Online Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Online Resources for Parents of  Children Ages 0-5 

Help Me Grow

HelpMeGrowMN.orgVisit Help Me Grow website for videos and checklists that show what babies, toddlers, and preschoolers typically do at different ages. 

Mom Enough | Mother-daughter co hosts Marti and Erin Erickson invite you to explore with them the many facets of motherhood- from daily joys and struggles, to balancing work and family, to considering the big questions of how society views and values mothers and mothering. 

Parent Aware | Parent Aware is a free service to help you find the Minnesota child care providers that are rated best at preparing young children for kindergarten. This till can help you select high-quality child care and early education. 

Minnesota Learn the Signs, Act Early | Minnesota Act Early aims to educate parents and professional about healthy childhood development, early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, the importance of routine developmental screening, and timely intervention whenever there is concern. 

BabyCenter | Find information from BabyCenter on pregnancy, children's health, parenting and more, including expert advice and weekly newsletters that detail your child's development. 

Parenting Counts | Follow the "developmental Timeline" link for information on physical, social and emotional, cognitive and learning, and language and communication milestones for children from birth to age 5. 

text4baby | Get FREE messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year. 

Zero to Three | Get free parenting resources to support your child's healthy development from birth to age 3.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Download the CDC's Free Milestone Tracker app. Track your child's development and act early if you have a concern. The CDC website also has a wealth of information on child development from birth to 5 years. 

Think Small | Finding the right care can be overwhelming. Think Small is a free service that provides information, tools, and knowledge to help identify child care and early education options. 

Help Me Connect

Help Me Connect | A navigator connecting expectant families, families with young children and those working with families to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being.