Do You Know…
How to grow a healthy baby?
Prenatal website hub where you’ll find multiple topics and resources and blog. http://www.thebump.com/
“Text 4 Baby “ – free text messages with tips for Moms and Moms 2 B on prenatal health, baby care and parenting. http://www.wvdhhr.org/rfts/
What to ask your doctor?
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice. http://www.brightfutures.org/
How your young child grows?
Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) – Professionals rely on ASQ for the best developmental and social-emotional screening for children from one month to 5 ½ years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children. http://agesandstages.com/
Center for Disease Control has an index of topics from A to Z on the early years of a child’s life that are very important for his or her health and development. Parents, health professionals, educators, and others can work together as partners to help children grow up to reach their full potential. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html
Our Babies: Safe and Sound is an educational campaign that provides parents and other caregivers of infants under the age of one, as well as expectant parents and professionals, with information and tips on ways to keep babies safe while sleeping, and how to keep your cool when babies cry. The overall goal of the campaign is to help prevent West Virginia infants from injury and death.
Our Babies: Safe and Sound is a project of TEAM for West Virginia Children.
How your baby learns?
Parenting Counts is research-based products designed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children with resources with up to date research on your child’s development with over 250 videos and articles for on child development age 0 to 5. http://www.parentingcounts.org/
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Their mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. http://www.zerotothree.org/
Where you can go if you don’t know?
Help Me Grow is part of a national program that connects families to resources right here in West Virginia. The program is funded by the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, West Virginia Home Visitation Program.
Help Me Grow WV, 350 Capitol Street, Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301, http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/helpmegrow
Hotline: (800) 642-8522
Child Care Resource and Referral agencies are community service organizations that work with parents, child care providers, businesses, and community organizations to help promote the availability of quality child care services in the area. They provide parents with child care referrals and information on evaluating quality child care, plus resources on various parenting issues. They offer child care providers access to valuable training and support services for new or established programs. We help determine if your family is eligible for subsidized child care.
Link Child Care Resource and Referral – www.wvdhhr.org/link
Serves Boone, Cabell, Mason, Mingo, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Wayne counties
Information & Referral – links to local community resources for services, financial assistance and information Database of Community Resources: A searchable database of agencies and organizations in the Cabell-Wayne County area
West Virginia Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family. River Valley Child Development Services acts as the fiscal agent to this system. www.wvdhhr.org/birth23
Mountain State Healthy Families is an accredited in-home family education program offered free of charge to families in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne Counties in WV.
Learn more by clicking on the link below to watch a short video about the program…
Early Learning Nation
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There’s never been a more urgent need to inspire, create and support communities focused on the well-being of our youngest citizens by building an Early Learning Nation. The Early Learning Nation (ELN) hub can help.
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