Parent Connections

 

Below are some helpful websites. 

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families

 

The Mission of the Department of Children and Families is to improve the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin’s children, youth and families. The Department is committed to protecting children and youth, strengthening families, and supporting communities. You may find DCF licensing regulations, W-2 information, and other child care resources on this website. 

YoungStar

 

YoungStar is a program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of child care for Wisconsin children. On this website you can read how child care centers are rated, as well as search for child care centers in your area. 

healthychildren.org by the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 62,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Here, you'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, our policies and guidelines, our publications and other child health resources, as well as much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation's leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.

 

Walworth County Birth to Three 

 

Birth to Three is an early intervention program for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities. The program serves these children from birth to 36 months of age, and serves both the children and their families. 

 

WIC

 

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children under five years of age healthy and strong.

Wisconsin Immunization Registry Portal

 

The Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) is a computerized internet database application that was developed to record and track immunization dates of Wisconsin children and adults. Here parents can access their child's immunization report and print it. This is a great way to keep your child's file updated at LLL. 

Eyes of Hope

 

The Elkhorn Lions Club is helping Partners in Delivering Care through VSP, the nations's largest provider of eye health benefits, through Vision Care's insurance network. To find out more about Sight for Students, visit this website or call 888-290-4964.

Walworth County Seal-A-Smile Program

 

The program consists of dental education, fluoride varnish application, and dental sealants.The City of Elkhorn does NOT have fluoride in the city water. The goal is for all children to receive dental sealants through their dental providers or through the Seal-a-Smile program.

Elkhorn Area School District

 

This is the school district website. You can access also the Elkhorn Area Schools including the 4K website, as well as Skyward from here. 

EASD Parent Connections with Pattie Woods

 

Reading is always at the heart of "Parent Connections" programming. These programs incorporate stories, rhymes, music, and discoveries. Join Miss Pattie at the Matheson Memorial Library for these opportunities. 

City of Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce

 

The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center website lists information about the City of Elkhorn as well as local attractions, recreation activities, and events. 

Walworth County School Closings

 

This website will list all of the school closings in Walworth County when there is inclement weather. If LLL were to close, we will list the closing on WTMJ4, WSLD, WMYX, WLKJ, WISN, and facebook. It is very rare for LLL to close due to inclement weather. This has only occured once in the last 20 years! However, 4K cancellation occurs whenever the Elkhorn Area School district is closed. Generally, even when the school district closes LLL is still open for child care. 

City of Elkhorn

 

The City Of Elkhorn webpage has information about the city as well as park and recreation information.

Walworth County Fair Grounds

 

This website has general information, rides and attractions, schedule, entertainment, history, FAQs, and related details on this annual event.

National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

 

NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. This website has an abundance of information about early childhood education. 

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA)

 

Quality early care and education is fundamental to creating a better world. WECA works to advance positive change for children by focusing on the professionals who provide child care for well over 70% of Wisconsin's children. This website has a lot of resources for parents and teachers. 

Waisman Center UW-Madison

 

The Waisman Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through: research spanning the biological, behavioral and social sciences; training for students and post-doctoral fellows, providers and the community; service for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; and outreach to the community.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Teaching Sheets

 

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was ranked the 4th Best Hospital in the Nation by Parents Magazine. This website has accurate helpful information about childhood illnesses. 

Choose My Plate

 

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. This website allows you to personalize your diet as well as download tipsheets on how to eat healthier.

Ages & Stages

 

Professionals rely on ASQ for the best developmental and social-emotional screening for children from one month to 5 ½ years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

 

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Zero to Three

 

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Their mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

 

This website has information on licensing and public school resources. 

Learning Through Play

 

This website has many resources supporting the importance of emphasizing experiential learning ("learning through play").  

 

Car Seat Check

 

SeatCheck is a national campaign to help parents properly secure their children in motor vehicles. 

 

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