Act Early – CDC
Learn the signs to act early. Providing information and tools to track your child’s development. From birth to 5, certain milestones should be reached in how your child plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves.
Website: Act Early
Child Development Watch
Delaware’s early intervention program for children birth – 3. Enhancing the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and the capacity of their families to meet the needs of their young children.
Website: Child Development Watch
Child Development Watch services are by appointment only:
New Castle County: Chopin Building, (302) 283-7240 or (800) 671-0050
Kent/Sussex County: Milford Walnut Blg, (302) 424-7300 or (800) 752-9393
Children and Families First Delaware
Helping parents and children across Delaware develop solutions to meet challenges and embrace opportunities. Providing social, educational and mental health services that cover the lifespan.
Website: Children & Families First Delaware (CFFDE)
Contact: 302-658-5177 (New Castle County) / 800-220-3092
Cord Blood Banking
Helping expectant mothers and families learn more about cord blood banking.
Website: Cord Blood Banking
A downloadable guide to cord blood banking.
Website: Cord Blood Guide
Delaware ECAP and Head Start Program
Early Childhood Assistance Program – ECAP: Providing comprehensive child development programs for low-income families with children age 4 and eligible for kindergarten the following year.
Head Start: Providing child development services to children age 3 to school entry at or below the poverty.
Delaware Newborn Screening Program
This program is intended to identify newborn babies with one of a number of rare disorders.
Website: Delaware Newborn Screening Program
Great Starts Delaware
Providing early learning and child development services for children with high needs, including those who are low-income, children with disabilities and dual language learners, in order to improve children’s outcomes and readiness for school and life.
Website: Great Starts Delaware
Help Me Grow
Helping parents and caregivers find the information and resources they need to answer their questions, including help with a healthy pregnancy, screening for conditions that might impact development, parenting support and access to health and social services.
Link: DE Thrives – Help Me Grow
Impact on Health And Wellness
Promoting a holistic approach to health and wellness for families and children, including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities. Find materials, tools and other resources to learn skills to build healthy relationships, healthy families, and healthy communities. A project of National Family Voices.
Infant Hearing – NCHAM
Working to ensure all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.
Website: Infant Hearing.org
Including Young Children w Disabilities
Information on children with special needs and their rights to receive care and education in the least restrictive environment along with their age-appropriate peers.
Article: Including Young Children w Disabilities In Typical Early Childhood Settings
Well Visit Planner
A free online tool to help families prepare for their children’s upcoming well-child visits to the health care provider. It takes 10-15 minutes to fill out and can be printed to take to your child’s doctor visit.
Link: Well-Visit Planner
CDC’S Milestones In Action
A FREE library of photos and videos of developmental milestones. Learn the signs, then act early.
Link: Milestones in Action
Una biblioteca gratuita de fotos y videos de los indicadores del desarrollo. Aprenda los signos, reaccione temprano.
Link: Indicadores en acción
CDC’s Developmental Milestones Quiz
Learn the signs of Autism and early childhood development. Take the CDC’s “Are You As Sharp As A Tack” Developmental Milestones quiz today.