Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care


Programs which partner with parents to help them build the skills and confidence they need to make sure kids have safe and healthy childhoods


Building young minds and the future of Massachusetts


The AAP Parenting Website


Mass 211 connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community.


Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6.

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Ensuring that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.


CDC’s Developmental Milestones Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).


Tips to turn everyday moments with your child into brainbuilding moments!


WIC provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.


Promoting the importance of early brain and language development and empowering parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth


Providing resource and referral services to assist families in locating affordable, quality child care programs.


YOU, Inc. is a leading child welfare, behavioral health & education agency dedicated to helping children and families to flourish and reach their potential.

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Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.


Kennedy-Donovan Center provides a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based Early Intervention program. Certified by the Department of Public Health, we provide services to young children, birth to 36 months, who have or are at risk for developmental delays. In our Early Intervention program, we believe the parent or caretaker is at the center of the team.


Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are designed so that information that’s relevant to your family is automatically delivered to you just in time!

EEC-Licensed Child Care Search

The Department of Early Education and Care's geographically-searchable online directory of licensed child care programs across the state.

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Providing exciting, engaging media-rich learning opportunities for educators, parents, and caregivers of children