Resources for Parents

Virginia

Engineering Education Service Center: Summer camp directory, listed by state, of summer Engineering programs for K-12 students.

RVA Stem: A listing of STEM afterschool and summer camp programs throughout Virginia.

SOHO Center: parent education-related services and materials.

Virginia Health Information Website: 24/7 source for reliable, non-commercial health, safety, and nutrition resources and information - to help children of all ages, parents, and grandparents.  

Virginia Department of Education: to help parents and families stay involved in education, we want to share with you a few simple ways to stay engaged.

Virginia Parent Resource Centers: linking families, schools and communities.

Virginia PTA: is focused on three primary objectives; parent education, parent involvement and advocacy. They provide relevant, meaningful resources to help achieve those goals.

Virginia STEAM Academy: Offers a week long summer program, to provide 5th-7th grade students an intensive look at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and leadership development.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): provides year-round supplemental federal funding to eligible child care, family day care, Headstart, at-risk after school care, emergency shelter and adult care centers. This funding is used to provide nutritious meals and snacks to lower income participants in these care programs.

National

 

National Summer Learning Association: children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Create or find quality summer learning opportunities so your child doesn’t lose the skills he worked hard to learn in school.

National Children's Literacy Website: gives parents and grandparents easy-to-understand, easy-to use tips to help children love reading and learn to read well.  Find out how to select children's books, increase children's attention spans, make use of free library programs, and help promote children's literacy, school readiness, and school success.

PBS Parents: parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.

NASA Space Place: explore, do, play.

SchoolQuest: easy school transitions for all military families.

Read, Think, Write: resources for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading or to encourage your teen to write.

Scholastic: helps parents with finding the right afterschool program for your child.

The Animal Winner Family Board Game: it’s challenging, educational and most importantly, its fun for all ages!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: online destination that provides resources to help parents and caregivers build young people's money skills.