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The Chicago School Parenting Students website is here to assist students, who may identify as student parents, caregivers, and guardians, in navigating the resources available to them on and off campus.

Parenting students have many responsibilities. This resource page is designed to be an informative and supportive hub to assist parenting students as they navigate their way through school. ​

Contact us at [email protected] with questions or to share additional resources with the school community.​​

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The Chicago School Parenting Student Resources

Browse through the below national webpages to become familiar with the services and resources available to you as a parenting student:​​​

 Childcare and School Referral Services

​​​ Find parent reviews, test scores and other data on schools you might be considering for you school-aged child. is America’s largest, most easily accessible database for babysitters and nannies. The website offers 100,00 caregivers for 20 major markets currently provides a total of 119,348 licensed childcare centers and 157,105 home daycare providers. Find providers in you zip code; or use the map to browse by state, county, city, etc. is an online marketplace for childcare, senior care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care and housekeeping. Browse services, rates experience and more. Offers in-depth profiles with reviews and references.  ​

 Child Development

​​National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.  

Childcare Aware helps families learn more about the elements of quality childcare and how to locate programs in their communities   

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Founded in 1977 by leading researchers and clinicians in diverse disciplines focused on child development, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. ​

 Online/Phone Support Services

​​​National Parent Helpline 24-hour emotional support form trained advocates focused on empowering parents 

Center for Parent Information & Resources Serves families of children with disabilities     

 Parent Groups

​​Fussy Baby Network This network, run through the Erikson Institute, offers parents of fussy babies assistance and support through hotline, home visits and parent support groups. They take calls from around the world, and the call is free. An infant specialist will guide families caring for fussy babies. Consultations are available in English and Spanish  

Child Safety Guide A law office put together this useful site, with “tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home, School, Outdoors & Travel.” 

Kids in Danger This organization tracks child product recalls, distributors information on unsafe products (including those ‘hand me downs’ that may have been recalled but the information about them in no longer up)  ​

 Single Parent Resources

Single online chat and support after 7 p.m. 

Single Parent Project provides support, stability, and community for single-parent families  ​

Single Parent Advocate​ ​offers various resources for single parents (Dallas)

Parenting Students Panel Discussion

Check out our video archive of The Chicago School Parenting student panels.