Parent Resources

Free Programs and Tools

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - A free program that mails a new book to registered children until they turn 5. Available to children who reside in Cabarrus County and are under the age of 5.

ReadyRosie - Families in the Cabarrus County Schools district can receive a free subscription to ReadyRosie, an online resource that provides daily, modeled activities for adults to do with their children, from infancy up to age six.

Text4Baby - A free app that makes it even easier for you to get critical health and safety information for your baby.

Health and Safety

Be Active Kids - Fun activities to keep you and your children moving.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Parent Information - Learn how to handle common parenting challenges through interactive activities, videos and more.

Healthy Cabarrus - a multi-sector initiative designed to improve the health of those who live, work, learn, play and utilize services in Cabarrus County. - Information about the health and well-being of young children (powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics).

Medication Drop Box Locations - Medicine drop boxes in Cabarrus County are anonymous and a secure way to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications.

MyPlate - Healthy eating and nutrition recommendations for children.

NC Department of Health & Human Services - Provides essential human services that protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians.

North Carolina WIC (Women, Infants & Children) - A special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Safe Kids Worldwide - A nonprofit organization that works to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Special needs

Cabarrus County Child Find - Offers a free screening and/or evaluation for children ages 2-5 who are suspected of having a developmental delay or disability.

NC Infant-Toddler Program - Provides support and services for families and their children, birth to three, who have special needs. Referrals are made to the Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) locally. CDSA - 1065 Vinehaven Drive, Concord, NC 28028 - (704) 786-9181.


Immunizations & Developmental Milestones - A printable resource for parents to keep record of their child's milestones, growth and immunizations from birth to age 6.

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