Math at Play is a free online multimedia resource for teachers, family child care providers and parents who care for and educate children ages 0-5. The focus of the site is early mathematical development. It features research, websites, articles, books, activities, a blog, handouts, modules, and video clips - many from early childhood programs in Madison.
Play and Learn is a free playgroup for children and their caregivers (anyone caring for young children) that meets once a week. Children that are birth to five years old and residents of the Madison Metropolitan School District are eligible to attend the Madison programs.
The Madison Public Library's Play Literacy program offers play literacy kits to check out. Contact Central Youth Services (266-6345) to find out what kits are available and to have one sent to your nearest branch. Anyone with a library card may check out a kit for up to two weeks. The Central library also has a Play Literacy Corner. Groups can arrange to come have a storytime and free play.
Never gardened? The Got Dirt? Garden Toolkit is designed to provide simple, step-by-step plans for starting a garden.This Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Nutrition and Physical Activity program assists with the implementation of school, community, and child care gardens.
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin sends out a free parenting newsletter in English or Spanish for parents of children 0-3. To receive it, fill out and mail in this request form [pdf].
English for Health [pdf]: Free classes for learners who have some knowledge of English already and want to improve their skills at communicating with health care providers and about health issues.
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for certain screenings for some of the most common women's health concerns.
Covering Kids and Families helps Wisconsin children and families register for health care benefits through the BadgerCare program.
Find out if your family qualifies for FoodShare assistance with food expenses. A volunteer will help you determine if you qualify for health and child care benefits as well. Call Second Harvest Foodbank’s FoodShare Helpline at 1-877-366-3635 or visit www.secondharvestmadison.org.
from CPR Madison