Louisiana Children's Museum

Parenting Resources

Our approach to learning:

Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia approach unites children, teachers, and parents creating reciprocal communication as a fundamental element of learning. Education is based on the relationships between educators, parents, and children to create a rich learning environment. At Louisiana Children’s Museum we encourage parents and teachers to participate in children’s learning while also participating in exhibits and events, not only while visiting the museum but at home and in the classroom, too.

An Educator from The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital will be on site at Toddler Time on the first and third Thursday of every month to discuss toddler topics and answer your parenting questions! Toddler Time is held at 10:00 a.m. in First Adventures.


Local Resources:


Children’s Hospital New Orleans Parenting Center 
Have questions about your child’s development? Want to talk to other parents about challenges you face with your child(ren)? Children’s Hospital offers a membership only parenting center. They offer classes, resources, and educational trainings.

Louisiana Believes Family Support Toolbox and Early Childhood (birth to 5) Standards

Louisiana Department of Education’s website informs parents and teachers about state education resources, policies, learning standards and more.

Macaroni Kids
Another online local and national resource for parents looking for extracurricular classes for kids, summer camps, events in cities around the country (great for family vacations) and in New Orleans, there also a parenting blog for advice seekers.

Nola Family
A local online parenting resource guide, providing local actives, newsletters, educational understanding of development all to making parenting more fun and easy.


National Resources:

Autism Speaks Resource Library

For those who want to learn more about autism, books, articles, education and software.

Autism Speaks Video Glossary

This glossary contains video clips that can help you see what autism “looks like.” It shows the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children

Child and Family Web Guide
Looking for resources to answer a multitude of questions about your child? Tufts University’s Web Guide provides resources ranging from child development, behavior problems, medical and health.

Common Sense Media
Wondering how to help your child understand technology, online media, and education in a safe way? This site provides feedback and advice on how to navigate the online field in a safe and educational way.

Zero to Three
Developed by child development specialists, Zero to Three provides a multitude of information on the development of your child, enrichment, articles, resources and so much more. Zero to Three has been implemented in many head start programs around the country.


Health and Mental Health Resources:

Local Resources:

Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Programs provided by Children’s Bureau include Grief and Trauma Services, Crisis Intervention, General Counseling, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Infant/Young Child Mental Health, School Based Mental Health, and Training and Education for parents, educators and community professionals.

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
An acute inpatient treatment facility for ages 8-17 year’s old, providing treatment for children and youth, experiencing acute psychiatric and emotional symptoms.

New Orleans Health and Behavioral Health Guide

A guidebook compiled of Health and Behavioral Health resources in the New Orleans area. The guidebook was compiled by City Hall and provides an abundance of resources for children and their families.


National Resources:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric and OB-GYN advice ranging from pre-natal to teen years to answer any parenting or health related questions. All resources on this site have been approved, published or researched by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Parent Information) 
From parenting to safety topics, the CDC provides an all-encompassing array of information for parents and caregivers.

Kids Health provides a fun way for your kids to learn about their health to prepare them for those hated doctors’ visits. The kid’s page provides games and quizzes and information regarding the health of your body and mind.
National Child Trauma and Stress Network
Has your child experienced trauma? The NCTSN enables parents, educators, and caregivers the resources to discuss trauma and stress with your child after a traumatic event. This can include, natural disasters, school shootings, loss of a loved one…etc.

The American School Counselor Association
This resource guide created to help your child cope after a traumatic life event.

Your Child Development and Behavior Resources
This guide holds an array of information regarding the health and wellbeing of your child, mental health, developmental milestones, and health milestones.

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