America’s Literacy Directory – America’s Literacy Directory (ALD) is a web site that allows users to find local literacy providers in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The ALD includes literacy programs for adults, children, and families. You can also search the ALD for volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood.

Brighter Beginnings – Brighter Beginnings is offered by WDMCS Community Education to families who live within the West Des Moines Community School District boundaries. Their goal is to make the world brighter for parents and children by providing fun early childhood family learning, so parents can be their child’s most influential teacher.

Center for Early Literacy Learning – CELL is dedicated to early literacy learning, identifying and developing evidence-based literacy learning practices, and they also focus on young children with developmental delays or diagnosed disabilities.

NAEYC – The National Association for the Education of Young Children advocates for quality early childhood education. Their Learning and Development pages contain many practical articles for parents and caregivers on how to focus on learning and literacy with your child at home.

National Literacy Directory – The NLD is designed to help individuals find local literacy and education programs and GED testing centers in their areas. The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States. Another component of the directory is a toll-free number that individuals can call to get a local program referral.

National Literacy Trust – The National Literacy Trust is a UK based independent charity that transforms lives through literacy by supporting those who struggle with literacy and the people who work with them.

Partners in Care: Fussy Baby Network – Partners in Care is an extension of the Erikson Institute and is dedicated to offering information about why some babies are fussy and tools for helping to soothe baby. It also offers information about how to help baby develop sleep patterns and how to avoid over stimulating your baby so that he/she will be less likely to become fussy. Although originally intended for outside caregivers, the information provided will be of benefit to anyone who has a fussy baby.

PBS.org – The PBS site definitely revolves around its children’s programming, but it has some great literacy resources including book lists, reading tips, a book finder, and child development information. You’ll also be able to find activities to do (on and offline).

Reading is Fundamental – RIF’s goal is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Reading Rockets – Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Signing Savvy – Signing Savvy LLC focuses on creating cutting-edge, easy-to-use sign language learning tools. The founders of Signing Savvy include educators, interactive media designers, and sign language experts representing over 40 years of experience in sign language education.

Zero to Three – Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Their mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.