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General resources that FFN caregivers can find useful

Child development milestones and developmentally appropriate activities:

CDC’s Developmental Milestones Resources
  • Milestone checklists at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 30 months, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years 
  • PDF checklist for each level 
  • Includes social/emotional milestones, language/communication milestones, cognitive milestones (learning, thinking, problem-solving), movement/physical development milestones
  • Milestone tracker app with checklists, photos and videos, tips and activities, and a tracker for the child’s doctor appointments  
  • Free materials including children’s books, milestone trackers, and tip sheets (How to talk to your doctor; How to get help for your child; How to help your child)
North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program
  • Developmental milestones every month up to 24 months 
  • Includes specific examples for each age (ex. “Plays peek-a-boo” and “Waves bye-bye”) 
Minnesota Help Me Grow Milestones
  • Breakdown by age 
  • Breakdown by skill type 
    • Motor
    • Communication and language
    • Social and emotional
    • Cognitive
University of Michigan Children’s Hospital Developmental Milestones
  • Links to (from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren from Boston Senior Home Care
  • Training, educational assistance, and resources specific to the special needs and challenges of grandparents
  • Scholarships for technology, after-school programs, tutoring, and summer camps for grandchildren
  • Help with enrollment in the SNAP Food Assistance Program
  • Assistance with accessing statewide foster care and guardianship resources through the Massachusetts Kinship Navigator including:
    • Family resource centers
    • Support groups
    • Mental health and counseling
    • Legal services
    • Child care
    • Support for family members struggling with substance misuse
  • Fields Corner Children Thrive at Dorchester House 
    • Empower and support parents and caregivers with new knowledge and skills to nurture children’s healthy development through reading, talking and playing
    • Ensure collaboration among service providers, developing programs that prepare children to learn and meet parents and caregivers where they are and without prejudice
    • Involve the entire Fields Corner community in creating, identifying, mapping and connecting resources that are accessible to all
  • Family Nurturing Center MA
    • Offers free programs for families in low-income neighborhoods to help parents and caregivers improve their parenting skills and enhance the cognitive and social development of their children
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