The Vroom app is a great, everyday tool for parents of young children. Check out www.joinvroom.org to get the free Vroom smartphone app and find the 1,000+ brain-building activities.
Get support through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year with FREE text messages. Topics include prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more! Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to get free text messages three times per week. Text4Baby also has an app available on iTunes and Google Play. Visit www.text4baby.org for information.
New parenting app – Let’s Play! Is a free app from Zero to Three. It includes fun activities to support a young child’s early learning. You can also take photos and share your activities on social media. Go to https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/380-let-s-play-free-parenting-app for information. App is available on iTunes and Google Play.
MD 4Kids app helps parents make decisions on their child’s health needs. Available on the app is pictures of symptoms and first aid care. Information on home care of illnesses is also on the app. Go to http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/patients-families/health-information/md4kids/index.cfm. App is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Food Hero – Food Hero will become your family’s ‘go to’ site for everything food. Within Food Hero lives healthy and tasty recipes, meal ideas, budgeting, shopping, and many more cooking tips and tools, plus ways to connect with other Food Heroes.
The Vroom app is a great, everyday tool for parents of young children. Check out www.joinvroom.org to find the 1,000+ brain-building activities.
211 info helps families find resources in their community. You can get help finding housing, food, and more! How do you access 211info? Dial 211 toll free. You can also TEXT your zip code to 898211, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 211info.org.
Looking for Child Care? Child care referrals are made via 211info. You can visit 211info.org to search for a child care provider in your area.
Do you want to learn more about your child’s development? Parents or caregivers can use the ASQ forms to check the general development and social-emotional ability of a child ages birth to 6 years old. The results help determines if a child’s development is on schedule. Information and forms found here – http://www.asqoregon.com/
MD 4Kids app helps parents make decisions on their child’s health needs. Available on the app is pictures of symptoms and first aid care. Information on home care of illnesses is also available. Go to http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/patients-families/health-information/md4kids/index.cfm and follow links to check symptoms and access dosage charts.
Take Root Parenting Hub offers classes, workshops and tools for parents. You can learn ways to provide guidance and discipline that works. Other classes help you to enjoy the huge task of parenting. A list of upcoming classes and workshops can be found here – http://www.douglasesd.k12.or.us/parents/parent-education/events
Looking for high quality child care? Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a program that raises the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs. Go to http://triwou.org/projects/qris/families to learn more and to find child care in your area.
Child care referrals are made via 211info. You can visit 211info.org to search for a child care provider in your area. You can also dial 211 toll free, TEXT your zip code to 898211, or email email@example.com.
Roseburg Public Library – Main branch located at 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, OR.
Klamath County Library Service District – The Klamath County Library system consists of a Main branch in Klamath Falls and branches located in Bly, Bonanza, Chemult, Chiloquin, Gilchrist, Keno, Malin, Merrill, South Suburbs, Sprague River, and the Klamath Basin Senior Center.
Lake County Libraries – The Lake County Library District consists of the Main Library in Lakeview, and branches in Paisley, Christmas Valley and Silver Lake. The Lake County Libraries provide free public library services to all residents living within Lake County
Is your child 3-5 years of age? Go here to find 10 ways to get Ready for Kindergarten! http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/pdfs/waystogetready/getready.pdf
An organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Visit https://www.zerotothree.org/ for more information.
Kindergarten Readiness Resources for Families
- Kindergarten Assessment – Oregon Department of Education
- Tips for Parents of Preschoolers (English)
- Tips for Parents of Preschoolers (Spanish)
- PBS Parents – information about child development, fun and games, food and fitness, etc.
- Things for parents to know about the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (English)
- Things for parents to know about the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment (Spanish)
- Early Works – Yoncalla on the Children’s Institute Website
- Scholastic for Parents
- Data from Oregon Kindergarten Assessment and RPS early learning programs (Image)
- Kindergarten Readiness – Douglas and Lake Counties (PDF)