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Family Resource Navigator

From Selection to Connection

As your child’s first and best teacher, you are committed to meeting their learning and developmental needs, and the early learning program you choose should share in that commitment, evolving to meet the changing needs of your child over time. Whether you are selecting a new program or managing transitions as your child grows, Family Resource Navigator has resources to help you every step of the way.

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  • Selecting Quality Care

  • Quality care combines a healthy and safe environment with trusted caregivers. Use this checklist when visiting a new program.

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Supporting Your Child's Learning Journey

Use the resources below to learn more about what quality child care looks like at each stage of your child’s growth and development.

All children learn and grow at their own pace. If you have questions about your child’s growth and development, there are resources available to help. Click here to learn more about available programs, or complete the needs assessment for personalized support from a Child Care Resource and Referral specialist.

  • Stay Connected to Quality Care

  • Your child and their early learning program should grow together! Child care programs often seek involvement and engagement from families as a way to bring parents into their child’s learning and offer ways for families to continue the learning at home. Here are some ideas to get involved in your child’s care.

  • Ask your child care provider what family engagement activities or groups already exist.
  • Join or start a family group at your child care program.
  • Ask how you can help in your child’s classroom. This could include reading to the class at drop off or pick up on a regular basis or getting involved in a special activity.
  • Offer to help plan a family engagement activity to supplement a current lesson plan.
  • Most importantly, ask how you can continue to help your child learn at home. The child care program may have at-home lessons included in their curriculum.