Ask Dr. Sears

Ask Dr. Sears is a trusted resource for parents from the famous husband and wife Doctor-Nurse team Dr. Bill and Martha Sears. Together they have raised eight children, practiced pediatric medicine for more than 30 years, have 40+ pediatric books, articles in parenting magazines, and appearances on more than 100 television programs such as 20/20, Donahue, Good Morning America, Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, NBS’s Today Show and Dateline.

Common Core: State Standards Initiative

Core Standards is a website devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards with detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media helps parents make decisions about media and technology for their families. Information and advice is provided in a variety of formats including reviews, videos, and lesson plans.


DayByDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.

FDA Recalls

FDA Recalls is a website to help keep abreast of any recalls by the Food & Drug Administration.

FDA Vaccines for Kids

Food & Drug Administration’s site about vaccines for kids.

LD Online: The Interactive Guide to Learning Disabilities for Parents, Teachers, and Children

LD Online, this site is a great place to stay current with the latest news and developments. Includes online newsletter and a bulletin board.

LI Fun 4 Kids

LI Fun 4 Kids is a source for fun, free, and affordable low-cost weekend plans with the kids on Long Island including arts, crafts, activities, beaches, clubs, camps, museums, zoos, and more!

Macaroni Kid

Macaroni Kid was founded with two very specific goals: enrich communities and empower parents. It publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, products, and places for parents, kids, and families right in your area.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD is an online guide to essential information about learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, support for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, public policy, and advocacy tools.

New York State Practice Tests

Click here to find practice exams for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.


ParentTV is the go to platform for on demand video resources that support parents, schools, childcare centers professionals and organizations that contribute to the education, care and wellbeing of children.


The Children’s Department has created this Pinterest page specifically for parents. Enjoy exploring our pins and don’t forget to follow us!

Science Fair Help

Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in all areas of science.

Also check out and for additional ideas!

Stop Bullying Now!

Stop Bullying Now! is a website with valuable resources about bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Insure Kids Now! is a national website for the White House initiative to provide free or low-cost health insurance to children (18 years and under) who live in households with little or no income. Just click any state to find how their program works.

William Floyd School District

Official website of the award-winning William Floyd School District located on the south shore of Long Island approximately 60 miles east o f New York City with an enrollment of nearly 8,700 students attending five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a senior high school. The district provides tremendous opportunities for students ranging from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Career and Technical Education (CTE), music, the arts, athletics, extracurricular activities and more.