- Program Locator
To learn more about what parent education programs are in your area, visit the Global Program Locator to find a program that can assist families, pregnant teens or primary caregivers who are expecting a child or have a child under the age of kindergarten entry. The programs available promote early learning, knowledge and understanding of child development, partnerships with community resources, and help support school readiness by promoting a smooth transition into preschool and kindergarten. Families can participate in regularly scheduled family personal visits, group connections, and developmental screenings.
To learn more about Head Start programs in your area, visit the Head Start Locator. Head Start programs promote the school readiness of children age birth to 5 from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way. Programs deliver child development services in center-based, home-based, or family child care settings.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
To learn more about the physical, social and cognitive skills infants and babies develop from 0-12 months visit the AAP Healthy Children website.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
To learn more about the child’s development, two months to five years of age, access the Milestones in Action video library and photos along with free tools and resources available to help track a child’s milestones.
For more information on child development including health, effective parenting practices and positive parenting tips, visit the CDC Child Development website.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Learn tips on ways to meet communication milestones when interacting with children from birth to age five.
- University of Missouri: Thrive in Five Video Library for Families
View videos for families on topics such as; child development, importance of routines, managing stress and trauma, positive parenting, social and emotional skills, and understanding behavior.
- Zero to Three
Learn more on the Ages and Stages of a child’s development and how making early connections can last a lifetime.
Getting Ready for School Begins at Birth: To learn more about the importance of school readiness and preparing a child for school, visit the Zero to Three School Readiness website.