Online Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Online Resources for Parents of Children Ages 0-5
Help Me Grow
HelpMeGrowMN.org | Visit Help Me Grow website for videos and checklists that show what babies, toddlers, and preschoolers typically do at different ages.
momenough.com | Mother-daughter co-hosts Marti and Erin Erickson invite you to explore with them the many facets of motherhood- from daily joys and struggles to balancing work and family, to consider the big questions of how society views and values mothers and mothering.
parentaware.org | Parent Aware is a free service to help you find the Minnesota child care providers that are rated best at preparing young children for kindergarten. This till can help you select high-quality child care and early education.
Minnesota Learn the Signs, Act Early
Itsae.umn.edu | Minnesota Act Early aims to educate parents and professional about healthy childhood development, early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, the importance of routine developmental screening, and timely intervention whenever there is concern.
babycenter.com | Find information from BabyCenter on pregnancy, children's health, parenting and more, including expert advice and weekly newsletters that detail your child's development.
parentingcounts.org | Follow the "developmental Timeline" link for information on physical, social and emotional, cognitive and learning, and language and communication milestones for children from birth to age 5.
text4baby.org | Get FREE messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.
Zero to Three
zerotothree.org/parenting | Get free parenting resources to support your child's healthy development from birth to age 3.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
cdc.gov/actearly | Download the CDC's Free Milestone Tracker app. Track your child's development and act early if you have a concern. The CDC website also has a wealth of information on child development from birth to 5 years.
thinksmall.org | Finding the right care can be overwhelming. Think Small is a free service that provides information, tools, and knowledge to help identify childcare and early education options.
Help Me Connect
Help Me Connect | A navigator connecting expectant families, families with young children, and those working with families to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being.