The Parent Resource Room is open to families with children enrolled in either program site. The room is equipped with a meeting table, printer and workstation and houses our parent lending library. Our Parent Lending Library offers a continually growing library of books, magazines and dvds related to infant and child evelopment. The Lending Library is located in the Suttles Center. Check out our library for books with ideas on preschool and toddler activities, financial planning, behavior disorders and many more.
Our library policy allows you to check books and materials out free of charge. Please check with the Resource Coordinator to check out materials. We simply require that you return the materials by the due date, located in the back of the book. Books not returned by the due date are charged a $.05 per day late fee. Fees must be paid in cash on the date the materials are returned to the library.
Language and Literarcy
- One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Preschool Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language.
- Literacies in Early Childhood: Changing Views, Challenging Practice.
- Simple Signing with Young Children: A Guide for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers.
- The Infant/Toddler Photo Activity Library: An Essential Literacy Tool.
- The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-Centered Approach to Early Education.
- The Autism Encyclopedia.
- Mental Health Consultation in Child Care: Transforming Relationships Among Directors, Staff and Families.
- Brothers and Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families.
- Early Start for Young Children with Autism/PDD Practical Interventions.
- Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism.
- Making Sense of Autism: The Authoritative Guide for Non-Experts.
- Pathways to Competence for Young Children. A Parenting Program.
- Charting the Bumpy Road of Coparenthood: Understanding the Challenges of Family Life.
- Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: A Practical Guide to Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior.
- See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers.
- Parenting Young Children with Love, Encouragement, and Limits.
- Parents are Teachers: A Child Management Program.
- Child Development: A Practitioner’s Guide. 2nd Edition.
- The Temperament Perspective: Working with Children’s Behavioral Styles.
- Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nightime Training.
- Behavior Guidance for Infants and Toddlers.
- Living with Children: New Methods for Parents and Teachers.
- To Spank or Not To Spank: A Parents’ Handbook.
- The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.
- The Rethink Method: Anger Management for Parents (VHS)
- Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific!
- Raising a Nonviolent Child.
- Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.
- Parenting Your 1- to 4- Year-Old (Parent’s Workbook).
- Games to Play with Toddlers.
- Jackie Silberg. Games to Play with Two Year Olds.
- Pam Schiller. Creating Readers.
- Global Art: Activities, Projects and Inventions from Around the World.
- Jackie Silberg. Games to Play with Babies. 3rd Edition.
- 300 Three Minute Games: Quick and Easy Activities for 2-5 Year Olds.
- 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos: Simple Games to Promote Early Brain Development.
- Making Toys for Preschool Children: Using Ordinary Stuff for Extraordinary Play.
- Making Toys for Infants and Toddlers.
- Quick and Easy Activities for 3-6 Year Olds
- “Help! There’s a Toddler in My House!”: Fun, Easy Activities for Every Room of Your Home.
- Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities
- Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids.
- Gerald R. Patterson. Families: Applications of Social Learning to Family Life
- Cultural Diversity and Social Skills Instruction: Understanding Ethnic and Gender Differences.
- Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders and Treatment.
- Circles in the Nursery: Practicing Multicultural Family Therapy.
- Touchpoints: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Physical, Emotional, and Behavior Development. (DVD)
- Learning Happens: 30 Video Vignettes of Babies and Toddlers Learning School Readiness Skills Through Everyday Interactions. (DVD)
- Learning and Growing Together with Families Video Package. (VHS)
- The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other.
- I’m Three Years Old! By me: Everything Your Three-Year-Old Wants You to Know About Parenting.
- Your Child at Play: Birth to One Year. Discovering the senses and learning about the world.
- By the Ages: Behavior and Development of Children Pre-Birth through Eight
The Child Development Program is reactivating the parent committee at each of it's centers. We encourage parents to join one of the following subcommittees: Communications, Community Involvement, Fund Raising, Social Events and Staff Appreciation.
Room representatives provide a connection between the parents and your child's classroom staff. Being a room representative is a great way to get to know other parents, as well as get to know your child's teachers. As a room representative you may be in charge of coordinating activities in honor your child's classroom teachers, requesting volunteers for the classroom and much more. We appreciate assistance from volunteers and parents. See your child's lead teacher for more information on how to become a room representative.
The Child Development Program's childcare centers are nut free facilites. In order to ensure that our children are not exposed to nut products or those produced in a nut facilty when planning a birthday celebration we encourage you to remember to check ingredients and make sure that anything you bring in is nut free. A suggested snack list is available in your child's classroom. In order to ensure that the classrooms staff has time to prepare please give one week's advance notice. Also, we encourage parents to plan birthday celebrations during afternoon snack.