Parenting Resources

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Early Learning Opportunities
What your library offers for babies, children, teens, parents and those who care for and about children

Scholastic Reading Counts Quizzes
A searchable database providing information about books that are supported by Reading Counts! quizzes.

Lexile Info
Lexile information helps find the right books for your young reader.

Whitman County Library Program Schedule
Schedules for rural branch locations, calendar of events for Colfax or contact children's librarian Sheri Miller directly.

Pre-Reading Basics
Prepare your child for a lifetime of reading with these six basic skills. Children's librarian Sheri Miller can assist with all your child's early learning, educational programming and reading needs.


Users can alter the lexile at this resource for non-fiction information.  "Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news."

Child Care Resource and Referral
WSU Child Care Resource and Referral is a community service organization dedicated to the provision and development of licensed, quality, affordable early learning environments for all families in Whitman and Asotin Counties.

Washington Homeschool Organization
Information and support among homeschooling families throughout Washington State.

Consumer Affairs Homeschooling
"Reviews for online homeschool programs from Consumer Affairs." is a for-profit website operating at least partly on ad revenue

American Academy of Pediatrics
Reliable health information for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 

Washington Department of Early Learning
We at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) strive to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. Our work focuses on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. We offer information and resources for children's first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children. 

Thrive Washington
Thrive Washington advances high-quality early learning – with a commitment to innovation and equity – throughout Washington state. We work with partners to activate communities, advocate for young children and families, and influence public and private investment.

Free online access to the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine: answer questions; do math; instantly get facts, calculators, unit conversions, and real-time quantitative data and statistics; create plots and visualizations; and access vast scientific, technical, chemical, medical, health, business, financial, weather, geographic, dictionary, calendar, reference, and general knowledge—and much more.

Federal Financial Aid Gateway

Federal Student Aid Publications