Family & Child Development

Home Alone – Preparing Children for Self Care

Welcome! These videos are for parents and their children who are getting ready to stay home alone. Parents and children should watch the videos together and use the short activities after each video to discuss your plans to stay safe.  Click on title above to be taken to the Home Alone web page.


Co-Parenting Class – No Longer Together, But Parents Forever

This class is no longer available.
This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.

Ages and Stages for Caregivers Fact Sheet
This series will give you an idea of the development milestones that you can expect to see in a child’s first five years, suggestion for easy ways to encourage a child’s development, and other care giving ideas that will help to make this time memorable.

University of Wisconsin Family Living Programs
Help families thrive in a rapidly changing world, backed by research, Family Living colleagues work with their communities to promote family strengths.

Child & Family Web Guide
Describes trustworthy web sites on topics of interest to parents and professionals. All the sites listed on the Web Guide have been systematically evaluated by graduate students and faculty in child development.

Children, Youth & Family Information Service
CYFERnet’s Web site brings together children, youth, and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty.

A collection of resources about the subject of parenting, provided by the UW-Extension.