Family Resources

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These sites should be useful for families seeking quality information regarding literacy resources, health resources, community resources, and educational resources.

Literacy Resources 

  • http://www.readingrockets.org/ Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
  • http://www.colorincolorado.org/ Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.
  • http://readaloud.org/ Reading aloud is the "single most important activity" parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning.
  • http://www.starfall.com/ Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
  • https://www.brainpop.com/ BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients.
  • http://www.guysread.com/ A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.  Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.
Health Resources

  • http://www.nevada211.org/ Nevada 2-1-1 connects individuals and providers to essential health and human services resources. We can help you find local services you need, such as housing, food, utility assistance, transportation, and childcare. It is a free, confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1, text 898211, or search online.
  • http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/Locations/Nevada Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitors work with low-income young women who are pregnant with their first child, helping these vulnerable young clients achieve healthier pregnancies and births, stronger child development, and a path toward economic self-sufficiency.
  • http://dhhs.nv.gov/ The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) promotes the health and well-being of its residents through the delivery or facilitation of a multitude of essential services to ensure families are strengthened, public health is protected, and individuals achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.
  • https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
  • https://www.nevadahealthcenters.org/services/ronald-mcdonald-care-mobile-dental/ Services provided: Restorative and preventive care, exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, extractions, x-rays, and oral health education. Most dental insurance plans, Medicaid and Nevada Check-up are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance
  • https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. 
  • http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/habits.html If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
  • http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/eat-smart/encourage-kids-to-eat-healthy-food/ We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone.
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Community Resources 


  • http://www.olivecrest.org/nv/ Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family . . . “One Life at a Time.”® 
  • http://www.catholiccharities.com/services/child-family-services/ Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services. Catholic Charities includes 20 diverse programs designed to give help, hope and transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable men, women and children in our southern Nevada community regardless of race, religion, or creed.
  • http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/family-services/Pages/default.aspx Protecting children from abuse and neglect by partnering with our community to build safe, nurturing and stable families, to support family preservation when possible, to provide permanent families for those children who cannot safely return home and to ensure the well-being of children in our care.
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Education Resources 


  • http://gws.ala.org/ Great Websites for Kids, notable websites link from the American Library Association.  Coming soon, it will become Notable Children’s Digital Media, which will include ALL forms of digital media, not just websites.
  • http://faces.ccsd.net/ Parents and family provide the primary educational environment for children; Students thrive when their families, are engaged in helping them learn.  Family engagement is a partnership recognizing the collaboration between family, school, and community to make sure every single student succeeds.
  • http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/IDEA/Early_Intervention_Programs/ The Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) System provides services to children birth until three with developmental delay or disabilities, and their families.  If you are concerned about your child's development, the first step is to have your child referred for evaluation, which looks at his or her basic skills. This evaluation is free of charge.  You can refer your child directly or you can have your child's physician or another professional make the referral for you.  You will be assigned a service coordinator who will help you through the process.
  • http://ccsd.net/divisions/student-support-services-division/child-find The Child Find Project is a Clark County School District service designed to identify and evaluate the educational needs of children ages 3 through 21 suspected of having a disability or delay and not currently enrolled in the District. Parents or guardians may initiate a free evaluation of their child by calling the Child Find Project office.
  • http://nvpep.org/ To increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities,including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.
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