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There’s a lot of information out there about young children. You can find updated and credible resources here.

Resources for Children 0-1

  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

    What is it? WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals, and other services free of charge to North Carolina families who qualify.

    Why does it matter? The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children until age 5.

    Who do I contact?

    Greensboro WIC Office: 1100 E. Wendover Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 | Phone: 336-641-3214 | Fax: 336-641-4617 High Point WIC Office: 501 E. Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 | Phone: 336-641-7571 | Fax: 336-641-6961

    More info here.

    Medicaid Enrollment

    What is it? Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

    Why does it matter? Several medical benefits and services are available to families who qualify including ambulance services, clinic services, telemedicine, vision services, and much more!

    Who do I contact?

    Phone: 1-833-870-5500 (TTY: 711 or RelayNC.com)

    More info here.

    Every Baby Guilford

    What is it? An agency dedicated to: eliminating disparities, ending infant deaths, and empowering families.

    Why does it matter? Connects families with a number of resources in the community such as the Adopt-A-Mom program that provides financial support for prenatal care for women who do not qualify for Medicaid and are under/uninsured.

    Who do I contact?

    Elbia Altamirez, Every Baby Guilford Patient Coordinator: 336-641-7513.
    For additional information on their program, click here.

    More info here.

    HealthySteps

    What is it? What is Healthy Steps? HealthySteps partners its HealthySteps specialists with pediatric providers in our community to offer information and support to parents during the first few years of a child’s life.

    Why does it matter? They meet with parents during pediatric well-visits, and offer guidance on topics such as sleep, feeding, behavior concerns, etc., while helping families to navigate through their child’s development.

    Who do I contact?

    You may also reach Brianna White at bwhite@chsnc.org or call (336) 676-2772 for more information.

    More info here.

    Developmental Milestones

    What is it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.

    Why does it matter? Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

    Who do I contact?

    Call 1-800-232-4636 for more information.

    More info here.

    Guidelines for Doctor Visits

    What is it? The doctor will do a physical exam of your baby to check his/her general health including reflexes, weight, and for any feeding issues.

    Why does it matter? They help you keep track of how your baby is doing and determine if further consultation is needed to address any concerns.

    Who do I contact?

    Guilford County Public Health (Greensboro) at (336) 641-7777 OR
    Guilford County Public Health (High Point) at (336) 641-3245 for more local information.

    Greensboro Address: 1203 Maple Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
    High Point Address: 501 E. Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260

    More info here.

    Immunization Schedule

    What is it? The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation.

    Why does it matter? The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation.

    Who do I contact?

    High Point & Greensboro Immunization Office - (336) 641-3245
    Note: Information is also available in Spanish.

    More info here.

  • Guilford Family Connects

    What is it? Guilford Family Connects offers nurse home visits to all deliveries throughout Guilford County. Nurse home visits provide support, education, and early identification and referral of health & safety concerns.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact Teresa Tollison, RN Family Connects Guilford Supervisor at: 336-641-3085. You may also visit them here.

    Parents as Teachers

    What is it? Parents as Teachers provides positive parenting practices and support to families through in-home visits, support groups, and access to a referral network from birth until their child turns five. Their focus is on encouraging parent/child interactions, understanding development’s impact on child behavior, and strengthening the family with information sharing and skill development through home visits, group connections, screenings, and resources.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at (336) 882-4126.
    You may also visit them here.

    Healthy Start

    What is it? Healthy Start is a home-based support program that works with pregnant women and new parents with stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children's development and create a positive living environmenet for their families. ing environment for their families.ith stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children’s development and create a positive liv

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office in Greensboro at: 336-387-6161 or High Point at: 336-889-6161. You may also visit them here.

    Thriving at Three

    What is it? Thriving at Three works to assure that Latino immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to three. They provide long-term, at-home services to at-risk families in Greensboro..

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-5411. You may also visit them here.

    Nurse-Family Partnership

    What is it? NFP provides nurse home visitation to low-income, first-time mothers. A nurse home visitor educates the mother about the growth and development of her baby and helps her become more self-sufficient.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact Mishawne Carrington at: Mishawne.carrington@guilfordchilddev.org. You may also visit them here.

