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.

atTACK Addiction

atTAcK addiction is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group created in memory of Tyler Armstrong Keister after his accidental overdose. Our goal is to help young people realize the dangers of alcohol and drugs so that they and their families never have to experience the pain, tragedy and loneliness that accompany addiction.

The main purpose of the group is to educate and bring awareness of addiction as a disease, rather than the stigma that is suffered in shame by the person with the disease and their loved ones. Attack Addiction seeks to educate by speaking at schools, prisons and any other venues where there is an interest in learning more about the disease of addiction. We strive to bring real and effective change to existing drug policy, We are not a support group, but we end up supporting those in recovery, those who have a loved one in recovery or those who have lost a loved one to the disease.

Autism Delaware

Navigating the autism world can be complex and overwhelming. If you are a parent or caregiver seeking answers, we can help you with comprehensive, accessible, family-centered support.

We provide support for families with new autism diagnoses and families who need ongoing support through two programs, our Autism Care Team (ACT) program and our Family Navigation program.

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.

Birth to Three Regional Programs (previously known as Child Development Watch)

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.

Black Mothers In Power

Black Mothers in Power seeks to eradicate racial health disparities for Black birthing people and Black babies throughout Delaware. Black Mothers in Power envisions a state where all Black birthing people are informed about their birthing rights, have autonomy over their reproductive decisions, and are treated equitably in the healthcare system.

Books Balls & Blocks (BBB)

Books Balls & Blocks (BBB) offers free, fun family events that provide early childhood developmental screenings for children 9 months to 5 years old (siblings are welcome too!). Come play with your child and learn how games and activities stimulate your child’s development. Skill-building activities focus on: Communication and language, Cognition and problem solving, Gross and fine motor skills and Literacy.

Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware strives to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Delaware by imparting current and evidence-based information and skills to enable parents, families, health practitioners, and community leaders to make informed decisions.

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.

Champions for Children’s Mental Health

Champions for Children’s Mental Health empowers, inspires and educates Delaware families caring for children with behavioral and mental health concerns. We believe in the dignity of every family, in the importance of hope and the unique value of lived experience.

We use our experience and training to help families with children who have behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Our specialized experience allows us to advocate on behalf of these families with children who have mental or behavioral health challenges.

Our team offers support, connects families with resources and services, and can help you navigate care systems.

Family support services have been shown to reduce hospitalizations, improve caregiver outcomes, increase family well-being, and help to unite families.

Champions for Children’s Mental Health supports families who do not have private insurance. Children do not need to be active with any type of treatment or services for families to participate. Champions for Children is striving to offer support at the earliest stage of family need. Families can now self-refer with proof of their child’s diagnosis.

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

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 Find

If you think your child ages 3yrs-5yrs might have a developmental delays or a disability, please contact the Child Find department within your school district. You can find the full list of phone number on the Delaware Department of Education website. If you are unsure which school district you live in, you can search with your address.


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.