Parent Resources

  • Child Care Aware

    Child Care Aware connects families to high-quality childcare and early learning programs.

    Child Care Resources

    Child Care Resources is a resource to help families find high-quality childcare in their area.

    Department of Early Learning

    The Department of Early Learning is a Washington State agency responsible for early childhood education.

    Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines

    Parents and families have a very important role as their child's first teacher. Children learn in different ways and at different rates. They come to school with varying skills. These guidelines highlight some of the skills children need to be prepared for kindergarten.

    View the Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines in Spanish

    King County Library System

    Resources for children and families.

    Love. Talk. Play.

    Love. Talk. Play. is a campaign that aims to surround parents of children birth to age three with information about three key activities they can engage in as their child’s first and most important teacher.

    Parent Help 1-2-3

    Parent Help 1-2-3 is a site where parents can apply for food and health benefits, search for local services and contact a Family Health Hotline.

    Play & Learn Parent Groups

    Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are free, parent-facilitated groups that meet weekly across the state where parents can learn about child development, school readiness, and home activities to support children’s learning. Children have the opportunity to have fun participating in activities and being around peers of the same age.

    Starfall

    Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. The main demographic is preschoolers and kindergarteners. Founded in 2002, the website teaches children how to read by using games and phonics.

    Story Line Online

    An award-winning children’s literacy website that streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

    Vroom

    Vroom turns shared moments into brain-building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bath time, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.

    Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)

    WaKIDS is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. For additional information about this program, please download the WaKIDS brochure.

    Washington State 2-1-1

    2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.

    Within Reach

    Within Reach is a site dedicated to keeping Washington State families healthy. On this site, parents can access many life-saving programs.

     

Last Modified on January 29, 2019