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  1. QT30: Fourth of July fireworks!

    QT30: Fourth of July fireworks!

    The best part of your day is the time you spend with your child. Spend at least thirty minutes doing quality time activities with the child in your life. Quality time supports your child’s growth and boosts his or her development. Quality time with a child exercises the mind, creates an avenue for learning, and[…..]

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  2. Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

    Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

    Free Baby Formula Available for Delawareans We all want what is best for our children, and of course that includes proper and safe nutrition for our babies and toddlers. We understand the toll the low supply of baby formula has taken on Delaware families, and we are here to help guide you with trusted and[…..]

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  3. QT30: Why the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are remarkable

    QT30: Why the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are remarkable

    A child’s brain rapidly grows and constantly transforms. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, their brains, and their emotions. Spending quality time with kids is important to support their development. You help children learn with each moment of eye contact, each new word you[…..]

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  4. 8 Great Places to Play in Delaware

    8 Great Places to Play in Delaware

    The second Saturday in June is National Family Health and Fitness Day. Here are 8 spots in Delaware that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy getting fit, spending quality time with your family, and still having fun!

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  5. Infant and Toddler Mouth Care.  What You Need to Know

    Infant and Toddler Mouth Care. What You Need to Know

    The joy and excitement you feel after meeting your new baby can also be a stressful time for families. Developing a routine for eating, sleeping, bathing, and oral care may be challenging.  Did you know that it is important to clean your infants’ gums after a feeding?  Babies need help to remove bacteria and sugars[…..]

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  6. Teething – What to Expect?

    Teething – What to Expect?

    Teething begins when a tooth breaks through the gums. Teething can be a difficult time for the infant and adults.  Infants can become fussy, have trouble sleeping, drool more than normal or lose their appetite. When to expect the first tooth? The age that the first tooth appears is different for each baby.  Many babies[…..]

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  7. Timing Your Treats Are the Trick

    Timing Your Treats Are the Trick

    The real ghouls on Halloween are the ones who tell you don’t eat candy, don’t drink soda, eliminate sugar from your diet and pass out fruit, or sugarless candy during Halloween. Let’s be real! Halloween will always be the sweetest day of the year. Only one time a year can children can fill buckets with[…..]

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  8. Black Breastfeeding Week 2022

    Black Breastfeeding Week 2022

    There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

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  9. Intro to the Dual Generation Center at Stubbs Early Education Center

    The Dual Generation Center at the Stubbs Early Education Center — located at 1100 N. Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 — offers opportunities for adults in parenting skills, literacy, financial education, GED preparation, and job training. The center also houses state services from the Department of Health and Social Services; the Department of[…..]

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  10. Getting Kids School-Ready: A New Report Details Delaware’s Challenges

    Getting Kids School-Ready: A New Report Details Delaware’s Challenges

    Children who spend their earliest years struggling with physical health, mental health, cultural, language, motivational, or learning challenges are already behind the curve when they start school. A new report from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network provides information to guide the development of children in Delaware — particularly those in[…..]

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  11. Early Head Start Home Visitor Shares a Success Story

    Early Head Start Home Visitor Shares a Success Story

    When asked to do “virtual” home visits, I was admittedly anxious! I did not have a clear picture of how that was going to work out. But after my first virtual home visit, I completely relaxed and thought, “This can be successful!” I have been busy connecting families with necessary resources. I provided them with[…..]

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  12. Healthy Families Delaware Continue to Support Families

    Healthy Families Delaware Continue to Support Families

    Healthy Families Delaware (HFD) has completely transitioned to “virtual visits” to continue supporting our families. We are working with our IT department to move all clients to virtual as soon as possible. We were able to deliver supplies such as diapers, wipes, and Cribs for Kids pack n plays last week. Our family support specialists[…..]

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  13. At-Home Activities for Children During COVID-19

    At-Home Activities for Children During COVID-19

    Children throughout Delaware are out of school and now at home, due to the risks of COVID-19. During this time, it’s important to keep children active and engaged throughout the day. This not only helps with boredom, but also helps with their development. Whether your child is between the age of 0-3 years old or[…..]

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  14. CDC COVID-19 Resources

    CDC COVID-19 Resources

    It is important that you and your families have accurate information about the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We have compiled resources to help all Delawareans understand the disease and its effects on our community.

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  15. HOME VISITING: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    HOME VISITING: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

      Obesity is a primary concern in many states. While any child is at risk, children who live in poverty-stricken areas are at a greater risk for being overweight. In fact, obesity now affects one in five children across the United States. This can put your child at risk for various health problems. The good[…..]

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  16. SAFE SLEEP: My Baby Rolled Over During Sleep. Is That Safe?

    SAFE SLEEP: My Baby Rolled Over During Sleep. Is That Safe?

    There will be times when parenting is hard. There is a lot of information on baby care. There are many different opinions on how to care for an infant. Babies need you to care for them. Trusted sources and home visitors know best.  You should always follow the most up to date recommendations by trusted[…..]

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  17. HELP ME GROW: What’s in Your Lunch Box?

    HELP ME GROW: What’s in Your Lunch Box?

    September means it is back to school for many of our kids! Help your child start this new school year, happy and healthy. Nutrition is a big part of development. Healthy foods make students better learners. A child who has a well-balanced meal is more alert in the classroom. They score better on tests. They[…..]

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  18. HOME VISITING: Sleep. What’s That?

    HOME VISITING: Sleep. What’s That?

    “Tired” takes on a completely new meaning as a new parent. You want to take care of your baby and do what is best for your baby. However, there will be many restless nights ahead. The stress as a new mom or parent could be more than you can handle when you are on little[…..]

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  19. HELP ME GROW: Crawl Baby, Crawl!

    HELP ME GROW: Crawl Baby, Crawl!

    Your baby is on the move! It takes time but eventually your baby will start to crawl. This is an exciting time for you and your little one. Crawling is part of growing up. It is one major milestone for your baby. Crawling is not easy! It takes muscle strength, coordination, and determination. You will[…..]

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  20. SAFE SLEEP: Safe Sleep Crib

    SAFE SLEEP: Safe Sleep Crib

    Seasons change. From sun to snowy weather, but the rules of safe sleep will always remain the same. Your baby’s safety should be top priority!  Safe sleep environments help families reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Where your baby sleeps is important to know before you bring the little one out for[…..]

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