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Little Hands is located at 2755 Sanders Road Northbrook IL - the closest intersection is Willow/Palatine and Sanders Road or Willow and the 294 S/N ramps. The center is directly off 294 S/N at the Willow exit. The center is inside the Allstate campus. Enter in the Allstate campus either off Willow or Sanders Road.

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social helth and well being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • Center for Disease Control & Prevention This website provides a more detailed description of common communicable diseases.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Lists recalled products which may be still in consumer's homes. A must-visit website if you frequent children's resale shops!
  • Growing Readers Review The Growing Readers Review is a publication for parents and teachers. With author interviews, illustrator spotlights, and suggested activities to do with featured books, the Review is a dynamic publication that helps parents to bring literature to life for their children.
  • Healthy Kids KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources - all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
  • I Am Your Child Great source of information about early childhood development birth to three years old for caregiveres and parents. Good links to other resources.
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  • Stand for Children America's only nationwide grassroots voice for children who's members take action at the national, state, community, and neighborhood levels. From early childhood education and the schools to after-school programs and health services, Stand for Children take on the issues af
  • The Bright Horizons Foundation For Children Bright Horizons Family Solutions is committed to making a difference, not only in the lives of the thousands of children we care for daily, but also in the communities where we live and work. The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is ouor company's way of making sure that the closinig line of our mission statement "to make a difference in hte lives of children and families and in the communities where we live and work" is put into practicce each day. Click here to learn more about the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
  • The Father's Network The Fathers Network provides current information and resources to assist all families and care providers involved in the lives of children with special needs.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.
  • The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based informatio about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. The NPIN believes that well-informed families are likely to make good decisions about raising and educating their children.
  • The World At Their Fingertips The World at Their Fingertips Education for Bright Horizons, creates developmentally appropriate learning environments in which each child learns what the world is like, how it works, and what he/she is capable of in it.
  • Mobile Therapy Centers Mobile Therapy Centers (MTC) is a private therapy provider of convenient speech, occupational and mental health services for children, adults and families.