Infants and Toddlers

Baby RobertBabies are amazing! Brain research has shown us that early childhood experiences are critical to the developing brain. The quality of experiences and relationships in the first three years has a deep and lasting impact on how children’s brains develop and holds the key to their future. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It helps a child’s brain develop and nourishes the child’s potential for a lifetime.

Do you have questions about your child’s development?

You can find out the answers with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires,  a project of Metro United Way and Success by 6. These free, easy-to-use questionnaires will help you follow your child’s development from one month to five years of age. PLUS, they will help you and your children connect to resources and services in our community. The early years are so important. Help your child come to school prepared to achieve life-long success.

Contact Metro United Way for your Ages & Stages Questionnaire by calling 2-1-1 or


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Shaken Baby Syndrome
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Retrieved September 30, 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new Web page on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), which includes facts, statistics, public awareness resources, strategies to prevent SBS, and more. To access the Web page, go to
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
The website has a wealth of valuable information including free parent guides and brochures.
Online resource for teachers and parents of young children, infants to age 8.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children- a national organization promoting excellence in early childhood education.

Brazelton TOUCHPOINTS Center. Early Childcare and Education Training
Based on Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s extensive clinical practice and research, the Touchpoints approach emphasizes the building of supportive alliances between parents and providers around key points in the development of young children.
The program for Infant/Toddler care-promoting responsive, caring relationships for infants and toddlers.
The Childbirth Media Center is a forum for childbirth education that provides you, the viewer, with award winning educational programs in short, easy to view episodes!

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