Created by Mount Sinai Parenting Center, Sparks is a parent video series for parents of children from birth through 5 years of age. Sparks provides information to parents about safety, sleep, nutrition, parent-child bonding, development and growth. This information is available in Spanish as well. You can also sign up to receive these videos by text! Parents will receive automatic text updates with your next video link as your child grows.
Text SPARKS to (844) 650-1210
Early intervention is a range of services for infants and toddlers up to age three who are experiencing a delay in some area of their development.
The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
Baby sign language is a way for all parents to improve early infant communication and communicate with children before they can actually speak. This website is full of free resources, including free videos, flash cards and tutorials.
Anyone with young children in their life can use this website to learn about Ohio’s state early childhood programs, resources and agencies. There is helpful information about developmental milestones, screenings, emotional wellness tips, healthy pregnancy and more.
Child Care Search: childcaresearch.ohio.gov
Sends free games, tips, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language, early literacy, health, safety, behavioral tips and more.
Text: BRIGHT to 274448
*Message & data rates apply. Text STOP to 274448 to stop. Text HELP to 274448 for help.
Download the free development tracker to follow a child’s normal development from age 2 months old to 5 years. Get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish
The online handouts have a lot of useful nutritional and developmental information for parents of newborns up to teens and the physicians that care for the child.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4824 or (614) 644-7035
Provides free information about early detection of developmental delays and the benefit of early therapy for children with delays. They also provide tools and resources to maximize all children’s motor, sensory, and communication development.
Toll-free Parent-Answered National Hotline: (800) 955-2445
An evidence-based text messaging program for parents/caregivers of children from birth to 3rd grade, provided at no cost. Each week, they text fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning. The program is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits
Offers helpful information about behavior, development, care and education of infants in their first 3 years of life. Learn what to expect as your child grows and how to deal with challenging behaviors.