Child Development For Families

WV Resources

  • Help Me Grow West Virginia
    Parents, families and friends can call Help Me Grow directly to be connected to a care coordinator who can talk with them about how their child is doing, mail a developmental screening tool and connect them to the appropriate resources.
  • WV Early Head Start/Head Start
    Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns three years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program.
  • WV Birth to Three
    WV Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family.
  • WVU Medicine Neurodevelopmental Center
    provides treatment for children with neurodevelopmental delays including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy and applied behavior analysis.
  • WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities
    provides a variety of services and supports to individuals with disabilities in WV, their families and professionals who work with them.
  • WV Family Resource Network
    organizations that respond to the needs and opportunities of the community.
  • WV Parent Training and Information
    empowers parents of children with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children.
  • Mountain State Healthy Families
    accredited in-home family education program offered free of charge to families in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne Counties in WV.

National Resources

  • Parent Favorites from Birth to Three
    A collection of the highest trending resources for parents.
  • CDC Milestone Tracker App
    Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
  • Healthy Growth Android App
    developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics gives care providers the unique ability to create custom handouts for parents on vital topics of healthy growth, nutrition, and physical activity for children 5 years of age and younger. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
    offers resources for parents/guardians and professionals on areas of child development including both training modules and articles
  • Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look for Tool- an interactive online tool for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child’s motor development. Pediatricians who are approached by parents and caregivers with these concerns can refer to the AAP neuromotor screening resources.
  • Parent Toolkit
    provides a valuable resource of developmental milestones from birth to adulthood. Has how-to videos on a wide range of topics for parenting, including general topics, employment information for parents, and teaching moments for children
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
    offers resources for parents/guardians and professionals on areas of child development including both training modules and articles
  • Healthy Children
    Run completely by pediatricians with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Provides developmental information from birth through young adult, common questions for pediatricians, guides on seeking medical treatment, pediatrician locator, child symptom checker, healthy living information, and much more
  • Kids in the House
    a huge resource for everything involving parenthood and a child’s development. Offers webinars, videos, blogs, and a community forum for parents. Has an option for an online parenting advice chat with a professional, immediately connects
  • Text4Baby
    app which provides developmental texts, pediatrician and prenatal appointment reminders, and informational videos. Also includes a community of professionals and mothers to talk with
  • Bright Futures: Promoting Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Implementation
    Promoting Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Implementation tip sheet for promoting health for children and youth with special health care needs
  • Physical and Developmental Delays What to Look for Tool
    A program to enhance the health & development of infants and children
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