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 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 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 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 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 Council

The mission of the Delaware Early Childhood Council (ECC) is to promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood system, birth to eight, which provides the highest quality services and environment for Delaware’s children and their families.

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 Family Fatherhood Coalition

The Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition (DFFC) is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative created specifically to give a voice to fathers and the importance of their involvement for the well-being of their children.

Delaware Guidance

Delaware Guidance Services provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Delaware Readiness Teams

A statewide initiative of volunteer based teams that strengthens communities at a local level and help children from birth through age eight get ready for school and life. The current statewide initiatives are kindergarten readiness and registration, developmental screening and family empowerment.

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.