Parent Resources

reading 4Child Care Resources

  • Child Care Resources Inc.
    Resources to help select a child care program that meets your family's specific needs.
  • Child Care Search
    A program of Child Care Resources, Inc. that helps you find a child care program that meets your family's needs.

  • Choosing Quality Child Care Checklist
    The NCDHHS Division of Child Development compiled a list of questions and issues that you may want to discuss with potential child care providers. The Division recommends that parents make multiple visits to facilities to gain first hand knowledge of the child care program.

Educational programs & tools

  • Cabarrus County Public Library
    Connecting residents with information and resources that educate, enrich and empower.
  • 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.
  • Reach Out and Read
    Prepares Cabarrus County's youngest children for success in school by partnering with doctors who prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
  • Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
    This is a free program offered in Concord, NC that offers parents and other caregivers the opportunity to support their children's early learning through every day activities, and build relationships with other participants.
  • 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.

Health & development

Medical Facilities & Resources

Safety

  • Crib Information Center
    Recalls, regulations and standards, and other resources related to cribs, bassinets or play yards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
    A nonprofit organization that works to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Special needs & Mental Health

  • Amazing Grace Advocacy
    Provides advocacy and support for families of children with a dual diagnosis of mental health and intellectual disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal Innovations
    Helping people with mental and behavioral needs get the services and support they need.
  • Innovative Approaches
    Working in partnership with families, medical providers and community agencies to improve the system of care for children, youth and young adults with special health care needs.
  • 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.

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