Helpful Links for Parents

The Youth Services staff have compiled some helpful resources and other information for homeschooling, supplements for public/private schooling, lists of local schools and daycares, and some early literacy resources.

Please note, these resource links may take you outside the library’s website. We have no control over the content of these sites.

Educational Games
ABC Mouse

Early Literacy
Born Learning
Center for Early Literacy Learning
Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Get Ready to Read
Illinois Early Learning Project
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Rockets
Ready at Five
U.S. Department of Education: Help My Child Read Resources
Zero to Three

Local Schools
Crete-Monee District 201-U
Crete Park District Preschool
Deer Creek Christian School
Illinois Lutheran Schools
Mother Teresa Catholic Academy

Local Daycares
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service & Health Center
Cheri’s Garden Childcare & Learning Center
Little People’s Preschool & Daycare

Homeschooling Resources
Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
National Home Education

Local Organizations
Grassroots Homeschoolers
Homeschool Resource Center

Homeschooling Advice
Learn in Freedom!
National Home Education Research Institute

Curriculum Resources
A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Website
Cathy Duffy Reviews
Homeschool Reviews
Home Ed Expert
Rainbow Resource Center

Leveled Book Site
Book Wizard
Graphic Novel Reporter
The Lexile Framework for Reading
No Flying No Tights
Read Kiddo Read