Resources for Families & Community

California Department of Education (CDE) Resources

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Resources

California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth.  We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by sharing the below information with your contacts and placing the logo on relevant websites: 

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit:

Curriculum Resources

Wide Open School

Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

SEiS Sign (English)

SEiS Sign (Español)

CDC Parenting Videos

Online Speech and Language Resources

  • Saltillo AAC Language Lab – for Free content such as: lesson plans, activities & resources.
  • Free Printable Social Story, from Conscious Discipline: Why I Can’t I go to School?
  • is a website that has a number of online stories and interactive activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents. A book list that corresponds with each theme is also offered.
  • Between the LionsThis website corresponds to PBSkids television show of the same name. It offers many language and literacy activities for preschool and elementary-aged children. It includes stories to view and listen to, many vocabulary activities, video clips from the show and information for parents and teachers.
  • FunBrain.comThis website offers a number of free online games for kids. Games touch upon a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun! Check out Plural Girls, Grammar Gorillas or click on the reading tab for some great language activities.
  •’s Family Playground is a great website for preschool and school-age children and their parents. This website includes a variety of games and activities for children related to popular characters and children’s books such as Clifford, Magic School Bus, Walter Wick, and I Spy.
  • Articulation Games (by Tracy Gefroh Boyd)This is a great site where children plan a variety of games to practice r’s, s’s, l’s, sh’s and ch’s.
  • The Tongue Twister Database A fun collection of tongue twisters to practice speech sounds and giggle at the same time!
  • Core First pageset for Compass - Tobii Dynavox: The Core First pageset allows the user to start where their skills are and then encourages a systematic progression of skills.
  • AAC Language Lab: The AAC Language Lab offers real-life solutions in support of language development. Explore language stages and interactive materials designed for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Educators and Parents.
  • Boom Cards: The Boom Cards are self-grading exercises that are gamified for students and provide the data teachers want.

Movement breaks for kids at home

Reading Story Books to Kids
(Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books)

Attention and Focusing
Mazes for all age Kids: (helps with attention and focusing)


CPIR stands for the Center for Parent Information and Resources. CPIR has three main objectives:

  • to provide PTIs and CPRCs with products and materials to support their work with families;
  • to increase Parent Centers’ knowledge and capacity in specific domains; and
  • to increase the coordination of parent training efforts throughout the network.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Early Intervention

    This is the “Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning” website. There is a tab for teachers/caregivers where training modules can be found for Infant/Toddler and Preschool teachers along with Pre-K and Infant-Toddler Parent Modules for those agencies working with parents as well.
    This is “The  National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder” website. Resources and modules are available in the following areas: The National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP), Evidence-Based Practice briefs, and ASD Toddler Initiative Online Learning Modules.
    This is the “CONNECT Modules/CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge” website. Modules available in the following areas: Embedded Interventions, Transition, Communication for Collaboration, Family-Professional Partnerships, Assistive Technology, Dialogic Reading Practices, and Tiered Interventions.
    “Seeds of Partnership” website. Under the Professional Learning tab, the following information/resources can be found: Family Engagement Part B and C; Preschool Least Restrictive Environment Part B; Suspension Expulsions in EC Settings Part B; High Quality Early Learning Environment; Preschool Planning tool and general resources.
    The “Autism Focused Intervention and Resources Modules” website has an assortment of evidence-based practices modules. Over 25+ modules to choose from.
    Desired Results Access Project website. Information, videos, toolbox, guidance, etc., can be found under the ‘teachers/service providers’ tab. Modules can also be accessed by clicking on the ‘Learning Center’ tab.
    California Early Childhood Online website includes modules on the DRDP, Preschool Learning Foundations, Healthy & Active Preschoolers, Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings and many more.
    Zero to Three website includes a collection of the highest trending resources for parents.
    Center on the Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning has Parent Training Modules under their resources for families
    Every day I Learn Through Play! Activities to do with your infant or toddler (Handout)
    Pathways website includes activities, milestones and games for children based on their age

The IEP Process Telenovela

La Sopa de la Abuela (Grandma’s Soup)

This series was designed by Arlington Public Schools to support the engagement of families in the special education process, share information, encourage advocacy skills, and foster collaborative home-school partnerships which positively impact student success. Created by a design team that included family and staff members, we hope you’ll join us for the journey of one family as they navigate their emotions, learn about special education, and make decisions.