Our resources are intended to make your journey as a parent, caregiver, teacher, or friend, as smooth as possible.
Start off the School Year With Our Smart Start Tips!
Helpful Hints When Starting Middle School
The Big 3 Smart Starts for Elementary School
5th Grade Smart Start
Homework Hints to Start The Year
Meaningful Opportunities to Volunteer as a Family
Keeping Your Kids Safe Online/Family Tech Plan
Understanding the Teen Brain
Parenting Through Societal Pressures
Empowering your Preschooler
Get The Most Out of Parent - Teacher Conferences
Connecting Nutrition and Health
Stop by the CARES office anytime for free books and other resources!
Included are links to two recent New Canaan CARES programs and three links that provide a variety of resources for you to explore for yourself and your family.
Alcohol & Drug Prevention
Behavioral & Mental Health
Cyber / Digital / Technology
Growth & Development
Parenting Skills & Family Tips
Program sLIDES & Videos
“I keep my CARES handouts posted to my pantry wall, and with each child, I go back to the basics (i.e, the 24 hour rule, avoid being your child’s best friend, resist the urge to rescue, and many more). These nuggets have provided a sense of security and sanity through many challenging moments of childrearing.”