Resources for Parents

Below, find some helpful links for parents.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Childcare Network
Child Care Network’s mission is to promote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy and family support.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

Crib Information Center
The CPSC website provides valuable information on safe sleep practices and creating a safe sleep environment for babies and toddlers.

Everyday Learning Opportunities through Born Learning
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Food and Nutritional Information
The United States Department of Agriculture website provides a wealth of information pertaining to food quality, safety and nutritional values.

Healthy Child Healthy World
As parents, we do whatever is necessary to prevent harm to our children. Yet, there are many invisible risks that are difficult to identify and prevent. We are here to help. Here’s how: we empower parents, promote solutions and influence policy.

HealthyChildren.org
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Lead Poisoning Prevention
MDCH Department of Community Health provides valuable information on lead poisoning prevention and tips to create healthy homes.

Michigan Department of Education
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Education and Family Services, is pleased to share a resource for parents of children entering kindergarten. The resource is a culmination of many offices within MDE working together to develop Parent Guides, a series of tip sheets which highlight a variety of questions parents may have when their children are entering kindergarten.

Michigan’s MIChild Insurance
MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan’s working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is the nation’s leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth through age eight.

Radon Testing
The Michigan Indoor Radon Program is a non-regulatory program. It’s purpose is to increase awareness of the health risk associated with exposure to elevated indoor radon levels, to encourage testing for radon, and to also encourage citizens to take action to reduce their exposure once elevated radon levels are found.