Parents and Caregivers


ConnectSafely is an internet safety nonprofit, founded in 2005 by technology journalist Larry Magid (founder of and youth advocate Anne Collier (founder of The Net Safety Collaborative and NetFamilyNews). ConnectSafely provides resources which include “research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy”, as well as “in-depth guides and ‘quick-guides’ for parents, educators, youth and policymakers along with resources for seniors and other adults”.

PBS Kids for Parents

PBS Kids for Parents is an online resource of the Public Broadcasting System, which provides information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years. Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media, and other fields, PBS Kids for Parents provides the answers you need to become your child’s first, best teacher.

Early Childhood Resource Center

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and housed at the Norfolk Public Library, the Early Childhood Resource Center provides a variety of materials, services, and programs to teachers, administrators, students, child care providers, parents, and anyone who works with young children. Professional resource books, parenting books, videos & DVDs, teaching curriculum kits, themed picture books, big books, and many other items are available for borrowing at no charge.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList Plus K-8 is an Ebsco Connect database of over 148,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, providing faceted browsing, book lists, read-alike recommendations, reviews, and curriculum connections for readers from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Neurodiversity and Disability

The following resources are websites to help your children with special needs, compiled by

Caring4OurKids is a resource developed by parents of children on the Autism Spectrum, or with inflammatory conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia. These resources can be useful for all parents, caregivers, and educators, especially those who work with neurodivergent children and children with disabilities.

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