The information provided below is intended to be an accessible resource for all parents on a variety of topics. While we have not authored these resources, they have been carefully selected for you. Please feel free to suggest other topics that may of interest to you or other parents.
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Resources for Age Appropriate Health Related Screenings: Vision, Speech/Language, Hearing, and Developmental (including sensory, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, and socio-emotional)
The Infant & Toddler Connection (ages birth to 2 years old)
Child Find (ages 2 to 5 years old)
- Milestones of Child Development
- 20 Actions that Strengthen Family Relationships
- Alternatives to Screen Time
- Building Core Capabilities for Life
- Social and Emotional Development
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- 7 Tips for Disciplining your Toddler
- It’s Potty Time!
Health and Safety
- Heatstroke Safety Tips
- Child Dental Health
- Mold Activity Book for Families English Spanish
- Safe Sleep for Infants
- Vaccinations and Preventable Diseases English Spanish
- Importance of Well Child Care
- Finding Help in a Domestic Violence Situation
- Information on Cerebal Palsy:Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder and leading cause of disability in young children. Approximately 8,000 babies and between 1,200 and 1,500 preschool-age children are diagnosed each year.Cerebral palsy occurs as a result of a brain injury sustained during fetal development or birth. However, because the symptoms of CP affect a child’s coordination and independent movement, the injury is not always diagnosed right away, especially when the symptoms are mild.Parents usually notice that something is wrong when a child fails to reach developmental milestones such as:rolling over
City of Alexandria Social Services Resources
The Center for Children and Families provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development.