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Resources for Parents/Caregivers

Explore Learning Resources

Reliable information from non-profit, research-based sources — for parents.

Backpack Connection

Learning and behavior handouts for parents/teachers.
Click on Backpack Connections.

Family Tools

Tips on challenging behavior and more. Click on Family Articles.

Developmental Timeline

Developmental timeline for ages birth to 5 yrs.

Learn Signs/Milestones

Free materials and tools to track development.


Free science based tips and tools for play and learning.

Sparks Video Series

Browse the Sparks video series for information about child development milestones, parenting challenges (and tips) for ages from birth through 5 years.


Questions about language development? Get information about common learning differences and next steps for support.

Positive Parenting Tips

What to expect at each stage of development in ages birth through teens.

Explore Support Services

Services supporting children and parents

211 Info

Helps Oregon families find and connect to local resources.

Oregon Early Intervention Providers

Who to call when there are concerns for development.

What is Early Intervention?

Learn about services to help young kids meet milestones.

National Parent Helpline

Parents and caregivers can speak to a trained advisor and get support and parenting help.
Call 1-855-427-2736

Think Small

Parent Powered site that uses Text to deliver info to parents.

Online Physical Therapy (PT) Guide - How all children may benefit

This guide describes conditions that may be benefitted by PT, and signs to look for in early childhood.


Support for families entering and navigating special education services in Oregon.

Reachout Oregon

Support for families of children with behavior concerns. Connect by Helpline, live chat, or email.