For Parents & Providers

For New Parents
Brain Development
Breastfeeding Promotion WIC
Bottle Feeding
Postpartum Depression
Safety & Poison Control
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Car Seat Installation 
How to Install a Car Seat
Child Safety Laws by State
Child Care & Preschool (Early Education)
Child Care Laws California 
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children (birth-age 8) with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local affiliates and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. A major part of NAEYC’s efforts to improve early childhood education is through different systems of accreditation for programs that are committed to meeting national standards of quality
NAEYC Acredited Program Search
By Zip Code. Since 1985, NAEYC’s national, voluntary accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs and helped families identify high-quality programs for their young children
Montessori has two Accrediting Associations AMS and AMI with school search by State
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Exists to connect early childhood educators and advocates together promoting Reggio Emilia inspired education. Includes a school search by state
ACSI Association of Christian Schools International
A Christian education at an ACSI member school will help your child grow spiritually, academically, and culturally. Includes a location search for member schools
Children’s Activities
PBS Kids
Child Development & Health
Healthy Children
A website developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Head Lice

Oral Health

Talaris Institute
A mission of supporting parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children
Zero to Three
A national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development
Child Abuse
Child Abuse and Neglect
To access the reporting phone numbers by State
Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect 
To access the statutes for a specific State or Area
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Planning
Plan & Prepare Your Home, Family & School
General Education, For School & Teen Support
Asthma & Allergies 
A guide designed to help communities across the nation take advantage of what has been learned and accomplished in a bullying research project
A fact sheet for families
California Department of Education
Whether attending Private/Public/Independent or Home School, California’s initiatives are focused on student success and closing achievement gaps
California Youth and Alcohol Abuse
Strategies for parents and schools to take action
Drug Free America
Where families find answers providing a mission  to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction
Eating Disorders
Multicultural Resources 
For Early Childhood Education
Parent Tool Kit 
An application to help parents navigate students journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. Growth charts; academic, physical, health & wellness, social & emotional
Stop Bullying
An all-inclusive website addressing what, who, prevention, response and cyber bullying. A federal government website managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services
Independent & Private Schools
ACSI Association of Christian Schools International 
A Christian education at an ACSI member school will help your child grow spiritually, academically, and culturally including a location search for member schools

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

California Department of Education
Private Schools Frequently Asked Questions
ERB Educational Records Bureau is a global not-for-profit organization providing admission and achievement assessment as well as instructional services for PreK – Grade 12
Financial Aid SSS by NAIS
A nonprofit financial aid services provider
Financial Aid School Tuition
FAST Scholarship search provider
National Association of Independent Schools
Parochial Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges  (WASC)
What are Independent Schools? 
Low Income Resources 
Insure Kids Now 
The federal government & the states together offer health insurance coverage for children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Women, Infants and Children 
WIC Nutrition Program provides nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social service
Media & Internet Safety
Common Sense Media 
Provides trustworthy information, education, and tools to help parents choose the media their children consume
Parenting Todays Kids
Parenting at the intersection of technology and kids
What Your Teen is Doing on Social Media 
Other Parent Resources
General Information-Parenting After Adoption
Transitioning Foster Children to Adoptive Children
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 
Find statistics, links to local resources, and other helpful information
Playground Safety & Physical Education 
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
SHAPE America
Offers a multitude of resources and programs that focus on physical education and physical activity for Early Childhood Education
Special Education 
California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging 
As Parents, Leaders, Teachers and Administrators we all need support and resources to help us guide ourselves, children/students. Provided is a general list of RESOURCES by category. Some of these subjects are directly referenced on this website and others are considered part of general efforts to reinforce our work with children. Resources provided are updated regularly. Inclusion on this list does not necessarially imply recommendation or specialization by Andrea Petsche Education Consulting, LLC or her sponsors, supportors, school affliates, colleagues or clients
Trauma & Bereavement Support 
Aftermath of Violence 
Helping children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting from American Psychological Association 

National Alliance for Grieving Children

National Tragedy
Tips for parents and teachers about how to help children deal with stress caused when there is a national tragedy from National Association of School Psychologists

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Please note**Inclusion on this list does not imply any recommendation by Andrea Petsche Education Consulting, LLC or her sponsors/supporters/clinets or school affiliates. Resource inclusion under each category should not be interpreted as exclusive to early learning or elementary education and should not be considered complete in each category. This resource list is reviewed and updated regularly. If you or your business would like to be added to this list. Please email your request here