RESOURCES

For those living with and caring for children

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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.”

First State Community Action Agency

First State Community Action Agency’s mission is to eliminate the root causes of poverty, by operating a variety of programs designed to support clients with emergencies, heating/cooling, youth, family, training and employment.

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.

Kids Health from Nemours

Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource has personal and family resources for members of the military.

Ministry of Caring

Ministry of Caring is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides those living in poverty in the greater Wilmington area support services such as child care, dining rooms, emergency shelter and housing options.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has information on vehicle safety information including car seats

Nemours Healthy Living Resources

Nemours has resources to help families raise healthy kids

Office of Child Care Licensing report of death, serious injuries and substantiated child abuse

On the parents page of the Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) website you can find the number of deaths, serious injuries and substantiated cases of child abuse of children while they were in child care.

Parent Information Center (PIC)

“The Parent Information Center of Delaware’s mission is to advance effective parent engagement in education. PIC is especially focused on supporting families of children with disabilities, birth-26, gain access to supports and services in their community and school to assist them with accessing their education”

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

PAT provides optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their family through home visits. It is a statewide program serving children birth through the age of five focusing on school readiness.

Quality Time-30 minutes (QT30)

When an adult spends thirty minutes of quality time with a baby or toddler child each and every day, they are giving them a great head start in life. The child will have better health, do better in school and get along better in life. Its super-simple…and, it works! The QT30 site offers ideas for how to spend quality time with children ages 0-8.

Stand By Me

Stand By Me offers free one-on-one support to Delawareans who want to understand more about their money, make good financial decisions, and achieve financial goals

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency. Their mission is to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products through education, safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement.

Wilmington Early Care Council

The mission of the Wilmington Early Care & Education Council (WECEC) is that all Wilmington children can have access to an integrated early childhood system which fosters collaboration among existing programs, and identifies gaps in current delivery systems for children birth through 8 years old.

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.