Parenting Help Guide
Our goal is to create seamless experiences for you as you raise your child. We work together with you to minimize any unnecessary hoops. Wherever you are on your journey, we’re here to connect and support you with parenting tips and free services.
Whether you need detailed how-tos on a topic like potty training or general guidance on finding a child care program, we’ve got you covered through dozens of tip sheets, videos, and other content in our Resource Center. If you need additional one-on-one support, we’re always available to provide free services to assist you on your parenting journey. Below is just a sample of our entire suite of resources and services, designed to guide you from before your baby is born through the school-age years.
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Quality child care that meets your needs
Your guide to child care
A high-quality program can support your child in developing educationally, socially, and emotionally. Choosing a program that provides high-quality care is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. No pressure, right? We know this process can be time-consuming and stressful. We offer resources to help make the process go more smoothly for you.
Types of care
Learn what to look for in a quality program and which type of child care will best fit your needs, based on your child’s age or special needs.
Finding a child care program
We can provide you with a customized list of child care programs that meet your needs for location, cost, care type, and more.
Choosing a program
Many factors go into your final decision. Visit programs, talk with other families, and use your five senses to make a good decision.
Financial assistance and scholarships
Understand the average costs of different types of care and options to help you pay for child care.
What to look for in a quality child care program
Grow as a parent or caregiver
We're here to help you become a better parent, in whichever ways work best for your family, your needs, and your style. Parenting & Caregiver Styles
Take care of yourself, too
We know that it's just plain hard to be a parent or caregiver sometimes. Check out our resources for self-care and wellness to keep yourself healthy too. Self-Care & Wellness
Infant Resources for
Families with Babies
Child Care Answers offers consultation services and resources to families on a variety of issues impacting healthy care and development for the youngest children. Topics you might be interested in include:
Toddler Resources for
Families with One- and Two-Year-Olds
As your baby grows into a toddler, this brings a whole new set of challenges and joys. Topics you might be interested in include:
Preschool Resources for
Families with Preschool-aged Children
If you’re parenting a three-, four-, or five-year old, you know how much they change and learn every day! Topics you might be interested in include:
School-Age Resources for
Families with Children in School
Once your little one becomes a big kid, it’s a whole new ball game. Topics you might be interested in include:
Families with Children with Special Needs
Navigating parenthood with a child with special needs can bring both rewards and challenges. We’re here to provide education and connect you to resources and partners, based on your child’s unique situation. Topics you might be interested in include:
Stay in the know
Our team is always keeping a pulse on what families like yours need and creating resources to support you. Whether you want to download a tip sheet, watch a YouTube video, or attend a workshop, you can count on us for the latest information. We send our family newsletter every three months directly to your inbox, so you can keep up on the latest news. Sign up today!
Family Engagement Team
We grow with your family
Our team of family specialists are in your corner, every step of the way. If you need help finding child care, support with a behavior issue, or just need a hand to hold, call on one of these caring experts. Fill out our Family Information Form or call 317.636.5727 to get connected.