Parent Resources Center

The parent resources center is an area where you can come and find answers to your many questions. As parents with young children we understand the difficulties that parenting presents.

If you are planning for parenthood, the parent resources is an excellent place to get information about child care. It is also the perfect place to get parenting tips, and parenting advice. When we were planning for our first child, we had so many questions. I guarantee you do or you will have questions just like us. We would like for you to have a place to go to find the answers.

Are you searching for Child Care?

Finding Child Care can be stressful for most parents. We are faced with locating a school either close to home or close to work. We have to find a school that is reasonably within our budget. Finally, we have to find a school where we feel comfortable that our children are safe, treated kindly, and that they are actually learning. We believe the best way to find quality child care is to contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency.

How Do I Choose?

Choosing the right child care center can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. Once you have contacted your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency and received recommendations from that office or you have received information on a school from another referral source, you still need to make a decision. Many parents are concerned with cost and location. When we receive calls at our school for care, these are the first questions that get asked. These are very valid concerns but you will want to dig deeper to make sure the school is a good fit for you and your children. Take a look at this Child Care Checklist developed by Iowa State University. It will give you plenty of things to look for when searching for child care. It will definitely help you to ask the right questions.
Good luck in your search!

Parenting Articles

It does indeed take a village to raise a child. I know for a fact that, as a parent, I do not have all the answers. There are people in our lives that we seek counsel from regularly on the subject of child rearing. If they can't help, then I research my question in hopes of finding someone who understands what I need. Please look for articles here that may help you learn new ideas or answer questions you may have. Please click for Parenting Articles

Family Resources

In the family resources section you will find wonderful websites and articles that are more about general family topics. This site is designed to be a resource for families. Take a look at our Family Resources area.