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Free Parenting Tools

11/23/2004:   The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC), a nationally known nonprofit parent education and training organization, has launched a free electronic newsletter, Effective Parenting, on how to raise healthier, more confident children. Each edition will feature brief stories on parenting topics and issues, as well as information on CICC programs, services, activities and products. To be added to the mailing list, call CICC at 800/325-2242, e-mail kalvy@aol.com, or go to www.ciccparenting.org and click on "Add me."

CICC also announces its CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System, which is available for use on the Internet. It consists of a series of age-specific questions that parents and others can employ to quickly identify a variety of learning, communication, motor skill, and behavioral problems that might have been overlooked. This resource is part of a National Partnership Campaign to Find and Help Young Children with Special Needs.

According to CICC, close to 75% of the 3 million children under age 5 who have disabilities and other special needs are not being identified and treated before entering school. With these tools, parents, grandparents, child care workers, and other users will be able to
  • learn about normative child development during the first five years of life;
  • help identifying whether a young child may have special needs that require professional attention;
  • connect with a range of professionals, resources, and education materials
For more information, visit CICC's website.

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