The following resources can help you find information that relate to:
- Your Child’s Brain
- Your Child’s Development
- You and Your Child
- When Your Child is Not With You
Your Child's Brain
Resource: There are many factors that can influence the development of a baby during pregnancy and after birth. Until recently researchers knew little about the relationship between an pregnant mom’s mental health and how her baby’s brain would develop after it was born.
Resource: Includes articles, tips, recipes and videos to provide healthy nutrition for your child.
Resource: The Early Learning Standards provide information about what children usually know or are able to do within specific age ranges. There are also examples of specific ways a child may show adults what he/she knows or is able to do. Also provided are ways families can encourage and support their child in learning.
Your Child's Development
Resource: Turn everyday moments into learning opportunities for your child. Get tips for morning, outdoor, any time, meal time, story time, and bed time.
Resource: This Early Intervention child find and family information brochure is a statewide public awareness document utilized by all Infant/Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Programs. The brochure includes common language to describe Early Intervention so parents know that their child receives Early Intervention services regardless of where they live throughout the state. The brochure can be used for families, early care and education agencies providers, physicians, child find activities, etc.
Resource: Help your child learn with everyday activities to do with your child using every day items. Check out different themed early learning activities. There’s even a list of books that match the theme.
Resource: One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism and become familiar with the typical developmental milestones that your child should be reaching.
Resource: The Parenting Counts Timeline offers access to research-based information about your child’s development from birth to five.
You and Your Child
Resource: Research has shown that striking a child, yelling at or shaming them can elevate stress hormones and lead to changes to a child’s brain. Harsh verbal abuse is also linked to mental health problems as children get older. Find suggestions for other methods to teach children right from wrong that are safer and more effective.
Resource: This research-based video will help you to better understand your 16 to 60 month old child.
Resource: Did you know that when children are playing, they are learning? It’s true! When I Play, I Learn has fun activities using every day items, like a towel, measuring cups, a box, or a blanket. See what activities your child can do and what skills they are learning. Then see how you can help!
Resource: Tips on setting rules and discipline for young children narrated by Fred Rogers.
Resource: Kindergarten Here I Come! is an activity guide that helps you prepare your child for Kindergarten.
Resource: Reading together is a great way to bond and get your child excited about learning. This article has simple tips to help children with low visit enjoy reading with you.
When Your Child is Not With You
Resource: Let’s face it– trying to find child care can be hard. You want your child in a quality child care or early learning program. What do you look for so your child will be safe, happy and learning?
Resource: You want your child to be safe and secure when you enroll them in a daycare, child care or early learning program. Checking on who inspects the program is a good start. Learn more.
Resource: Hub for information related to child protection and child abuse, including a link for mandated reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse.
Resource: Searchable directory of offenders of certain criminal acts in Pennsylvania.