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Encouraging Your Child's Development

Resources & Websites

For more information about your child’s development and activities that you can use to encourage his/her development visit these web sites:

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties provides Early Head Start Services. Early Head Start is a national program established to serve pregnant women and children ages birth to three. The program recognizes that by providing services at an early age, a child's growth and development can be significantly impacted.

Answers4Families is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance. When there is someone in your family with special needs, you may find yourself looking for answers.

Born Learning provides easy, fun action steps that parents, grandparents and caregivers can use every day. Born Learning makes it simple and easy for parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers to find out about, understand and apply the latest research to help children come to school ready to succeed. The material helps parents make learning fun and take advantage of everyday moments.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning website provides training and resources for parents and childcare providers regarding behavior and social/emotional development of young children.

Early Childhood Planning Region Team 225 is a local interagency council consisting of parents, special education providers, school district representatives, and community agencies that work together to discuss issues of regional concern related to services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Early Development Network - The Early Development Network (EDN) provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. The Network is staffed by friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families. The Network also can connect families with other families who have had similar experiences.

HealthyChildren.org - The American Academy of Pediatrics (APA) has launched a new Web site, which was created to provide reliable, up-to-date information on child health and parenting issues. It also provides information on the APA's many programs, activities, policies, guidelines and publications.

My Baby’s Hearing – Boys Town National Research Hospital – will provide information  new born hearing, language and learning and parent support groups.

Nebraska Department of Education-Office of Early Childhood Special Education This link provides leadership, guidance and support to: develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships that address the needs of young children and their families; and provide professional development, technical assistance and resources for personnel in early childhood care and education settings.

Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision seeks to ensure that every child entering school in Nebraska is visually ready to learn through expanding the SEE TO LEARN program in Nebraska.

Nebraska Office of Early Childhood This link will connect you with the Office of Early Childhood website at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Nebraska Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) - Provide training, information and support to Nebraska parents and others who have an interest in children from birth through twenty-six and who receive or who might need special education or related services. Enable parents to have the capacity to improve educational outcomes for all children.

ZERO to THREE The mission of ZERO to THREE is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.