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Prenatal Development: Click here for videos on prenatal substance use and the impact.  Fetal Development Brochure

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ZERO TO THREE: Early development articles on topics such as: challenging behaviors, brain development, nutrition, play, sleep, and temper tantrums. Click here for the Zero to Three website.

Baby Brain Map: Using this interactive tool, find out how a baby’s brain develops during the early years what you can do to enrich a very young child’s development. Click here for the brain map.

First Candle’s Safe Sleep video shares lifesaving information to help parents and caregivers protect their babies from SIDS, suffocation and accidents during sleep. Available in both English and Spanish. To view click here.

Healthy From the Start:  Offers parents information on how feeding skills unfold over the first three years.  Explores how feeding is much more than about food—it is a chance to bond with children and nurture their social-emotional skills.  Strategies for dealing with “picky eaters”.  Click here to view.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Click here to view these developmental milestones. Early recognition of developmental disabilities is key for parents. Watch a video on  early developmental milestones here. Learn more about typical and atypical behaviors on Autism Speaks.

CDC Parent Portal: A wealth of information from across all of CDC, including safety at home,  immunization schedules, and how to handle common parenting challenges at all ages and stages. Click here for the Parent Portal.

A Guide to Raising Connected Children: Based on the latest neuroscience research, this guide contains sections for newborns to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, and 3 to 4 years old. Link to download the Guide.

What Do I Say Now? Video and Tips for Parents-Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safely

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