Listed below are links to useful resources about child development, early learning, health and nutrition, parenting techniques and safety.

Consumer Safety

Consumer Safety and Product Recall resource.  Self-funded organization with no affiliations or advertising.  The website is an excellent source or recall information from not only the CPSC, but also the FDA and NHTSA, and present it in an easy to understand format.  Current events and news that impacts consumers as well as several in-depth safety guides can also be found on this site.

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

Provides education and support to families who need help managing food allergies. The website has informational resources, checklist, brochures and action plans for various food allergies.

Wayne County Great Start Collaborative

Michigan initiative to foster school readiness and life success for young children. The website has guides and a quarterly e-magazine that focuses on early learning and care for children in Michigan.


Healthy Children

Family website about the physical, mental, and social health and well-being of children. The website has information on the ages and stages of development, healthy living, safety and prevention and family life.

Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math

Provides standards-based resources to improve the teaching and learning of math for children. The website has activities, lessons, standards and links to make math come alive.

Reggio Emilia Approach Articles and References

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center education program is inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia.  For more information regarding the approaches used, please use the following links:

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): For Families

Helps families make choices and works to improve the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. The website provides signs of a quality program, articles on behavior, learning and development, reading and writing, music, math and more.

Love and Logic: For Parents

Provides simple and practical techniques to help parents raise responsible children, have more fun in their roles and easily change their children’s behavior. The website has free resources on potty training, bedtime struggles, challenging behavior and school success.

Parenting Press: News for Parents

Provides families with practical, nonjudgmental child guidance information. The website has project ideas, book recommendations and downloadable brochures.

PBS Parents: Education

A trusted resource with information on child development and early learning. The website provides articles, tools, resources and activities on reading and language, math, science, going to school and learning with disabilities

Reading Rockets: For Parents

Reading Rockets mission is to teach children to read and to help those who struggle. The website offers blogs, literacy activities, book recommendations, podcasts and more to encourage young readers.

Safely Ever After, Inc.

Innovative, non-fearful safety programs for families. The website has prevention tips, internet safety, resources and links on child safety.

Zero to Three: Early Care & Education

Promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers. The website provides information, training and support for professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

NewMouth Dentistry

Information to keep you educated about pediatric dental care, helpful resources about keeping children's teeth healthy and cared for, and information on how to find treatment.


Early Childhood Education Center

Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC)
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