Here is a list of helpful websites for your family.
Office of Childcare Licensing:
OCCL is the regulatory office for all out-of-home care provided to young children. On this website you can find information on child care options in Delaware, steps to choosing quality care, review program compliance/complaint history, Purchase of Care, program regulations, Division of Social Services assistance options, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as a list of helpful links.
Babes on the Square proudly participates in Delaware Stars for Early Success (DE Stars), a voluntary quality rating improvement initiative. On the DE Stars website, you can find information pertaining to families as well as learn about what DE Stars is doing to help our program be the best it can be.
Children & Families First:
Since 1884, Children & Families First has offered hope to people in need. Each year, Children & Families First serve thousands of children and families across Delaware….Young women seeking support to have a healthy baby...Children in foster care awaiting a loving permanent home… Teens in need of help to reconnect to their families…Parents looking for better ways to communicate with their kids…Families with limited resources taking care of an elderly parent…and more.
Information on WIC program:
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children, popularly known as WIC, is a federal nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. On this website you can apply for WIC, access the WIC Client Portal and watch food demo videos.
MetroKids Magazines and Guide:
MetroKids is a Philadelphia area monthly publication that has a wealth of resources for families. On this website you can find information on family fun events, a mom Blog, camp and child care information, and articles about health, home life, parenting and special needs.
The Brandywine Buzz is a Delaware specific parent resource. Here you will find information on events in the Brandywine Valley, school and camp information, birthday party ideas and fun things to do at the beach with your young children.
Cozi Family Calendar:
Want to try a new app or website to help you get organized? Cozi Family Calendar might be for you. Here you can organize activities and appointments, create shopping and chore to-do's, store recipes and create grocery lists!
KidsHealth is the #1 most-visited website for children's health and development. If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. You can find a Parents area and a Kids area at the bottom of each article, you'll find links to related features created for kids and teens. We encourage you to share them!
Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is your one stop shop for information on recalls, safety education information, regulations, laws, research and injury statistics.
Great Starts Delaware:
Start strong, Start searching, Start sharing, Start something. Great Starts Delaware is the Office of Early Learning website. This website provides information and servicess to help you give your kids a great start! Here you will find information on why quality matters, DE Stars, brain development, early learning at home, Kindergarten readiness, and Delaware Readiness Teams.
Established in 2011, SnackSafely.com provides straightforward, actionable information to help improve the lives of the estimated 15 million people in the US suffering with food allergies.
They strive to eliminate anaphylaxis by leveraging our on-line properties to educate, advocate, and connect the allergic community with products and services that help toward achieving this goal.
Their blog covers topics of interest to the food allergy community including news; ongoing research, clinical studies, trials and progress toward treatment and cure; general advocacy; and advice regarding food safety and school policies.
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