Computers & Internet Safety

Children’s Technology Review
Locate reviews and find quality computer software, games, websites and other technology for kids and teens from birth to 15 years of age.

Get Net Wise
This Internet Education Foundation site features an online safety guide, tools for families to keep their children safe, kid-friendly websites, safe social networking, and more.

Net Cetera
The Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies help parents and teachers guide children safely through the world of Internet, computers, and mobile phones.

Net Smartz
An interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Early Literacy

Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental is useful resource for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, which provides stories, songs, fingerplays, coloring sheets and interactive games that promote early literacy. Parents can find information about authors, books, and activities.

Get Ready to Read!
Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.

Lil Fingers
This site is full of learning fun for toddlers. There are educational games, read aloud storybooks, and printable coloring pages.

Starfall
Starfallis teaches pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners, and second graders how to read and write with phonics.

Songs, Rhymes, Fingerplays& Felt Boards

Kididdles
Search children’s song lyrics and listen to music.

Games, Rhymes, Songs, and Lullabies
This resource made by the Perry Public Library provides games, rhymes, songs, and lullabies for babies 0-24 months.

Preschool Education
Teacher created resources for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more.

Preschool Express
Jean Warren’s educational activity resource for parents, teachers and grandparents of toddlers and preschoolers.

Preschool Rainbow
Fingerplays, action poems, nursery rhymes, and songs for preschoolers.

Storytime Katie Flannel Boards
Flannel board rhymes made by Storytime Katie.

Storytime Katie Master List
A master list including all of the songs, rhymes, and fingerplaysStorytimeKatie has used in storytimes.

Wiggle & Tickle Rhymes
This resource made by the Pierce Public Library provides wiggle, tickle, and bounce rhymes for babies 0-24 months.

Songs for Teaching
This site provides instructions on how to do many fingerplays, songs, and action rhymes.

The Best Children's Books.org
These are lists of the best children's books selected by teachers and sorted by topic and reading level. The only titles that are included on these lists are award winning and highly rated books.

Literacy

Guys Read
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program made to help Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszkato help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

The Lexile Framework for Reading
Parents can use the Lexile measure to help their young reader find difficulty level appropriate books and articles, and determine how the reader will likely comprehend a text. Also, Lexile measures can be used to monitor a reader's growth over time.

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County
LVCC helps to change the lives of local residents who need help learning to read, pass tests to stay employed, get a GED or speak English as a second language. Also, find out how you can help, donate, and volunteer.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets offers research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader.

Parenting

Chautauqua Tapestry
This organization represents the weaving together of effective, appropriate and individualized supports and services that are accessible and comprehensive to meet the needs of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families.

Family Education
Parents can find practical guidance, grade-specific information about their children's school experience, strategies to get involved with their children's learning, free email newsletters, and fun and entertaining family activities.

Help Me Grow Western New York
Families are connected by community resources and child development information.

Engage NY
This toolkit of information and resources will helpparents and families understand the New York State education reform initiatives and how the changes will help your child graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

Parenting
Fresh ideas for modern families by Parents Magazine.

Parenting 24/7
Information from the University of Illinois Extension for raising infants through teens.

ParentingMagazine
Discuss topics in the forums and more on this site from Parenting and Babytalk.

Parenting – Medline Plus
TheU.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide parenting tips including how to keep your child safe.

Parents Magazine
Home of American Baby, Parents and Family Circle.

Parent Network of WNY
Parents helping parents and professionals enable individuals with disabilities to reach their own potential.

PBS for Parents
Information and resources for parents as well as educational games for children.

WNY Family Magazine
Western New York's trusted family resource for things to do around the area since 1984.

WNY Mothers & More
This social network site for parents providing playgroup opportunities, outings and special activities for parents and children.

Health & Wellness

Child Health Plus
Depending on your family’s income, your children may be eligible to join New York State’s health insurance plan for kids.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

Kids Health
This site offers doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Prevent Child Abuse New York
This nonprofit organization of New York State offers information about abuse and tips for dealing with it.

Child Care

National Association for Family Child Care
An association for family day care providers.

National Child Care Association
The only voice of the licensed, private childhood care and education community. Since that time, the association and its leadership have succeeded in establishing an influential presence for the private sector at state and national policy and legislative tables.

Office of Child Care
Supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

New York State Office of Children & Family Services
Improving the integration of services for New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations to promoting their development; and to protecting them from violence, neglect, abuse and abandonment. The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults.

National Research Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
This University of Colorado Health Sciences Center promotes health and safety in out-of-home child care.