BrightLife Kids Logo and Link

Get support with the tough stuff and help your child thrive

No costs attached. No insurance required. No referrals needed. All right from home.

BrightLife Kids offers behavioral health coaching and personal support for families with kids ages 0-12 who live in California.

BrightLife Kids helps:

  • Kids learn how to manage big emotions, friendships, self-confidence, and more
  • Parents/caregivers build confidence and structure
  • Families dealing with challenging milestones, behaviors, and transitions

Learn more at: hellobrightline.com/brightlifekids

Parenting Resources

All About Young Children

2 December 2022

All About Young Children

All About Young Children
Parents are a child’s first teacher. Explore information to help understand children’s learning and discover new ways to support a growing child.

Baby Sign Language

2 December 2022

Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language
Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t quite bridge the gap to full speech.

California Bilingual Early Literacy Initiative - FREE Virtual Library

2 December 2022

California Bilingual Early Literacy Initiative - FREE Virtual Library

The California Department of Education, in partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance, Inc., is providing FREE access to a selection of 500 interactive and award-winning digital ebooks, songs, and activities.

Available in English and Spanish to all California children and families.

FREE Virtual Library

California Parent & Youth Helpline

2 December 2022

California Parent & Youth Helpline

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by posting the below information and logo on your website:

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  F

For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

California Parent and Youth Helpline

23 April 2024

California Parent and Youth Helpline

California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.

Father Talk

2 December 2022

Father Talk

Father Talk
A blog written by a father, for fathers. Ideas, tips, and information for all stages of fatherhood.  

Kid's Music Station

23 April 2024

Kid's Music Station

First 5 Radio Station Image and Link

Music helps boost language, math and social skills.

Tune into First 5's Pandora station today!

La Leche League

2 December 2022

La Leche League

La Leche League
Helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Milestone Tracker

23 April 2024

Milestone Tracker

CDC Milestones in Action photo and link

National Parent Helpline

2 December 2022

National Parent Helpline

National Parent Helpline - Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

Parenting Tip Sheets

2 December 2022

Parenting Tip Sheets

Parenting Tip Sheets
Created in English and Spanish; several parenting topics are addressed including, but not limited to, Tantrums, Say What You Mean, The Power of Choice, and Parent Magic.

Raising Happiness Blog

2 December 2022

Raising Happiness Blog

Raising Happiness Blog
Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Through the Greater Good Science Center located at UC Berkeley, the Raising Happiness Blog offers science based tips for more joyful kids and happier parents.

Ready4K

2 December 2022

Ready4K

What is Ready4K?

Text messages proven to boost your child's learning

Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to build on the things that you already do with your child -- like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time -- to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy.

Spanish-Language At-Home Learning Resources

2 December 2022

Spanish-Language At-Home Learning Resources

Stay Play Grow by the Early Learning Lab

2 December 2022

Stay Play Grow by the Early Learning Lab

A home base to support you and your family

Stay Play Grow was developed by the Early Learning Lab, a team of early childhood experts, women, and working moms.

We designed the app to ensure parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 have quality and easy-to-access resources when they need them most.

The app offers content for families in English and Spanish.

Text 4 Baby

2 December 2022

Text 4 Baby

Text 4 Baby
Join the thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby’s first year. Receive critical health and safety tips timed to where you are in your pregnancy and timed to your baby’s age up till their first birthday.

The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project

23 April 2024

The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project

CA Healthy Minds Thriving Kids Project image and link

The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project provides a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills.

Vroom - Over 1,000 brain building activities for your child

23 April 2024

Vroom - Over 1,000 brain building activities for your child

Babies are born ready to learn. And you already have what it takes to help them!

First 5 California has partnered with Vroom to provide you with over 1,000 fun and free tips and activities to help add learning to mealtime, bath time, bedtime, or anytime!

We know life gets busy, but with these fun activities, backed by science, you can turn everyday moments into brain-building moments! Get going with Vroom to try over 1,000 brain building activities with your child!

Visit Vroom.org to learn more or get started today!

 

Zero to Three Parent Resources

2 December 2022

Zero to Three Parent Resources

Zero to Three Parent Resources
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Parenting is an ongoing process of learning who your individual child is and what he needs to thrive. These resources are designed to help parents tune in to what makes children tick and to guide parents in thinking about the best way to meet their child’s individual needs.

 

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Oral Health/Tobacco Resources

Maternal Wellness Resources

 

 

 

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Special Needs Resources

Health & Nutrition Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Resources

2 December 2022

American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Resources 
Topics include Ages & Stages, Healthy Living, Safety & Prevention, Family Life, and Health Issues. 

 

EDUMED Pediatric Health Education: What Every Parent Needs to Know

2 December 2022

EDUMED Pediatric Health Education: What Every Parent Needs to Know

EDUMED Pediatric Health Education: What Every Parent Needs to Know
How to understand social and emotional development, learn to recognize physical development milestones, and get resources and answers for each stage of your child’s growth.

 

Maternal Depression (Centers for Disease Control website)

Postpartum Support International

2 December 2022

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International
Support and resources for pregnant and new mothers experiencing prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, or depression.

Potter the Otter Interactive website

2 December 2022

Potter the Otter Interactive website

Potter the Otter Interactive website
Potter the Otter is the champion for water and the mascot of the Rethink Your Drink campaign. Rethink Your Drink encourages families to consider water over sugar-sweetened drinks. This website is animated, interactive, and features kid-friendly activities to help families understand why water is the best choice.

Safe Kids CA

2 December 2022

Safe Kids CA

Safe Kids CA
Car & Road Safety, Home Safety, Play Safety, and Product Recalls.

Women Infants and Children (WIC)

2 December 2022

Women Infants and Children (WIC)

Women Infants and Children (WIC)
Nutrition and education programs for low-income pregnant women and mothers with children from birth to 5 years old.

Community Services Resources

Family Connections (Formally knowns as The Grandparent Project)

2 December 2022

Family Connections (Formally knowns as The Grandparent Project)

Family Connections (formerly The Grandparent Project) provides services to grandparents and other relatives raising children, including families where a parent also lives in the home. 

Family Connections - CCOE website

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

2 December 2022

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

988 Suicide-Crisis Lifeline

(800) 273-8255 or (916) 368-3111

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 (Español)

Calaveras County 24/7 Crisis Hotline. Please call: (209) 754-3239 or 800-499-3030.

You may also text: ANSWER to 839863. Texts are answered 24/7, by a trained crisis volunteer, at the Crisis Call Center.

Community Services Links