PreSchool Family encourages lifelong learning for parents and their children. Toward this goal we hope our families and others will take advantage of these resources.
For our parent community, we provide an extensive lending library of books and media related to child development and parenting.
Friends of PreSchool Family
Is a non-profit organization designed to raise funds in support of PreSchool Family. In addition to other support, each spring the organization provides a lecture open to the public. Recent lectures include those from Muffie Waterman, PhD, author of Wired to Listen: What Kids Learn from What We Say, Kristene Geering on the neurological significance of establishing a loving attachment, Sylvia Ford regarding how young minds require creative discipline and Dr. Robert Brooks, a psychologist from Harvard Medical School about how to raise resilient children. Learn more at the Friends of PreSchool Family website.
There is a wealth of research, writing and knowledge related to parenting topics. Through the parent education curriculum at PreSchool Family, instructors help parents focus on topics and practical approaches to common questions specific to the age of their child. In addition, some of the many sources that they have found helpful include:
- https://www.zerotothree.org/ - Zero to Three - Early development and well-being
- https://www.preventiveoz.org/ - Preventive Ounce - To help learn about temperament
- https://www.naeyc.org/ - National Association for the Education of Young Children