The web site has links to child care provider resources, tips on choosing care and ways to measure quality.
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.
CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission notifies families of items that have been recalled for safety reasons.
Healthy Sleep - Tips and tricks for helping children get to sleep!