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The internet is full of useful information for parents. Below is a list of internet links including a brief description.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             Child Abuse Hotline:

                                                    1-800-342-3720 OR TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163

                        If you feel a child is in  immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department

 

 

 

 

 


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211 Finger Lakes - 2-1-1 is a free, confidential three digit phone number, available 24 hours a day, everyday, connecting you to a local call center with specialists trained to provide you information and referrals to human services that best address your needs.

AfterSchool Works! New York
-  AfterSchool Works! New York is the official state affiliate of the National Afterschool Association and serves as a non-profit membership association for afterschool professionals in New York State. Through an extensive network of intermediaries, training organizations and child care resource and referral agencies, we provide information, training, credentialing and support to afterschool professionals in order to build high-quality, sustainable afterschool programs that meet the needs of children, youth and their families 

 

Cancer Services Program - The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who: do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of these screenings, cannot afford to pay for these services, meet income eligibility and age requirements and live in New York State.

CDC Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers - Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. This website will help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow

 

Child Care Aware of America To promote national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children and to provide vision, leadership, and support to community Child Care Resource & Referral.  

 
Child Care Aware Newsletters Subscribe to "Are You Aware?" or visit "Daily Parent" archives

 

Child Health Insurance

 New York State has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus. Depending on your family's income, your child may be eligible to join either Child Health Plus A (formerly Children's Medicaid) or Child Health Plus B. Both Child Health Plus A and B are available through dozens of providers throughout the state. Enrolling in Child Health Plus is easy.


Easter Seals
 - Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. Phone: 1(800)221-6827


Families USA
 - Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.


Mothers & More - Mothers & More offers programs and activities that help to create an extended neighborhood of women with whom members can share concerns, friendship, acceptance and FUN.

National Afterschool Association  The National Afterschool Association mission is to be the leading voice of the after-school profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out of school hours. Phone: 1(800) 617-8242

 

National Association for Family Child Care  NAFCC is dedicated to advocating for the family child care profession by collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations who contribute to the family child care field to increase awareness about and improve the quality of family child care.

 

New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who qualify. Follow this link for county contacts and cancer screening, support and information.
 
New York State Parenting Education Project
NYSPEP is a statewide network of parenting professionals who help parents obtain the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy and happy children in a caring and nurturing environment.  

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
: The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program is designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict in order to foster and promote their children’s healthy adjustment and development.

 

No Child Left Behind  A commitment to ensure that all children receive a high quality education so that no child is left behind. phone: 1(800) USA-LEARN  

 

Office of Children and Family Services The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New York Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only statewide, nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to reach your state's chapter.

The Parent Guide - Starting Life Together: Your Guide for Building a Nurturing, Healthy Relationship with Your Child -- offers key parenting tips, before and after your child arrives, up to age five.

The Parenting Guide focuses on five key parenting behaviors: nurturing, protecting, guiding, communicating and supporting children's curiosity and learning. Expectant mothers can access important advice on exercise, nutrition and other healthy habits during pregnancy. Parents will find information on typical behavior for the age of their child and fun ways to encourage their child's healthy development. Included are valuable resources on safe sleep, use of car seats, breastfeeding and dental care, among others.
 

Zero to Three
   Zero to Three is a leading resource on the first year of life with infants, toddlers and families.phone: 1 (202) 638-1144

 

 

 

 

  

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