It takes a lot to raise a child. Maryland Family Network has selected these resources to help you along the way in your journey. Remember too, that your Family Resource Specialist is always ready to help.
Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Your child's health, safety, and nutrition are your top priority. In addition to MFN, there are a number of local, state, and national experts and resources who can help make sure your child and you are getting the support you need. Please take a look at the resources below and let your Family Resource Specialist know if you need additional help.
As children grow physically, they also develop in their knowledge, skills, and behavior. There are many factors and people who can impact your child's development including parents and grandparents, child care setting, their toys and the games they play, siblings, and their home environment. The resources below are to help answer questions you may have about your child's development. Let your Family Resource Specialist know if you need additional help.
Your infants and toddlers are growing fast! These resources are here to help answer questions you may have about your child's physical and motor development. Learn how to find out if they are on track for typically developing children their age and what questions to ask your pediatrician if you are concerned. Let your Family Resource Specialist know if you need additional help.
By age three, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families. The good news is that talking to your child and reading to them, parents can significantly reduce that gap. Learn about other ways you can help develop your child's language and literacy skills at the links below.
The field of child care changes rapidly including licensing requirements and regulation changes. New training opportunities and resources for parents are also introduced regularly. These links are a great place to help you keep track of the changes.