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LSR-7 Community Resource Guide

All About Young Children

Information for families on early childhood development.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Born to Learn

Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Child Care Aware


To raise the quality of early child care educational experiences in Missouri by improving child care services through training, education, quality standards, coaching, and business support.

Children’s Trust Fund

Missouri’s Foundation for Child Abuse Prevention

Children’s Mercy Hospital Autism Services Family On-Line Training Services

  • Toilet Training (Part 1 & Part 2)
  • Mealtime Struggles
  • Managing Your Child’s Home and School Programs
  • Managing Problem Behaviors

Coldwater Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Conscious Discipline – I LOVE YOU RITUALS

Conscious Discipline Website for Parents

Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for families.

WEBINARS:  Parent Cliff Notes for the Skills of CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE w/Amy Speidel

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative – How Brains Are Built…The Core Story of Brain Development

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Missouri

Early Childhood – Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Emotionally Healthy Children

The Children’s Project – Developing Emotionally Healthy Children, Families, Schools and Communities

Kids in the House

The ultimate parenting resource.

Launching Young Readers – Reading Rockets

  • Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It’s never too early to begin reading to your child!The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.

LS Cares

Mid-Continent Public Library for Kids

Missouri Family Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

National Center for Parents As Teachers

National Fatherhood Initiative

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization working to
end father absence. Underlying many of society’s most pressing challenges is a lack of
father involvement in their children’s lives.

Pathways Awareness

We provide free, trusted resources so that every parent is fully empowered to support their child’s development, and take advantage of their child’s neuroplasticity at the earliest age.

Postpartum Support

The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.


There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby’s development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.

Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Serving families affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders with expert diagnostics, evidence-based clinical care, groundbreaking research, and compassionate support.

We Give Books – First Book

About We Give Books:

We Give Books has a new home at First Book. The online platform, which features nearly 300 digitally-optimized children’s books, enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of kids in need, simply by reading online.

Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety

Zero to Three Website

About Zero to Three website:

Neuroscientists have documented that our earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made. Research and clinical experience also demonstrate that health and development are directly influenced by the quality of care and experiences a child has with his parents and other adults.

That is why at ZERO TO THREE our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.

We know that as babies, the way we are held, talked to and cared for teaches us about who we are and how we are valued. This profoundly shapes who we will become.

Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter. We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site.

Read to Me Initiative:

Parents who read out loud to their young child enhance the parent-child relationship, prepare their child to learn language, and build early literacy skills. Learn more about our Read to Me initiative.