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Prenatal & Pregnancy
Infants & Toddlers
Welcome to Arlington Families — a site linking parents and caregivers to valuable resources about what’s happening for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun for the weekend or connect to practical parenting ideas! Arlington Families brings you all this and more!
Words of Wisdom / Parenting Tips
5 Ways to have a positive relationship with your child – LUV Listen! and other parenting tips at APCYF.org
How young is too young to be home alone?
- Arlington County Child Supervision Guidelines represent the minimal acceptable standards for the supervision of children.
- Start with a book has great ideas to keep your kids reading and exploring all week long.
Project Family for families with Infants and Toddlers up to age 5
- Project Family/Proyecto Familia supports and empowers strong families to enhance the parenting skills of Arlington parents, giving opportunities to connect with neighbors and make new friends, linking parents to community resources and information, and equipping children with preschool and kindergarten school readiness skills.
Resources for families with children with special needs
- The ARC of Northern Virginia offers many resources and workshops for families of children with special needs. Learn more at ARC of NOVA.
Attention parents of 10-16 year-olds!
- Want to learn more about what makes your tween or teen tick? Would you like the opportunity to interact with other parents who have the same challenges and questions as you do? Check out Parenthetical by the University of Wisconsin for parents of children 10-16. It’s a parenting site, blog and social network in one. Gain new insights as you connect with other parents.
- Do you know that there is website by teens for teens in Arlington? Lots of great resources, things to do, blogs, and information. Visit Arlingtonteens.com
Getting an “A” for effort!
- Check out these 3 Easy Tips for Improving Student Effort
Sessions are full but learn about the program
- Learn about positive family communication at Strengthening Families/Fortaleciendo la Familia. Held in English and Spanish, the course has free dinner and childcare!
Planning for college?
- Find tips and resources for financial assistance at the US Department of Education Student Aid resources website
For resources on children and heat safety, visit Kidsandcars.org
SCANVA Parent Resource Center
Parenting can be tough! It’s okay to ask for help. SCAN and the Allies in Prevention Coalition are proud to support parents here in Northern Virginia by providing the tips, resources and support that can help you improve your positive parenting skills. Learn more at scanva.org