You are your child’s first and most important teacher

Nurturing, positive connections lay the foundation for all other learning, and you can help your child start strong!

WATCH

to learn more about your critical role in your child’s developmental health.

Family & Parent Resources

Early Development and Milestones

Every child develops at their own pace and tracking development can help you to see if your child is on track!

CDC Child Development Facts

CDC Developmental Milestone Information

Early-development & Well-being

Healthy Children: Ages and Stages

Baby Buffer: Newsletter for Infant Development

Parenting Resources

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual. It is hard to know what to expect at each age and how to interact with your child. Positive interaction with caregivers can build a strong foundation for your child’s developmental health. Below are some great parenting resources to get started:

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Positive Parenting Tips

Parent Information from the CDC

Zero to Three Parent Favorites

Extension.org

Kansas Children’s Service League

Social Emotional Health

It is not only important to help your child develop cognitively, but your child’s social emotional developmental is just as important.

Zero to Three – What is social emotional development?

Social Emotional Screening

Kansas Kidlink: Children’s Mental Health Initiative

ACEs

About Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

NeuroNurture: Early Intervention to Regulate Infant Stress

 

 

Developmental Monitoring, Screening, and Evaluation

Tracking your child’s development help you to be an informed advocate for your child’s health!

What is a Developmental Screening?

CDC Definition and Information

ASQ for Parents

Why Developmental Screening Matters? Video

Tools for Monitoring Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestone Checklists

Developmental passport

CDC Milestone Tracker Mobile App

Home Visiting

Home visiting programs are great ways to find support for your parenting journey. A home visitor can answer question you may have and ease concerns. Find a home visiting program near you:

Kansas Home Visiting

Parents as Teachers

Head Start

Healthy Families America

Developmental Activities

Helping you baby develop is easier than you think! Check out these great resources for fun activities to do with your little one. While you are playing your child’s brain will be growing!!

The Ounce

Activities
Parent Resources

Vroom

PBS Parent

Kids Ready for Learning

Mobile Apps – iPhone & iPad

Daily Vroom
Price: Free

Text4baby
Price: Free
Mobile Apps – Android
Daily Vroom
Price: Free

 

Quality Child Care

Resources to help find the right provider to help your child learn and reach their full potential

Kansas Quality Network

Child Care Aware of Kansas

KDHE Child Care Licensing: Search Child Care Facilities