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5 ways screen time can benefit children and families The AAP recommends five ways for parents and young children to use media positively. Document
7 Secrets to Toddler Discipline Just saying “no” doesn’t always work. How to get your child to live and learn -- and not lose your cool in the process. Document
8 Things to Remember About Child Development Experiences in the earliest years of life form the foundation of brain architecture, for better or for worse. Learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan are all built on that foundation. Website
89 Percent of Parents Would Have Emotionally Healthier Kids If They Stopped This 1 Habit Researchers found a connection between parents who stopped to interact with devices such as phones, tablets, or laptops during time with their children and those children's behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, whining, and tantrums. Document
A Guide for Parents: Questions to Ask When Seeking Child Care for Children with Special Needs A tip sheet with guiding questions for family members to use when seeking an early care and education program for a child with special needs. Tipsheet
A Guide to Developmental Milestones, Red Flags, Early Intervention and Inclusion This video, produced for the Somali community, addresses developmental milestones for children and red flags for developmental delays as well as covering the topics of early identification and early intervention. This video also contains interviews with Somali parents of children who have special needs and an interview with a Somali physician. Website
A Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management These modules provide health professionals with information to help them prevent oral diseases, which still afflict many U.S. children, especially children from families with low incomes, children in certain minority groups, and children with special health care needs. The modules assist health professionals in performing an oral screening to identify infants and children at increased risk for oral health problems, offering referrals to oral health professionals, and providing parents with anticipatory guidance. Document
A Universal Checklist for Early Intervention This Practice Guide from TRACE (Tracking, Referral, and Assessment Center for Excellence) provides a universal checklist for identifying infants and toddlers that may be eligible for early intervention. The checklist was specifically developed to facilitate and streamline the identification of potentially eligible children without the need to administer screening or developmental tests and was designed to be used by primary referral sources to make referrals to early intervention. Document
About Autism in Toddlers About Autism in Toddlers is a great tool for families and professionals interested in learning how to recognize the early signs of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. It includes videos on the core features of autism and information on the importance of early identification. This is the first in a series of free online resources being developed by the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. Website
Access to Pre-K Education Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act This policy brief is an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and discusses policies that can help to increase the number of homeless children in pre-k programs. Document