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Parents as Teachers

Link to the Parents as Teachers National Center website

1000 BOOKS Before Kindergarten | Read it and Reap! | An MCPL GROW A READER Early Literacy Initiative

1000 BOOKS Before Kindergarten If you read just 1 book a night for 2 years and 9 months, you'll reach your goal! Click on the link to learn more!

BitterSweet Place | A center for grieving children, teens, & their families

The mission of Bittersweet Place is to provide programs and resources for the children of Warrensburg and surrounding communities in a safe and supportive environment as they move through the grieving process following death of a parent, sibling, relative, or friend. Our Goals To provide volunteers trained in grief counseling and support processed to assist children and families explore their perceptions and perspectives about death To help them understand the many psychological, physical, spiritual responses typically experiences in the grief process; make necessary adaptations and develop coping, communicating, and healing strategies for the individual and the family To provide a safe and understanding environment where grieving children and their families can obtain support from trained volunteer facilitators and other families in similar situations

Info & Help for Post-Partum Depression

Learn more and Get help You are not alone You are not to blame With help, you will be well


Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

The National Center has a mission: “To educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the USA”. Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of death in abusive head trauma (AHT) cases. An estimated 1,200 to 1,400 children are injured or killed by shaking every year in the United States. Actual numbers may be much higher as many likely go undetected. Over 300 babies a year die from being shaken in the United States.

Free Baby Information to Your Cell Phone

Pregnant moms have a lot to remember! From prenatal nutrition to car seats to labor and delivery, you are always learning something new. And once baby arrives, you will have even more to learn. Reminders from can help.

Free Weekly Newsletter with Parenting Tips & Inspiration

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Love and Logic Parenting resources: books, cds, and dvds can often be checked out on loan through the public libraries. The Love and Logic website also offers advice through their website and Facebook page.

Mrs. Amy's Favorite Preschool Website

Starfall offers online activities for preschoolers to help with letter recognition, reading and more! This system works best with a caregiver nearby to interact with the child online and not for much longer than 20 minutes a day. Face to face and side by side interaction, through hands-on play, reading, singing, writing, alphabet books, identifying letters in picture books, crafts, and magnets are how children learn letters best!!

Help for Victims of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Survival Adult Abuse Center, Inc. was formed in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens in Johnson County, Missouri. Initially, emergency shelter and a crisis hotline for domestic violence victims were the only services available to the victims of domestic violence. It became quickly apparent that more services were needed. The current shelter facility was purchased in 1997.

FREE Gun locks

Available to families no questions asked through Children's Mercy hospitals. Click on link to view article and learn more.

Counseling and Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Children and Parents

Follow the links below to learn more about our programs and services.

InfantSEE: A FREE Public Health Program for Infants

Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling a vision assessment at 6 months. Under the InfantSEE program, a participating optometrist can do a FREE comprehensive vision assessment between a child's age of 6-12 months.

What's Happening in Holden?

Xplor magazine FREE for Missouri kids!

Subscribe online here with your friends from the Missouri Department of Conservation! Even babies will enjoy looking at the pictures and kids love getting their own mail!!

Missouri Preschool Standards "Parent Guides"

Parents often wonder: "What should my child know before starting kindergarten?" Here is a great place to find out! Check out the "Parent Guides." Maybe try one new activity a day with your child. Don't be overwhelmed by the quantity of standards. Remember learning should be fun at this age! Play is how kids 0-6 learn best!

Missouri Division of Social Services

Trails Library Holden Branch

Summer Reading Program, Preschool Storytime, Movies and Special Events are only a few of the things happening in our local library! Check it out!