The websites below provide child development and parenting information, reading help, and guidance with media choices. The Library also offers regular Parent Workshops that can be found on our event calendar. Many of these workshops have been recorded and are available to view on the Library's YouTube Channel.

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This site will help get your child on the right pathway by providing information by age and topics of development as well as pediatric services.
Learn child development basics, developmental monitoring and screening, positive parenting tips, and so much more.
Reading Rockets offers many reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.
Reading with a child is SO important—get reading tips and activities to make the most out of your daily reading time.
Discover resources that help kids and parents with health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.
Look here for information and resources to help you determine the best type of care for your child and support for your family.
Explore topics and resources to help you understand and promote your children’s growth and development.
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Find resources, tips and ideas for reading, writing, music, math, and more! Find childcare/preschool information.
This statewide resource provides information, support and education for families of children with disabilities.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. Ratings and reviews are provided for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.

The following are local agencies providing services and support for parents and young children.

Early On® Oakland serves families of children from birth to three years who have a health condition or a developmental delay. If that little voice inside your head is telling you that something isn't "quite right" with your baby or toddler, don't wait to reach out for help. Put your mind at ease, and give your child the help he or she may need! For free information and resources about your child's development, call (248) 209-2084 or toll-free at (866) 456-2084.
Call or text (844) 456-5437 for parenting support, developmental screening, free preschool, home visitation, child care, parenting groups, and SO much more! Help Me Grow is part of the Great Start Collaborative, which strives to support healthy children who are ready to succeed in school.
The Oakland County Health Division’s Children and Families Services include: Children’s Special Heath Care Services, Community Nursing, Hearing Testing, Immunizations, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Nurturing Parenting Program, Nutrition Services, Vision Testing and WIC. Call (888) 350-0900 for information. The Nurse on Call hotline offers information about health and related resources. Calls are answered Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (800) 848-5533.
Farmington Public Schools’ Early Childhood Center provides a well-designed physical environment, highly qualified staff, and appropriate curriculum to create a unique world to nurture and challenge your young child. They offer free and tuition-based programs. For more information, call (248) 489-3808.
C.A.R.E.S. offers needed support in the areas of food, job education and training as well as access to other community and county support services – all on one campus. For food pantry information, call (248) 474-8231. For other information, call the Administrative office (248) 882-7800.
Oakland Family Services provides early childhood programming including Early On, Parents as Teachers, Early Learning Communities and Children’s Learning Centers in Pontiac and Walled Lake. For more information, call the main facility in Pontiac at (877) 742-8264.
The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) provides a variety of early childhood programs (Early Head Start, Head Start, GSRP, WIC) that offers support, education and help to children and their families. Call (248) 209-2600 for the Oakland County Central Office or (517) 546-8500 for the Livingston County office.
Farmington Youth Assistance (FYA) provides confidential, short-term counseling/casework and referral services for students under the age of 17. Any family that resides within the Farmington Public School District is eligible to receive services. Call (248) 489-3434 or email for information.
Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults, and families in crisis--helping people move from crisis to hope. They provide resource and crisis helpline/text/chat and in person care. Call (800) 231-1127 to speak with a professionally trained Helpline volunteer.
For advice on possible poisoning, toxic substance or any other environmental hazard emergency, call (800) 222-1222, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.