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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

2-1-1 HELP ME GROW: Kick Start Your Baby’s Development by Talking to Them!

2-1-1 HELP ME GROW: Kick Start Your Baby’s Development by Talking to Them!

February 24, 2017

Even before your child’s first words, they will develop their own unique way of communicating with you. As soon as your child is born start talking, singing and rhyming about anything and everything. Even before they walk or talk, babies learn by what they see, hear and feel. According to Zero to Three, most babies[…..]

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: How to Find Developmental Screenings near You

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: How to Find Developmental Screenings near You

February 13, 2017

Developmental milestones are clues that your child’s growth is on track. The way they listen, talk, move, behave and learn at certain ages are big milestones. Every parent should know, track and ask doctors about developmental milestones. It’s the key to a healthy start in life. Developmental screening is a way for your doctor to[…..]

Quality Time Activity

QT30: The Perfect Heart Art

February 9, 2017

Every day that you spend with your child they learn and grow. The simplest activities can lead to a happy and healthy life for your child. The first 1000 days of your child’s life fly by, but how those days are spent will determine your child’s behavior and success in school. February is the month[…..]

Home Visiting: Special Resources

HOME VISITING: A Special Resource for Mother, Family and Baby

February 5, 2017

If you are pregnant, know that it is alright to ask for support. Becoming a parent can be a rewarding experience as well as an overwhelming one. Home Visiting is a program that can help you learn effective parenting techniques and practices for your child to thrive. Your home visitor will provide an educational experience[…..]