Family Resources

Web Sites

Administration for Children and Families - includes information on topics such as adoption and foster care, child care, and Head Start

Bright Futures for Families - a national initiative for families and communities to promote and improve the health and well-being of children of all ages

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Life Stages - includes a section on important child health topics

Child Care: www.mychildcaredc.org, a child care search website from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education that helps families discover child care options in one click! Share with your families by downloading the outreach toolkit.

Early Stages is a DC Public Schools diagnostic center for children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months. They help identify any delays that your child may have and arrange services to address them. They can serve any child who goes to a DC public school, is home-schooled or has not yet entered the school system. Please call them if your child attends a charter school. They will help you find the right person to talk to. If your child is in a DC private school or in a DC childcare center, we can work with you, even if you live outside DC. All of their services areĀ FREE. They also have quarterly newsletters of useful information.

Family Voices -a national grassroots network of families advocating for health care services and providing information for families with children and youth with special health care needs

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health - a family-run organization working to assist children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families

Healthy Kids, Healthy Care - Promoting healthy and safe child care; available in English and Spanish

Kids Health - offers practical parenting inforamtion and news

Learn the Signs. Act Early - provides developmental milestones charts, fact sheets, and other developmental resources

March of Dimes Foundation - offers a pregnancy and newborn health education center including information in English and in Spanish

National Center for Fathering - features parenting tips for fathers with children of all ages and information on top a variety of topics

National Safe Kids Campaign - offers safety tips to help prevent accidental childhood injury

Reading is Fundamental - provides information on motivating kids to read, choosing good books, reading aloud, and other tips and tricks

We Can! - features ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition

 

Zero to Three - offers parenting resources to promote baby and toddler development