RESOURCES

For those living with and caring for children

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211 Delaware

Delaware 2-1-1 provides one central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer the support to make a difference. Whether faced with the panic of a natural disaster or struggling to meet everyday basic needs, Delaware residents can rely on 2-1-1 for a direct response and prompt assistance.

211 Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow will connect you to help for a healthy pregnancy, screening that will help make sure your child’s growth is on track, and support for being the best parent you can be. Help Me Grow helps you get the health and services you need.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities in a variety of ways including developing policy, conducting research, lobbying Congress, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education.

Beau Biden Foundation

The Beau Biden Foundation works to prevent child abuse through educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country.

Business First Steps

Business First Steps guides users through the steps to open a business in Delaware

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is a faith-based, social services organization, delivering programs to help with basic needs, food assistance, emergency shelter, counseling, immigration support and weatherization.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Milestones App

Learn about and Download the easy to use milestone tracker app from the CDC. It is available for IOS and Apple in English and Spanish.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

A federal program that gives cash reimbursements to child care institutions and family day care home for providing meals and snacks that meet federal nutritional guidelines to the children in their care.

Child Care and Development Fund State Plan

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan serves as an application for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds by providing a description of, and assurance about, the Delaware’s child care program and all services available to eligible families.

Child Care Association of Sussex County (Sussex County Director’s Group)

A group of professionals who meet on a monthly basis, rotating among child care programs, community halls, libraries, and more! The group provides a tight-knit network of both Family Child Care Providers, and Center-Based Providers. Providers participate as a sounding board, support group, and idea launchpad for anyone functioning within an administrative capacity in and around Sussex County. Participation is open to anyone within the Early Childhood Field, regardless of their location. For more information, please email sussexearlyed@outlook.com

Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Aware of America® is a national organization that helps families learn how to locate and choose quality child care in their communities.

Child Development Watch (CDW)

The statewide early intervention program for children ages birth to 3. The program’s mission is to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet the needs of their young children.

Child Inc.

A social service agency offering programs including counseling services for children and families, foster care homes, Delaware’s only shelter for abused and neglected children, parent education, two shelters for battered women and their children, advocacy for domestic violence victims, a domestic violence hotline and a family visitation center.

Childcare.gov

ChildCare.gov provides links to State or Territory child care websites that parents use to search for child care and consumer education information.

Children & Families First

CFF strengthens Delaware families through programs that support healthy babies, new moms, early care and education, teens, positive parenting, family resources, community schools, the workplace, foster care and adoption.

Consumer Statement

DHSS is required to provide CCDF eligible families a statement in hard copy or electronically. Delaware is including their statement on mychildde.

Delaware Afterschool Network

Along with their partners, this organization works to: create a long-term policy voice for afterschool programs; support policies that bolster high-quality programs; and increase public awareness regarding afterschool programs.

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children (Deaeyc)

An affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age eight. Founded in 1969, deaeyc serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all young children and their families in Delaware. Deaeyc has also led the state’s Advocacy work for Early Childhood Education (ECE). Deaeyc houses the following programs: T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware® (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps), WAGE$®, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant.

Delaware Department of Education

Everything you need to know about education in the state of Delaware.

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.