421 Ashland Avenue Chicago Hts., Ill 60411
Ph: (708)754-5147 Fax: 708-754-5427

Parenting Links

Illinois Department of Human Services - DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs. Providing a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient. Cash, Food, Child Care, Housing, Health & Medical, Pregnancy & Parenting, etc...

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services - On this web site you will find timely information about Child Protection, Foster Care, Adoption, Day Care licensing and other services provided by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

National Child Care Information Center -The NCCIC is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that provides a wealth of early care and education information.

National Child Care Association -The NCCA is active in national childcare issues and works in Washington to balance the quality, affordability, and availability of licensed, private childcare and education programs.

National Association for the Education of Young Children -NAEYC administers an accreditation system to improve the quality of education and care provided in programs for young children. Its Web site provides information for families concerning early childhood development and childcare issues.

Administration for Children and Families -The ACF is a federal agency that funds state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, childcare, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

Almanac of Policy Issues: Child Care Issues -The Almanac offers background information, archived documents, and links on childcare issues in the U.S.

National Network for Child Care -NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities to share knowledge about children and childcare. The site offers over 1000 publications and childcare resources, an e-mail discussion group, a quarterly newsletter, and more.

National After School Association -The NAA is a professional association dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. Its site offers publications, articles, and numerous other resources for parents.

HealthyKids.com -The companion Web site to the magazine. It provides expert advice on health and safety, food and nutrition, family issues, enriching activities, recipes, and more.

Healthy Child -This informative Web site features hundreds of reliable, in-depth articles, resources, and quality information about natural, holistic parenting plus carefully selected natural, non-toxic products for keeping your babies and kids safe and healthy.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care -The NRC Web site offers links to a variety of childcare resources, state licensing agencies, and guides to choosing a childcare program.

Child Help - Contains information about child abuse prevention and treatment, and a method to report suspected abuse cases in the US. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.