RESOURCES

For those living with and caring for children

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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.

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 critical direct care human services.

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 Care and Development Fund State Plan Draft

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 Aware of America

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

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 by delivering an innovative and effective continuum of community-based social services.

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 Division of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program protects the health of Delawareans by preventing childhood lead poisoning and promoting health among children (0 – 6 years of age) through education, safe environments, screening and early intervention.

Delaware Early Childhood Programs Chart

Looking out for Delaware’s youngest is the job of many state offices. This chart outlines how Delaware’s agencies are organized within different departments and divisions.

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA)

The Delaware State Housing Authority provides and assists others to provide, quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans.

Delaware Thrives

DE Thrives connects you with resources, programs and social networks for reproductive life planning, having a healthy pregnancy, raising healthy babies and more.

Division of Social Services

The Division of Social Services offers finnancial supports for low-income families

Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Programs Policy Draft

Delaware is committed to ensuring that all of our children receive the best early education possible by using a proactive and systemic approach to building resilience, and finding alternatives to preschool suspension and expulsion. Using this as a foundation, Delaware has developed this “Best Practice Statement for the Prevention of Expulsion and Suspension from Early Childhood Programs.”

Food Bank of Delaware

A statewide nonprofit agency whose vision is a community free of hunger

Kids Count

Kids Count in Delaware provides high-quality data about the well-being of children, youth and their families for the purpose of effecting positive changes in policy, priorities and programs.

Consumer Education is designed to help parents access information in order to make informed consumer choices
and to strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in care.