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Family Pages Newsletter

The Family Pages newsletter includes information on child development, upcoming children's events, parent workshops, child care issues, recalls, recipes, activity ideas and more!

Our free Family Pages newsletter is published quarterly and can be viewed by clicking on the issues below.

Parent Tip Sheets

  • Federal and State tax credits can help offset the cost of child care and other expenses for families! Click here to learn more.
  • What do children learn while playing with play dough?  Click here for more information and the recipe for Hot Cocoa Play Dough!
  • Basic Homemade Play Dough recipe and Play Dough Props
  • According to the American Dental Association (ADA) baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear--which is typically around 6 months.  The good news is that tooth decay is preventable!  Click here to view these tips from the ADA on taking good care of your child's baby teeth.  Visit for more information on dental care for children.

Parenting Education Opportunities

**Parenting Education Needs Survey**
Use the Parenting Education Needs Survey to let the Child Care Resource & Referral know what parenting education topics you are interested in, what type of parenting education you prefer and what days and times work best for you. Click here to compete the survey. If you have any questions or would like more information please call 607-746-1620 or toll free at 877-746-2279 or email at

Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Delaware County
Click here to find out more information on free home-based Nutrition Education Programs for income eligible families, the Breastfeeding Healthy Babies program and the Nutrition and Parenting Skills Workshop. You can also contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County at 607-865-6531 or by email at

Parenting Resource Center/The Family Services Association
277 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
To learn more about Family Service Association click here or call 607-432-2870 or visit To see the March/April 2016 Parent Workshop schedule click here.

Family Resource Network
46 Oneida St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Serving Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Click here to find upcoming events, training opportunities, newsletter, support group and additional resources.

The Hancock Community Children's Center
316 W. Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783
A free drop-in center for parents and caregivers and their children ages 0-3. To learn more about the Hancock Children's Center click here or visit

Additional Resources

-Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Click here to find recall announcements or to join the recall notification list.

-Early Care and Learning Council
The Early Care & Learning Council has been working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York's families since 1975.  Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, the support of the Early Care & Learning Council includes wide representation from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations, and other idividuals! Visit the Early Care & Learning Council's website by clicking here.

-Let's Move Parents
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.  Let’s Move! provides helpful information and steps you can take that make a real difference and help build healthy habits for life.
Click here to visit Let's Move Parents. Click here for Spanish materials.

-Child Care Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA)
Click here to check out the parent-focused programs, initiatives, and resources Child Care Aware of America has available for you.

-New York State Department of Health
Click on the links to find Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations, Lead Poisoning Prevention and  Seasonal Flu Information. This website offers information in Spanish.

-National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like?

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Click on this here to find information on healthy development, milestones, screening and positive parenting tips.  

-New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Click here to learn more on how to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and other tips to keep baby safe.

-NYS Family Resources
Website designed to help families locate high-quality resources available on-line, in local libraries or by purshase at various stores.  Visit NYS Family Resource by clicking here.

-OWL-Oneonta World of Learning
Click here to find out more information about OWL, upcoming events, contact information or to join their mailing list.

-Prevent Child Abuse New York: Prevention and Parent Helpline
For information about child abuse, parenting and family issues, or the child protective system call the Prevention & Parent Helpline toll free at 1-800-CHILDREN or visit their website by clicking here. Parent Tip sheets are available in english or spanish.

-State and Local Child Care Licensing/Registration offices:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
For contact information click here

Office of Children and Family Services
Click here for website (Spanish web pages click here), contact information and Frequently Asked Questions

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. Click here to visit ZERO TO THREE and check out the Baby Brain Map.

Parenting Podcast Series:
Click here to visit the Zero To Three website and listen to or download the podcasts.  Topics inlcude helping a baby learn to sleep through the night; dealing with a picky eater; and learning to set limits on children's behavior. Pocasts are available in english and spanish.

Visit the Community Resource Directory by clicking here