Parent Involvement -- Policy Council -- Head Start News

Parent Handbook -- Parent Handbook (Spanish) -- Parent Policy Manual -- Parent Policy Manual(Spanish)

A great site for parenting resources: Zero to Three

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Child Behavior

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

Conscious Discipline

Child Development/Education

Helping Your Child Grow (Birth to 3years)

Spanish Language Version

Helping Your Child Grow (3 - 5years)

Spanish Language Version

What can I do about the Acheivment Gap?(Spanish)

ColorinColorado! A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.

Talking is Teaching!

Dr. Jean

Too Small to Fail



Family Literacy

Click here to register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. is home to downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, as well as streaming video, for anyone with a library card from a library belonging to the Tennessee Regional Library System. In order to use this site, parents will need a library card with a participating library and the app Overdrive Media Console. Then they just sign in by picking their public library and using their card number. 

Books in Spanish can also be searched for using the "filter feature". 

Ask your librarian today for information about R.E.A.D.S. and how you can gain access to these FREE materials!!

Another great site for read-along books is

A good interactive ebook site that translates everything to Spanish is Storyplace:

Why should I read to my child for 20 minutes a day?

The Blount County Library

Reading Rockets

The Maynardville Public Library

Tennessee Electronic Library


Language and Early Literacy Activities for Infants and Toddlers

We Give Books

PBS Kids

Curious George




Male Involvement

How to be a good dad.

Strong Fathers


Health and Safety

Family Services

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual campaign to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently developed and released an updated AAP Family Readiness Kit. The purpose of the kit is to assist families to get disaster-ready. Click the link below to download the kit.

Disaster Family Readiness Kit

Safe Kids Worldwide

TENNderCare Information

Healthy Children

Healthier Tennessee Start Small


National Highway Safety Administration (Car seat help)

Important Information About Child Passenger Safety

Consumer Product Safety Commission (recalled products)

Preventing Heatstroke

Please take a moment to read Ray Ray's Story!

Smoking and tobacco use

Household Safety Checklist

Sun Safety

Information about SIDS



Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children


Obesity Facts


Overyweight and Obesity


Picky Eaters


How to handle picky eaters.


10 Tips for Picky Eaters"A safe place to learn and play")

Dental Health

Children's Oral Health

Oral Health News Letter

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles


Baby Center -- an answer to everything, online support groups/birth clubs

TN Department of Human Services

Parents Know Kids Grow

To report abuse:

Child Abuse Reporting




Mental Health and Disabilities

Centers for Disease Control: Learn the Signs. Act Early

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Early Childhood Trauma Resources


School Readiness

Kid Central TN

Parents Know Kids Grow - School Readiness

Attendance Works


Financial Literacy


Free Tax Help and Filing

Balance - Financial Fitness Program

Managing Your Money


Information for Volunteers

Click here for information about volunteering at Douglas Cherokee Head Start / Early Head Start.