Parent Resources

Child Care Resources

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

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 & development

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.

HealthyChildren.org - Information about the health and well-being of young children (powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics).

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

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.

Zero to Three Parenting Resources - Information and tools that are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children's growth and development.

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

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.

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