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Links and Resources 

Volunteering in Schools

Visit the Mayor's Office web page on volunteering in schools

Student Transportation

MNPS offers traditional transportation to eligible students through their school bus system. As school choice grows in Nashville, so does the need for more transportation options so that students can attend their schools of choice even when that school is not their neighborhood school. The Metro Transit Authority has partnered with MNPS to provide MTA bus passes for eligible students. Student eligibility is based on whether the student qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program.

For more information about student transportation options, visit the MNPS website and the MTA website

Resources for Parents

Child Care

Child Care Locator (Parents Know, Kids Grow)

Choosing Child Care (Parents Know, Kids Grow)

Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care (Tn. Dept. of Human Services)

Health

Dental Care for Children (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)

Kids Health Information (Nemours Foundation)

Playing, Reading & Learning

Kindergarten Readiness Resources and Calendars (ITrails)

Book lists by age and topic (Nashville Public Library)

Children’s Songs and Rhymes (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

Free Books for Young Children (Imagination Library)

Getting Your Child to Love Reading (Reading is Fundamental)

Homework Hotline (one-on-one free tutoring by phone): dial (615) 298-6636

Preschoolers and Reading (Reading is Fundamental)

Reading, Literacy and Your Child (University of Michigan Health System)

Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers (Get Ready to Read, National Center for Learning Disabilities)

Smart Toys for Every Age (Kids Health, Nemours Foundation)

Young Children

Assisting Your Child’s Development, ages 0-3, 3-5 and school-age (Parents Know, Kids Grow)

Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby’s and Toddler’s Early Learning (Zero to Three)