Information for Families

Welcome to our information page!

Parenting during your child’s early years can be a joyful and challenging journey. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support you during this important phase of your child’s development, and encourage you to also connect with local programs who can assist you. 

Brain Development

Children are learning from the moment they’re born. Nearly 90% of brain development happens by age 3. During this critical period, trillions of brain-cell connections form, but those not stimulated through early experiences are lost forever. Caring parents who read, talk, play, and sing help children’s brains thrive. Learn more:

Developmental Milestones

Children learn and grow more during the first five years than any other time in their lives. When children smile for the first time, point, take first steps, or begin waving bye-bye, they are reaching developmental milestones. While children develop at their own pace, developmental milestones provide a guide to help you understand what to expect as your child grows. Learn more:

Early Intervention/Developmental Screening

Developmental screenings are simple and easy check-ups that assess if your child is developing like most children of the same age. Children benefit most when concerns are addressed early. Learn more:

Early Learning/School Readiness

Mastering kindergarten readiness skills is one way to ensure your child feels confident and prepared for their first day of school. Kindergarten readiness encompasses both practical skills for success and social-emotional skills that enable children to interact with their peers in a classroom setting. Parents play a pivotal role in preparing their children for this important milestone. Learn more:

Caregiver-Child Relationships

Positive and nurturing interactions with caregivers provide a strong foundation for emotional well-being, cognitive growth, and social skills. Investing time and effort into building a loving and supportive bond sets the stage for a child’s lifelong success. The following resources can help enhance the caregiver-child relationship, providing support and guidance for your shared journey: