This list of websites is intended to connect parents with public services, professional recommendations, and free educational materials to aid child development outside of what the library offers. It is a comprehensive set of links to accommodate basic needs.
Health Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization of pediatricians, dedicated to the health of all children
Safety Information from the Children’s Safety Network, Supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tools for Families of Children with Disabilities from the Center for Parent Information and Resources, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, part of the U.S. Department of Education
Support for Parents of Children who are Blind from the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown
Child Care & Preschool accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which promotes high-quality early learning for all young children by connecting practice, policy, and research
Educational Guidance from early literacy to student loans by the U.S. Department of Education
Education Articles about driving academic success from the National Education Association
Homework Help from USA.gov, the official guide to Government Information and Services
Free Educational Media resources for kids and lifelong learners, gathered by Open Culture
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Homeschooling Support from the Massachusetts Home Learning Association, which informs and educates families about the benefits, societal impacts, and unique educational methods of homeschooling
Government Benefits, including food service and health care programs, available to low income families by state
Public Assistance with child welfare from the Administration for Children & Families, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Watertown Social Services Resource Specialist will evaluate your situation and put you in touch with the social services you need. For help, call: 617-744-9585 or visit the town's website for more information.