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  1. QT30: Fourth of July fireworks!

    QT30: Fourth of July fireworks!

    The best part of your day is the time you spend with your child. Spend at least thirty minutes doing quality time activities with the child in your life. Quality time supports your child’s growth and boosts his or her development. Quality time with a child exercises the mind, creates an avenue for learning, and[…..]

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  2. Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

    Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

    Free Baby Formula Available for Delawareans We all want what is best for our children, and of course that includes proper and safe nutrition for our babies and toddlers. We understand the toll the low supply of baby formula has taken on Delaware families, and we are here to help guide you with trusted and[…..]

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  3. QT30: Why the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are remarkable

    QT30: Why the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are remarkable

    A child’s brain rapidly grows and constantly transforms. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, their brains, and their emotions. Spending quality time with kids is important to support their development. You help children learn with each moment of eye contact, each new word you[…..]

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  4. 8 Great Places to Play in Delaware

    8 Great Places to Play in Delaware

    The second Saturday in June is National Family Health and Fitness Day. Here are 8 spots in Delaware that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy getting fit, spending quality time with your family, and still having fun!

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  5. Black Maternal Health Week: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!

    Black Maternal Health Week: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!

    Black Maternal Health Week takes place nationally April 11–17. Founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance​ (BMMA), the week sets aside time and resources to specifically raise awareness of the inequities Black women and their infants encounter, build activism, rally our communities, and empower all voices to drive change. While it is truly inspiring to see[…..]

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  6. Infant and Toddler Mouth Care.  What You Need to Know

    Infant and Toddler Mouth Care. What You Need to Know

    The joy and excitement you feel after meeting your new baby can also be a stressful time for families. Developing a routine for eating, sleeping, bathing, and oral care may be challenging.  Did you know that it is important to clean your infants’ gums after a feeding?  Babies need help to remove bacteria and sugars[…..]

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  7. Teething – What to Expect?

    Teething – What to Expect?

    Teething begins when a tooth breaks through the gums. Teething can be a difficult time for the infant and adults.  Infants can become fussy, have trouble sleeping, drool more than normal or lose their appetite. When to expect the first tooth? The age that the first tooth appears is different for each baby.  Many babies[…..]

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  8. Timing Your Treats Are the Trick

    Timing Your Treats Are the Trick

    The real ghouls on Halloween are the ones who tell you don’t eat candy, don’t drink soda, eliminate sugar from your diet and pass out fruit, or sugarless candy during Halloween. Let’s be real! Halloween will always be the sweetest day of the year. Only one time a year can children can fill buckets with[…..]

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  9. Black Breastfeeding Week 2022

    Black Breastfeeding Week 2022

    There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

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  10. Prematurity Awareness Month: How to Lower the Risks

    Prematurity Awareness Month: How to Lower the Risks

    Did you know that one in every 10 babies is born prematurely each year in the United States? A premature (or preterm) birth is when a baby is born at least three weeks before the due date. A developing baby goes through important growth throughout pregnancy, including in the final months and weeks. For example,[…..]

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  11. ChristianaCare Health Ambassadors on the Go!

    The ChristianaCare Health Ambassadors are always on the go to help families any way they can. Breanna Thomas has been active with tabling community events to provide outreach to educate families and community members about the program. They did a backpack giveaway and provided outreach at the New Castle County Farmers’ Market and a vaccination[…..]

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  12. Healthy Families Delaware Shares Success Stories ​We continue to be amazed by the extraordinary families we work with throughout our statewide Healthy Families Delaware (HFD) program. So we are celebrating three moms who have persevered despite their challenges and are truly a testament to the word RESILIENCY. Mom has been a consistent partner with HFD for two years. She’s been[…..]

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  13. Have You Seen the New COVID-19 Resources Provided by Head Start?

    View the latest videos and information on COVID-19 vaccines and precautions for kids, families, staff, teachers, and more. Learn about smart safety measures we all can take at home, in class, and especially in person. COVID-19: Health Considerations | ECLKC ( Need tips for talking to families about COVID-19? Check out this one-page handout! Tips[…..]

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  14. Home Visiting Champion of the Quarter

    I would like to nominate Kristi Gamuciello-Smith. She is the assistant program manager, a wife, and a mom of at least six kids — and anyone else who enters her home. She was a rock star prior to COVID-19, and during the pandemic, she’s been a rock of support for home visitors and families alike. She carries a[…..]

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  15. Data Digest from Vik

    Data Digest from Vik

    The Delaware MIECHV-funded home visiting program, which consists of CFF/HFA and several of the PAT sites, recently completed another quarter of services and reporting. As of June 30, 2021, the program continues to support approximately 400 households, and it fares well on many of the process measures involving the early childhood setting and referrals. These[…..]

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