Children & Family

  • Algebra: Math homework solvers, lessons and free tutors online, includes Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physic.
  • Animals: Site has webcams, quizzes to see how much you know about animals, and fact files on different animals.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature: Natural History Notebooks: This is a site that explores fascinating facts about a wide variety of animals. You'll learn about diversity, and why it is important to protect all the animals on our planet.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Annotated directory of hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources. Items are searchable by subject.
  • High School Ace: A web guide to free quality educational resources for teens.
  • Homework Center
  • How Stuff Works: Explains in simple terms with diagrams or pictures how many common appliances, machines, and technologies work, also covers health, home and animals.
  • Information Please - includes contents of the Information Please Almanacs, a biography database, a dictionary, an atlas, and articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
  • Learning Express Library: A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on academic or licensing tests.
  • My Virtual Reference Desk: A one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedias, facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, and search engines - indexes quality, credible and timely resources.
  • Readers' Guide Select: Through the POWER Library, Children's Resources 100% full-text database containing indexing, abstracting, and full text of 200 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Among the topics covered are current events, hobbies, politics, business, sports, recreation, news, cooking, popular music, entertainment, transportation, travel and more.
  • SIRS Discoverer: Through the POWER Library, General Reference includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents.
  • U.S. State Department - Background Notes: Full text of the U.S. State Department publication on geographic entities and international organizations -includes history, government and political conditions, economy, foreign relations, and basic travel information and principal U.S. officials and consulate officers.
  • AARP: (American Association of Retired Persons) provides news, tips, and information about health, leisure, and money.
  • KidSource Online: An excellent resource for news and information on children's health, education, and safety. Included are articles, newsletters, forums, book and software reviews, and more.
  • Idealist.Org: Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sharing of ideas, information and resources.
  • National Network for Child Care: an Internet source of over 1000 publications and resources related to child care. Publications are research-based and reviewed.
  • PA Advocates for Nutrition & Activity: Links to Keystone Health Zones, PA Growth Screening Program and more health, nutrition and activities for parents and families.
  • EatRightPA: PA Dietetic Association links to PA Growth Screening Program Information & other nutrition information - it is the advocate of the dietetics profession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well being.
  • PA School Health Program: Information on PA's School Health Program & Resources for parents.
  • pProvides answers for every family's needs. Find resources on parenting and raising healthy children, activities, entertainment, recipes, family travel and attractions, budgeting, shopping, coupons, and answers from the experts, other moms.
  • ReferWeb: Is the Information and Referral Internet application for the Chester County Department of Human Services. Refer Web is for anyone who would like to or needs to gain more information about health and human services available in Chester County.
  • GetNetWise: Is a public service which tries to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.
  • PBS Parents: Trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child's development from birth through the early school years. Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child's first, best teacher.
  • Penn State Cooperative Extension: Gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Chester County citizens.
  • A forum for custodial and non-custodial single fathers. A resource and support for responsible single fathers.
  • Young Mommies Website: Supporting, informing and connecting young mothers so they can better face the challenges of parenting. A safe space on the web for young moms and pregnant women in their teens and twenties.