Family & Consumer Sciences
Ag Science Building, Room 62
606 South Rayburn St
751 Campus Drive
Mary Hall "Niccolls" building
Main office room 103
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3183
Moscow, ID 83844-3183
phone: (208) 885-6546
fax: (208) 885-5751
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277
phone: (208) 667-2588
toll free: (888) 208-2268
fax: (208) 664-1272
Resources for Families
Take Time—Literacy: Research has shown that parents are central to school readiness for children. These three handouts offer tips on early literacy for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Navigating Work and Family: Today’s parents are generally employed, meeting the needs of their family in the context of a working day. Navigating Work and Family addresses ten different common dilemmas for working parents.
Just in Time Parenting Newsletter: We know how important the early years are for children, and want to be the best parents we can be for them. The Just in Time Parenting Newsletter www.extension.org/parenting is for parents of children from prenatal to five years, arriving by e-mail monthly or bi-monthly with information that matches your child’s age—Just in Time!
Resources for Family-Life Professionals
The Parent Connection: This curriculum includes twelve lesson plans designed especially for group meetings for parents of young children (birth – five years). Each lesson employs experiential learning strategies to introduced parents to concepts and activities for their children.
Parenting Apart: Children benefit when they have an ongoing relationship with both of their parents, even though they may live in separate households. This curriculum helps parents think through co-parenting strategies that will work for them as they build a positive future for their children.
University of Idaho Survey of Parenting Practice: This evaluation tool was developed for Parents as Teachers programs to assess the learning experienced by parents in the program. The easy-to-use format yields information about changes in parent knowledge, ability, confidence, and behavior.
Early Math Skills—Building Blocks for the Future: This white paper reviews research on emergent math as a key element of school readiness.
Current Research in Family Issues: This is an ever-growing review of recent research findings on child development and family life.