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1. Safe to Sleep, information and free resources:

2. Zero to Three parenting resources:

3. ZERO TO THREE® The Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing (English only) A captivating new series of videos that show how adult interactions shape the growth and learning of infants and toddlers. Videos that explore key aspects of early childhood development for use in work with parents and trainees, including:

Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development From Birth
Literacy Skills: The Roots of Reading Start at Birth
Power of Play: Building Skills While Having Fun
Temperament: What Makes Your Child Tick?

4. Parenting Now resources:

5. American Academy of Pediatrics:

6. Autism Speaks:

7. Bright Futures resources:

8. Feelings for Kids/Adults:


10. Printables for kids:

11. First tooth training & resources:

12. Sesame street toolkits, resources for parents/kits including videos:

13. Healthy Children resources:

14. Vroom app (for IPhones): It is from 0-5, and it just gives you a random activity or you can choose. Has categories: Mealtime, Snack time, Bath time, On the Go, At the Store, Bedtime, etc….  You earn badges, and fun videos, and can share your progress or your favorite activities with family and friends (other families). Also comes in English or Spanish! You can add more than one child as well! I believe, so far each are age appropriate.

15. Text 4 Baby Program - a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth and child outcomes (up to the child’s first birthday) among underserved populations via weekly text messages. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby will help women have safe and healthy pregnancies and their children a great start by providing them with the health information they need prenatally through their child’s first year of life. Text4Baby is made possible through a broad, public-private partnership. Founding partners include National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Voxiva, CTIA – The Wireless Foundation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

17. Baby (also has an app)

18. Bay Clinic site with a lot of resources/info:

19. Learning Opportunities for Children Up to Age 4: I see something, what do you see? (Available in English, Spanish, and 11 more languages):

20. Oregon Storytime (English with some Spanish and other languages):

Watch real families in communities across Oregon finding every day, everywhere activities to build literacy skills with their children.

21. Information books for Transition to Kindergarten, Understanding the IEP, etc.

22. Parenting and child development resources, handouts, videos, information, etc.

23. ZERO TO THREE’s Babies on the Homefront is a free, downloadable app designed specifically to support military and veteran parents of young children. The app, made possible by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, provides a toolbox of strategies, including behavior tips, parent-child activities, and parental self-care strategies. The app is available in both English and Spanish.

Babies on the Homefront is a new free mobile app developed by ZERO TO THREE that provides military and veteran parents with the support they need to create meaningful learning opportunities every day. Parents can personalize the app with their baby’s picture and create a photo gallery of their child’s moods. To make the app even more personalized, parents can sort the information by their young child’s age and specify their situation as At Home, Leaving Soon, Deployed, Home Again, a Veteran, or Visiting a Hospital. 

24. Has some videos focusing on early math skills; language and reading; patience and sharing; self-confidence, curiosity, and creativity; social-emotional skills; and getting along with others

25. fun, free math games for parents and their kiddos up to kindergarten

26.  In English and Spanish. Provides videos and text/resources for child development birth – 3 years. Partnership with Sesame Street, Text4Baby, Kaiser Perm., American Academy of Pediatrics, et al.  Free.

27. This is the national, Zero to Three site. See the Topics list

28. This site from Michigan's early intervention system has wonderful parent friendly information on each stage of development up to age 5 yrs

29. To encourage your child’s progress, an easy and fun first step may be to download the Learning Activities ( and and provide opportunities to help him/her practice these skills.

30. ASQ Oregon

31. Early Learning Matters (Shonkoff)

32. University of Oregon Brain Development Lab: Changing Brains: and  (in development) Spanish at: (For children birth through age 2yrs)

33.  Zero to Three Behavior Development (see topics on Sleep, Play, Crying, Temperament and more)(For children 2 years through 5 yrs)

34. Center on Social Emotional Foundations, Vanderbilt University Family Tools

35. Positive Behavior Strategies,Behavior Support, Challenging behavior (prevention and techniques)

36. Positive solutions for families (pdf)  (For children of all ages)

37. From Michigan’s Early Education system. View and/or download Wonder Years free publications


38. Tim Tebow, Quarterback of America's Biggest Storytime, reads Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss:

39. Justin Bieber Reads "The Cat In The Hat" by Dr. Seuss:

40. ZTT Magic of Everyday Moments: Literacy Skills

Brain development

41. Infant Brain Development: the Critical Intervention Point:

42. ZTT Interactive Baby Brain Map:

43. TED Talks: What We Learn Before We’re Born”

44. Serve and Return Interactions:

45. Experiences Build Brain Architecture:

46. ZTT: Magic of Everyday Moments: Brain Wonders. Nurturing Healthy Brain Development From Birth

47. ZTT Magic of Everyday Moments: Power of Play: Building Skills While Having Fun:

48. ZTT Magic of Everyday Moments: Temperament: What Makes Your Child Tick?


49. The Raising of America: Are We Crazy About Our Kids?  Uses return-on-investment economic analysis of funding and policy issues for the early years prenatal to age six.

50. Change the First 5 Years and You Change Everything


52. Heckmann ROI:

53. (has life course perspective)

54. Saving Brains: A Grand Challenge:

55. Building Adult Capacities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change:

56. Brain Hero (Harvard Center on The Developing Child ):   and in Spanish at:

57. In Brief: The Foundations of Lifelong Health: This edition of the InBrief series explains why a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. The brief summarizes findings from The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood, a report co-authored by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs. In English:  and in Spanish at:

58. In Brief: The Science of Early Childhood Development:  This edition of the InBrief series addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society. In English at: and in Spanish at:

59. In Brief: The Impact of Early Childhood Adversity on Children’s Development: This edition of the InBrief series outlines basic concepts from the research on the biology of stress which show that major adversity can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body's stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive environments for children in the earliest years of life can prevent or reverse these conditions, with lifelong consequences for learning, behavior, and health. In English at:  and in Spanish at:

60. The Statistics Lottery: 5 min video considers ways to narrow the learning gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers, why that gap occurs and how to close it.



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