Active interaction between children and their parents is critically important to stimulating healthy brain development from infancy through adolescence.
All it Takes is H.E.A.R.T. (Hug, Engage, Ask, Read, Talk), a partnership of the American Osteopathic Association and Erikson Institute, is designed to guide parents as they support early learning and development for their children.
The initiative promotes the following actions: HUG – Your child feels loved each time you embrace; ENGAGE – Simple interactions with your child can make a big difference; ASK – You can stimulate your child’s curiosity by asking questions; READ – Reading helps improve vocabulary; TALK – When you speak, your child will try to copy your sounds.
Click here to watch a short video about the importance of HEART initiative.
Finding childcare can be difficult. We give you the tools you need to find a childcare provider that gives you peace of mind.
Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. Our program helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.
A transitional living program for expectant mothers and mothers with infants who are experiencing homelessness.
Please contact Shirley Seaney, Program Director, at 210-476-0707 for more information
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Accredited by La Leche League International, volunteer Leaders are experienced breastfeeding mothers who are familiar with current research in all aspects of breastfeeding.
The Martinez Street Women’s Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity, and justice.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – Parents learn via observation, discussion, practice, & feedback to manage common behavior problems & developmental issues. (210) 908-9772. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities, Family Connects…………………………………(210) 226-3030
Catholic Charities, Nurse Family Partnership………………………(210) 226-3030
Good Samaritan, Parents as Teachers………………………………(210) 434-5531
Madonna Center, HIPPY………………………………………………(210) 435-1391
For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information. Services include: home visits, phone calls, classes, pregnancy information, mother/baby care, childbirth, newborn care, how your baby grows, breast and bottle feeding and more.
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Voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program providing first time mothers knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach 2 years of age. Specially trained registered nurses empower mothers to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves, supporting them as they handle the challenges and experience the joys of motherhood.
903 W. Martin St. San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 226-3030 x226 (210) 358-5894
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old.
Call 800-942-3678 (800-WIC-FORU) to learn more about Texas WIC.
Downtown: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. 401 North San Saba. (210) 704-4180.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.
Medical Center: 5500 Babcock Rd, Suite 123. (210) 340-1161.
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.