There is a free-online course entitled Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing. (ABCs stand for antecedents, behaviors, and consequences.) The course is a produced by Yale University and Coursera and is designed to provide concrete tools to help parents with the normal challenges of childrearing. I provide 20+ plus sessions on many different techniques and how they can be used in the home and at school.
A sample session (9-minute on the special way to use praise) is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lK9L8r2U1XE
Please note the course is free by clicking on Audit once into the site for the full course. Audit provides all of the video sessions on the parenting techniques. A payment option is provided and that allows access to quizzes to assess mastery of the sessions and at the end, a certificate that indicates mastery. Coursera has a fee of $49 fee if you want that certificate. Yet, it is important to reiterate that by clicking Audit you receive all the sessions and there is no charge for that at all.
In addition, I have a new website that is designed to help with parenting. The site provides articles, videos, and more to serve as a resource on childrearing topics. The site includes sections for parents and professionals and multiple articles on topics that emerge in parenting (e.g., see Blogs for articles).
SNAP-Fight Lead with Nutrition
Are You Experiencing Homelessness and Need Child Care?
Child Care Subsidy Program Parent Handbook (English)
Child Care Subsidy Program Parent Handbook (Spanish)
NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development
The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
Early Intervention Services
Special Care Policy, Prioritizing Children with Special Needs in Child Care
Ages & Stages Questionnaire-Keep track of your child’s development
Home Visitation Services
Child Care Aware of New Jersey
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care in State of NJ
Child Care Map of Passaic County
Grow NJ Kids
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
SPAN- Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers Association (NJFCCPA)
Save the Children
State Earned Income Tax Credit
Schools Development Authority (SDA) districts, formerly Abbott
The goal of National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment is to ensure that school-age children in families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.
Link to NCASE Resources:
Give your child a great start in life today—and an even better future. Vroom provides tools highlighting the science behind early brain development and empowering parents to turn everyday activities, like bath time and mealtime, into brain building moments for children.
Link to Vroom.com:
Link to #Vroom4TheFuture Partnership program with ChildCare Aware:
Ready4K! to sign up for kindergarten. Text “Ready4K” to 313131. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/standfordreadyk