Parent Resources

Parent education is an integral part of a child’s early childhood learning experience. Lakeside has a library of resources in the classroom that are available to currently enrolled families. The following are recommended online resources:

Brain Rules for Babies

Love. Talk. Play.Learn why love, talk and play are important to give your child a great start in life and to get ideas for how you can add more love, talk and play into your daily routine with your child.

Talaris Research Institute Produces research dedicated to discovering how children think, feel, and learn.

Parenting Counts is the research-based family of products developed by Talaris Institute to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

Zero to Three Information for parents on the first three years of life from the National Zero to Three organization. http://www.zerotothree

Parent Trust
Parent Trust offers a reliable network of support, education, and leadership for families across the state of Washington

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

Mind in The Making:  The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs — Research-based life skills will help your children reach their fullest potential.

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

National Institute on Media and the Family
The National Institute on Media and the Family works to help parents and communities watch what our kids watch. The National Institute on Media and the Family is the world’s leading and most respected research-based organization on the positive and harmful effects of media on children and youth. The National Institute on Media and the Family is an independent, nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and nonprofit organization that is based on research, education, and advocacy.

The Center for Children with Special Needs
The Center for Children with Special Needs provides information to families and professionals focusing on children who have chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions such as asthma, cancer, autism, or cerebral palsy. The Center was formed in 1998 as a program of Seattle Children’s Hospital The Washington State Department of Health supports the development and maintenance of this website.

Department of Early Learning (DEL) strive to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. Our work focuses on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. We offer information and resources for children’s first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children.  &

DOH Immunization Home Page This site is designed to provide you with reliable resources to help you make informed decisions on the importance of immunizations for: children, adolescents and adults.

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham Public Schools

Bellingham Parks & Rec–

Child Care Resource and Referral Opportunity Council

The Bellingham Families Blog