Parent Support

Early Learning and Literacy
These websites lead you to information about early learning and literacy. You will find the latest developments in brain research, parenting tips, and fun learning games and activities. Many are available in Spanish.

Born Learning The Born Learning Campaign provides resources for parents and professionals. Available en espanol.

ELF - Early Learning With Families Website for the California State Library Initiative that supports early literacy programming in libraries. South San Francisco Public Library is a recipient of two ELF grants. ELF libraries create engaging, interactive programs for young children with their parents and caregivers that support family strengths and respond to community needs. Parent resource pages and a "Did You Know?" parenting tips column.

Every Child Ready to Read  Taking time to sing, play, talk, write, and read with your child will help him/her to be ready to read.  The ECRR website contains information and ideas to help you prepare your child for reading. This Colorado website also has information about ECRR. Here is a link to lists of book titles that fit with the ECRR program. 

Get Ready to Read This site has Information for parents and professionals to help determine reading readiness. 

Little eLit This website contains reviews of apps which have been created with kids in mind. This is a great resource to check before you add another app to your tablet or phone.

PBS Parents Produced by PBS, the parent site includes reading and language links, information on child-related topics such as media, health and special needs, and activities for young children. Some of the information on this site is available in Spanish.

Reading Rockets The site provides resources and research on children and reading development including an e-newsletter and tips for parents in eight languages.

Zero To Three The nation's leading resource on the first years of life for parents and teachers.

School Information
Great Schools nonprofit online guide to K-12 public, private and charter schools featuring in-depth school profiles, school search and sort tools
Ed-Data fiscal, demographic and performance data on California's K-12 schools
San Mateo County of Education

Local School Districts
South San Francisco Unified School District
Jefferson Unified High School District
Jefferson Unified Elementary School District
Bayshore School District
San Bruno Park School District

Adult Education
South San Francisco Adult Education
San Mateo Community College District

Social Services
211 in San Mateo County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more.