Parenting Resources

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

Scholastic Reading Counts Quizzes
Quizzes, Lexile points, and reading levels are given by typing in a title and then clicking on one of the titles displayed.

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 in partnership with The Foundation for Early Learning's Public Library Partnership.

Early Learning Public Library Partnership
Public libraries are recognized by early learning professionals, decision makers and the public for their work in early learning. The Early Learning Public Library Partnership in cooperation with The Foundation For Early Learning plays a key role in developing community-based initiatives that support parents as their children’s first teachers and programs to ensure that all children have access to high-quality child care.

Getting School Ready
A free guide helping ensure that your child is ready to enter school


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."

Palouse Resource Guide
The YMCA of the Palouse is now leading the 'Project ACCESS' Resource Guide, which is now re-named to the Palouse Resource Guide(PRG). The goal of the PRG is to connect individuals, families, and communities to available resources in our Palouse and local surrounding rural areas. It can be found at
 Contact information is: Phone: (509) 332-3524 email:

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.

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware offers help finding and selecting a child care provider.  Offering you information to become a more informed consumer of child care

Information and support among homeschooling families throughout Washington State.

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. 

A Place of Our Own
A Place of Our Own (and Los Niños en Su Casa in Spanish) is a daily television series, a website, and an extensive outreach program devoted to the unique needs of people who care for children. 

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. 

The Early Learning Community
The Early Learning Community is a free resource for families, educators and professionals to connect and discuss the learning of children birth through age five. 

Thrive by Five Washington
Thrive by Five Washington is a public-private partnership created in 2006 and led by education, government and business leaders. We’re committed to making sure all children have the opportunity to thrive by the time they are 5.

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