Parent Resources
Parent Resources

Transition to Kindergarten Summer Learning Tool Kit

Check out our variety of resources on parenting topics, including health, nutrition, behavior, brain development, and more.

Health and Nutrition

Find helpful resources on feeding children, food product information, tips for healthy eating habits, and more.

Child Development

Explore useful information on early child development from experts in the field, and find research on a wide range of development topics.


Parenting can be a challenge, but there are resources that can help. These sources are filled with relevant advice and knowledge that parents and caregivers are looking for.

Early Learning Resources

Early childhood is a unique and crucial time for brain development and building a learning foundation. Check out informative resources that can help you help your child learn.

Strengthening Families in Alabama

What is Strengthening Families?

Strengthening Families is a research-based, cost-effective strategy to increase family stability, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect. It builds five protective factors:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Social and emotional competence of children

Alabama is one of many states across the nation participating in Strengthening Families™ (SF). Leaders across many systems serving children and families have helped bring SF to life in Alabama. In 2011, the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) provided a grant to the Alabama Partnership for Children to take over the role as lead agency for this work.

Our goal is to fully engage early childhood providers across Alabama, as well as other service organizations, while impacting parents through our Strengthening Families efforts.

This work is accomplished in partnership with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers. For more information about Strengthening Families, please contact Tish MacInnis by calling toll-free 1-866-711-4025 or emailing

First Class Pre-K Operating Toolkit