Family Early Learning Resources


Kendall County

Plano Community Library District, Plano IL

Yorkville Public Library

Sandwich Public Library District

Charles B. Phillips Public Library – Newark

Grundy County

Morris Area Public Library

Fossil Ridge Public Library – Braidwood

Three Rivers Public Library – Minooka/Channahon

Coal City Public Library District

Prairie Creek Library – Dwight

Seneca Public Library

Wilmington Public Library District

White Oak Library District – Crest Hill

Shorewood-Troy Public Library

Literacy/Learning Resources

Book Finder – A database to find appropriate books by age, theme, and type

Get Ready to Read!  – Early learning resources to help develop reading skills before Kindergarten.

PBS Parent  – Resources and tips for raising children.  

Colorin Colorado – A bilingual site for families of English language learners.

Behavior Strategies for Home – Videos, Visuals and Tips on how to support your child at home shared by Kindergarten Transition Specialist U-46 Schools.

Born Learning  – Resource for parents to encourage their child to start learning from birth. Materials for every age to track developmental stages in English and Spanish birth to five years of age.

Center for Effective Parenting  – Informational sheets for parents of toddlers and school-aged children, and parents involved in education.  Resources are available in English and Spanish. 

Center for Parent Information and Resources  – Resources available in English and Spanish for topics including behavior, disability, mental health, parental rights, policy, early intervention, and education.

Child Development Institute – Expert Tips & Advice Articles from experts around topics relevant to families. 

Illinois Early Learning Tip Sheets – Organized by age and subject. Tip sheets about various topics for families available in multiple languages.

Parent Powered – Parent Powered is a FREE researched-based text messaging program for families with kids ages 0-11. Families can expect to receive 3 texts a week with fun facts and tips on ways to help their child learn and grow.

Resources for Early Learning – Activities by topic area for children birth to 33 months.

Talking is Teaching – Resource to encourage development from birth through talking. 

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