Parent Resources

Parent Resources

We are very lucky to have a large number of surrounding libraries that are dedicated to helping young children learn and grow. Click on these links to find information about library programs, story times, and reading programs.


Elgin Gail Borden Public Library

Elgin Gail Borden Public Library Rakow Branch

Bartlett Public Library

Streamwood Poplar Creek Public Library District

Schaumburg Township Library Hanover Park  and Hoffman Estates Branch

West Chicago Public Library District

Carol Stream Public Library


Gail Borden Public Library Every Child Ready to Read Video

Video that shares reasons for and ways to help kids get ready for kindergarten starting at birth.


Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets

Click on the link to see a list of all of the tip sheets that are available. Tip sheets cover all areas including health, literacy, mathematics, technology, parenting and fine arts. Tip sheets are available in English, Spanish and Polish. Some are also available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Arabic. 


To search for a specific tip sheet, click here.


Free text messages to help you keep you and your baby healthy. You will get critical health and safety tips timed to your baby's age up until baby's first birthday. They start even before your baby is born!


Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and their Families

Website with a lot of resources and information for families that work with children birth to three.


Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood

Information about what is new in Early Childhood Education in the state of Illinois.

List of simple ideas to do with preschool aged students to help all areas of development.

Helping Your Preschool Child, with activities for children from infancy through age 5.