Resources and ideas for those whose lives involve children.

THE PARENT HELPLINE   1-800-332-6378  “because kids don’t come with instructions”   “The Parent Helpline is a free anonymous telephone information and referral service…..no question too small or problem too big…”  available 24/7 .

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline  1-800-4-A-CHILD, 1-800-422-4453

 “The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. Bottom line, we are here to answer the call.

Useful links:

Family Life Center of Butler – provided by the County Inc. – “Safe House” because NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ABUSE ANOTHER.  316-321-7104 or outside El Dorado:   1-800-870-6967

STATE LIBRARY OF KANSAS – online databases, learn a new language, genealogy resources, career skills, and much, much more! Get your Library of Kansas library card at your local Kansas library.

The CDC has created a new section on their website called CDC Parent Information. The new section offers a wealth of information from across all of the CDC resources, covering everything from safety in the home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.

Zero to Three-“is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. “

“Little Kids, Big Questions is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.”

HERE IS SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR DOING YOUR TAXES-

The government will not be mailing tax forms to your home this year.
Please visit the following sites to download your tax forms
Federal – http://www.irs.gov/ and select “Forms & Publications”
State – http://www.ksrevenue.org/ and select “Your Personal” & “Individual Income Forms & Instructions.”

The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC), federally funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind, is the official Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child. KPIRC also supports policies, programs, and organizations that promote family involvement in a child’s growth and development throughout early childhood.

Helping Your Child Take TestsU.S. Department of Education offers tips for parents to help kids in taking tests.

Day by Day Literacy Calendar from South Carolina State Library  Daily literacy activites to do with your child.

Do you homeschool, or are you thinking about homeschooling? Here is the link to Homeschooling in Kansas.  A wealth of information.

Education World  Another great site for activities, lesson planning, ect .

Kansas Government Information– a service of the State Library of Kansas.

The Gateway to Educational Materials      GEM is a one-stop source for high-quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units, and other educational resources for parents, teachers, and others involved in education.  It currently contains 24,926 education resources.  This extensive collection is categorized by subject area, grade level, and keyword.  Each collection is reviewed and must meet certain standards to be included in the Gateway.  Search results provide a comprehensive list of annotated links.  Each record provides a “more info” option that provides the complete GEM review and gives a short description of the resource, including author, title, and location.

Are your kids stressing you out?  Incredible Years Parenting Classes!  For parents of children ages 2-8 years old. All activities provided at no cost.   Child care provided.  Call (316) 320-1342 to learn more. In collaboration with Rainbows United and Smart Start of Butler County.

Smart Start of Butler CountyThe Butler County Child and Family Development Task Force”.

Kansas Investments Developing Scholars Matching Grant program.  Help with funding your child’s education. 1-866-504-5898 or visit website www.KansasStateTreasurer.com/KIDS  See flyer.

El Dorado Public Schools USD 490

KinderArt  “Creativity starts here”

SEE TO LEARN Free Vision Screening Program for three year old children. For information about this and other programs visit the Eye Council’s See-to-learn website at :  http://www.seetolearn.com/  .    KDHE contact: Brenda Nickel  BNickle@kdhe.state.ks.us

ALA Great Websites for Kids A multitude of links provided by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association. Great resource for parents, teachers and kids.  It will take some time to explore them all. Very interesting.

Museum of Modern Art in New York City- Educator’s resources.

Museum of Modern Art in New York City, interactive activity to do with your child or with your students-  Art Safari  “Art Safari invites you and your child to explore the painting and sculpture collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This site encourages learning about art by looking and sharing interpretations” – MoMA website.

Kids.gov  “Kids.gov is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government…. Kids.gov is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), those folks in Pueblo, CO 81009.”

Kansas Parent Information Resource  Center “The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC), federally funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind, is the official Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child.”-KPIRC homepage

Reading is Fundamental  “Founded in 1966, RIF is the oldest and largest children’s and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States.”

Kansas Children’s Service League   “Mission: To protect and promote the well-being of children”

Family Life Center of Butler County Inc. – “Safe House” because NO ONE  has the right to abuse another.  316-321-7104  outside El Dorado:   1-800-870-6967

Butler Homeless Initiative– A faith based, 501c3 certified, non-profit organization in efforts to establish a Transitional Homeless Shelter in El Dorado KS for those in need in Butler County. Their plan is to provide temporary housing, meals, and information assistance on finding resources to help displaced men, women, and children find housing, work, and independent living skills.

http://www.starfall.com activities for beginning readers and those getting ready to read!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Station Library  free books for kids age birth  through five! Really, they’re FREE!


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