Parenting Resources :

Recommended Parenting Books Here is a list of the most commonly requested topics that link directly to our library's catalog.

SuffolkWeb for Parents Offers a vast list of Internet Sources on many parenting issues and topics.

FamilyEducation.Com Parenting advice, child development and family reference.


Health & Safety:

KidsHealth Offers parents information and articles about various health topics.

Car Seat Safety EAC (Education & Assistance Corp) offers a Safe Start Program to promote safety of all children in motor vehicles. To schedule a car seat inspection, call (631) 648-7100 ext 210

Safe Kids USA On this site, you will find the top tips every parent needs to keep kids safe.

Water Safety - The Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force provides valuable information to educate parents and caregivers about proper water safety. Teach your child about Internet safety.

GetNetWise Offers valuable information about keeping kids safe online.

Kids-In-Mind Helps you monitor and choose movies for your kids.

Center for Disease Control A great reference for health topics.

Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse This site provides information that leads to positive action in advance of an emergency.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Website of the Federal Agency that regulates safety. Features include product recalls, an extensive library, links to other sites and a means to report unsafe products.

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Three Village School District

Local Preschools and Daycare Centers This list of local Preschools and Daycare Centers is provided for you by the librarians at the Emma S. Clark Library. Meet representatives of local preschools and day care centers each January at our annual Preschool Fair.

engage ny - This site helps parents understand the Common Core standards and assessments.

 National PTA.Org's Parents' Guide to Student Success This guide is based on the new Common Core State Standards. It gives parents a sample of what your child will be working on in each grade from Kindergarten through High School.

Learning Express Library Database Practice tests for Math, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, and more! These practice tests will help prepare for the state exams.

Leveled Reading for Your Beginner Reader This page will link you to books at the library that are appropriate for your child's reading level.

Reading Is Fundamental Help your child learn to love reading.

Scholastic Parents Everything you need to encourage a love of learning.

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Fun With Your Kids:

Long Island Calendar of Events: This will link you directly to Kids & Family portion of the Long Island Calendar of Events.

Mommy Poppins - Things to do in Long Island with kids. Arts and crafts, recipes, party ideas & more.

FamilyFun Great ideas, practical advice, and fun stuff to do.

Mother Goose In addition to an alphabetical master list of rhymes, users will find rhymes grouped by themes. For more folk-song lyrics and explanations, see Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and America.

KIDiddles: MoJo's Musical Mouseum Sing with your kids! This site can be used to look up the lyrics of favorite children's songs, find fingerplays, and more!

Local Resources:

Local Preschools and Daycare Centers This list of local Preschools and Daycare Centers is provided for you by the librarians at the Emma S. Clark Library. Meet representatives of local preschools and day care centers each January at our annual Preschool Fair.

Long Island Parent Offers resources, advice, and local event information. This site also gives advice for choosing the right preschool for your child and a list of summer camps by town.

Community Resource Database of Long Island Find agencies and programs that can help you! Search this database of over 11,000 Health, Human Service and Educational resources on Long Island.

Childbearing Family Alliance of Smithtown Provides programs, community referrals and an opportunity for parents to network.

Early Childhood Direction Center Provides free, confidential information and referral to parents about services for young children with diagnosed or suspected special needs. Their phone number is (631) 863-2600.

Mothers' Center of Suffolk, Inc. A non-profit organization of mothers supporting and encouraging other mothers.

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in Stony Brook. Offers story hours, educational programs, and even hosts children's parties.

Three Village Historical Society Offers children's programs and events based on local history.

Benner's Farm in Setauket. Offers children's programs and festivals Spring through Fall.

Programs for Kids ages 8-18 – New York State Colleges’ summer camps.

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New Parents:

Parenthoodweb Articles about pregnancy and newborns.

BabyCenter Pregnancy, baby, toddler information.

iVillage Pregnancy and parenting resource. Your source for choosing a name for your baby.

Zero to Three – Website of the national center for infants, toddlers, and families. Offers information for professionals and parents. Parent section includes information on play, early literacy, and child development, with a special section on the development of the brain.

Resources for Expectant Parents - A booklist compiled by librarians at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library - Available at the library.


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For more information about anything on this site, please contact:

Children's Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733
631-941-4080 ext. 123

This page created and maintained by Susan Perez