The beginning of a new school year can be a little overwhelming for both parents and children. So having a list of resources at your fingertips is essential to help your family prepare for and deal with the challenges that come with transitioning to a new school or grade level. The U.S. Department of Education compiled a list of online resources for parents, check out the list below.
Selecting the Right School
For information on how your school compares to other schools, visit Great Schools.org.
To meet other parents and caregivers in your school, and for information on academic standards and assessments, join your local school-based parent organization and visit PTA.org.
Student Academic Assistance
If your child is behind or needs extra help, seek out reading and other academic assistance at libraries, neighborhood churches, academic sororities and fraternities, organizations such as your local National Urban League, 100 Black Men, YMCA and YWCA, Mocha Moms, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and area high school and college students who serve as tutors and mentors.
Exercise and Nutrition
Nutrition.gov provides a repository of reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
If your child has a delay or disability, check out the Parent Training and Information Centers.
Language Learning Support
If English is not your home language, the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, helps ensure that English learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically, visit Ed.gov.
Early Childhood Support and Education
For information about early childhood education, visit Early Learning at Ed.gov.
For information about supporting the education of children and youths experiencing homelessness, visit CenterServe.org.
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