Parent Resources

In this section you will find articles and other information helpful to parents of preschool children.


Think you can spot a developmental milestone?  Take the milestones quiz to find out! Developmental milestones are skills that mark a child’s development; things most children can do by a certain age. Milestones like babbling, finding hidden objects, and playing alongside or with other kids provide clues about your child’s developmental health.  So, look for your child’s milestones regularly, celebrate them, and record them to share with your child’s pediatrician. 

AAP recently launched Physical Developmental Delays: What toLook For , an interactive online tool, for parents of children ages 5 and under to use when they are concerned about their child’s motor development. 

Click here for the current Great Parents, Great Start Parent Coalition meeting.  They are held throughout the county, have topics of interest to all families, and childcare and dinner is provided.  I recommend attending!

Enjoy a great booklet from the CDC about child development.

Track your child's development with this unique chart also from the CDC.

Information from the Health Department regarding changes in Immunization Rules.  Parents not wishing to have children fully immunized must schedule appointments at the Health Department to obtain a Waiver.  Otherwise, all children must be fully immunized, and supply proof of that immunization, prior to preschool entry.

Developmental milestone chart

Here is a great source of documented information and monthly newsletters:

Look for some great parent resources from the National Head Start Early Learning and Knowledge Center.

Help Me Grow flyer

Information about the FLU...are your children vaccinated yet?

Keep your child safe on the Internet.  

Parenting Series from Great Start Oakland.

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers    

What is Developmental Screening?

If you would like to know more about your child's development, please click here to complete the:

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Dolly Parton has partnered with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan Educational Preparedness to provide books free of charge each month to children that are registered. Here is the link to register:

View a short video explaining our Language is Key program:

For Families:

Talking is Teaching Family Guide (PDF available in English and Spanish)

Talking is Teaching Storybook (PDF available in English and Spanish )

Tips for Infants & Toddlers (PDF)Here are the latest nutrition newsletters to make meals healthy and fun for you and your child.Please scroll down to find helpful parenting information.

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