The University of Idaho Extension serves families throughout the state, bringing information and strategies to meet the challenges they face today. Whether the questions are about balancing work and family, children’s school readiness, or parenting in divorced families, University of Idaho Extension offers resources for parents to reach their family goals.
Resources for Families
: 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.
: 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.