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Updated: December 17, 2004

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Field Notes: There are many good sites providing Holiday safety tips for parents. Here are two good ones, 14 Holiday Safety Tips for Kids from Medical News Today, and Holiday Safety from the University of Virginia Health System.

Also take a look at this Sledding and Winter Sports Safety site from the University of Michigan Health System.


Wisconsin Trail Mix
Did you know about these Wisconsin web sites?

The Wisconsin Parents Association
A grassroots organization that provides information about homeschooling in Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living Programs
Age-paced newsletters Parenting The First Year and Parenting the 2nd & 3rd Years. Parenting The First Year newsletters are available in either English or Spanish.

Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Network
The 17 CCR&R agencies in Wisconsin manage a database of the existing child care providers and programs in every county in Wisconsin. They also serve as a reference site for parents, child care providers and employers in their search for child care referrals and general information about child care.

DPI Parent's Page
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides a list of articles developed for parents, educators or the general public on wide range of topics including early childhood education, employment of students, English as a Second Language, and much more.

Wisconsin Council On Children And Families
Information from a variety of ongoing projects including W-2 Watch (Wisconsin's Welfare Reform), Wisconsin Budget Project, and Great Beginnings (an early childhood brain development initiative); and publications like the WisKids Count Data Books and Juvenile Justice Pipeline.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Office of Child Care has information on choosing child care, child care licensing, and child support.

Wisconsin Families On-Line
Sponsored by The Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, this side provides information and support for families with children who have disabilities.

Parenthood In America
The proceedings of a national conference on parenting which was held in Madison, Wisconsin April 19-21, 1998.

Bright Beginnings and Family-Community-School Partnership
Parenting and education information from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Especially useful for parents of children enrolled in public education, or about to be enrolled.

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