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Resources for Parents

This page is dedicated to providing parents with helpful links and information on issues concerning child care and early childhood education and development. Some of the links on this site also provide handy and fun ideas for activities with children.

When to Start Kindergarten 

Reading at 5: Why?

Self-Regulation and Pretend Play Link to Learning in Young Children

Integrated Pest Management Policy 2016

Healthy Schools Act Parent Notification 2016

NAEYC For Families: Research based information for families about Early Childhood Education


Conversation Starters for Young Children


Licensing of Child Care Facilities
California Dept. of Social Services/Community Care Licensing

Accreditation of Child Care Programs
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 

Social Services for Families
WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) LA County Department of Public Social Services

A wealth of information about US government initiatives concerning child care
National Child Care Information Center

The Preschool Experiences We Deserve

A Guide for Families

Funded by the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau, this site offers national health and safety performance standards, child care licensing regulations for individual states, health and safety tips, and more.
National Center for Health and Safety in Child Care