Parent Teacher Resource Center Collection

This specialized collection is designed to meet the needs of teachers and parents who are looking for materials that will enrich the educational experiences of their students or children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Resources for students and for the adults who teach them are shelved together for easy browsing at each library, just ask for the Resource section.

To search the catalog click here and type in the keyword you would like to search, choose More Search Options. Under Collections choose Children’s Parent Teacher Resource and click Set Search Options.

If you would like to browse the collection without indicating a search term use an asterisk (*) in the search bar or click here to see all the materials in our collection.

Highlights of the Parent-Teacher Enrichment Resource Collection include:

  • High-interest, enjoyable non-fiction materials designed to extend learning in subject areas and stimulate students’ interest in new directions

  • Fiction and Non-Fiction books that deal with sensitive subject matter, e.g. emotions, loss, differences, etc.

  • Parent and caregiver guides on child development milestones and educational preparedness levels

We invite you to submit requests for purchasing materials for the Parent-Teacher Enrichment Resource Collection.

Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians

These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.

What are the Common Core Standards?


Informational Flyers
Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

K–8 California’s Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California’s CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. This document has been translated into 17 languages. The handbook and translations may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success
A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps
The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

California Department of Education CCSS Resources
Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.

Join the CCSS Resources listserv to receive information and updates regarding the implementation of the CCSS. Send a “blank” message to If you would like further information regarding the CCSS, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office by phone at 916-319-0490 or by e-mail at

California Department of Education 


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