  • Bringing Out the Best

    What is it? Bringing Out the Best is an early intervention program that provides family-centered, community-based services targeting children ages birth to five with social and emotional challenges. Our goal is to increase the number of children in Guilford County that are healthy and ready to succeed as they enter school.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-3120. You may also visit them here.

    Guilford County Behavioral Health Centers

    What is it? The Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center will provide timely access to mental health services for children and adolescents (age 4 — 17) and adults presenting in a mental health crisis. The program is designed for those who need urgent behavioral health or substance use treatment and are not experiencing a medical crisis that would typically require an emergency room visit.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 336-890-2700. They are open 24/7 and no appointment is required. You may also visit them here.

    Children’s Home Society

    What is it? The Children’s Home Society funds a number of programs that help to build strong families. Their programs also provide parenting education support, family preservation, and adoption and foster care services.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 1-800-632-1400. You may also visit them here.

    Sandhills Center

    What is it? The Sandhills Center is committed to helping the people of central North Carolina receive the best care possible for their mental health, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

    Who do I contact?

    If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our BH Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to him/herself, you, or others, immediately call 911.

  • The Basics Guilford

    What is it? The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving practices that can be used in everyday life to benefit young children of all backgrounds and in all corners of Guilford County.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here!

    Text 4 Baby

    What is it? Text 4 Baby is a free text messaging program with personalized health information to help keep your baby happy through birth and his/her first year.

    Who do I contact?

    https://www.text4baby.org/ Check out their website here to sign up!

    Bright by Text

    What is it? Bright by Text is a free text messaging program offering parenting tips for all caregivers!

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up, text BRIGHT to 274 448, or visit their website here to sign up!

    Sesame Street in Communities

    What is it? The Sesame Street in Communities website provides both parents and caregivers with information regarding child development, learning opportunities, videos, and other materials to help families deal with everyday challenges.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up! “Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry” video link

  • Regional Child Care Resource & Referral (RCCR&R)

    What is it? The Regional Child Care Resources & Referral program at Guilford Child Development assists families with finding childcare for children of all ages, income levels and ethnic groups. They also assist families with identifying scholarships to help cover the cost of childcare.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, their Child Parent Counselors are available from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday to speak with you about your childcare needs – (800) 289-5098. Check out their website here for more information.

    Early Head Start & Head Start

    What is it? Head Start and Early Head Start programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children under age 3. Head Start programs serve children between 3 and 5 years old.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact Guilford Child Development at (336) 378-7700, or visit their website to complete the application here.

    Child Care Voucher Assistance

    What is it? Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides assistance for childcare services to eligible families based on need and income. The program enables families to access child care at an affordable cost by providing assistance with payments to child care providers.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact the Guilford County Department of Social Services at: (336) 641-3000. Please note that an application for services is required. Families must meet income limits established by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Your household may be subject to the waiting list.

    North Carolina Child Care Provider Search

    What is it? The NC Child Care Provider Search tool will allow for you to search for child care providers in your area. Parents can choose to use this online resource in either English or Spanish.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, visit their website here to begin your search!

  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for age-appropriate FREE books every month for your child until age five, click here!

    Reading Connections

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes, where you can support your child’s literacy development while improving your own literacy skills at the same time, click here! Also supports English as Second Language families.

    Learning Together

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes which also supports English as Second Language families, click here!

    Reach Out & Read

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about how you can get your child enrolled into the Reach Out & Read program (more free books!) if your child sees a Pediatrician at these Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine (TAPM) sites: 1) Pediatrics at Wendover in Greensboro, call: (336) 272-1050; 2) Family Medicine at Commerce in High Point, call: (336) 884-0224; or 3) Family Medicine at Brentwood in High Point, call: (336) 355-9722.

    High Point Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Greensboro Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

  • Guilford County Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)

    What is it? The CC4C program is a free case management service for Eligible children from birth up to five years of age. They serve children who are born at risk for developmental delays, children who have difficulty learning to speak or doing other things that typical toddler or preschoolers can, or children whose parents have a concern that “something isn’t right.”

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the CC4C Supervisor at: 336-641-7641. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.

    Children’s Developmental Services Agency

    What is it? The Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) helps families, caregivers, and professionals serve children with special needs through their Infant Toddler program.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the Greensboro CDSA office (serves Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties) at: 336-334-5601. You may also reach Debbi Kennerson at: Debbi.kennerson@dhhs.nc.gov.

  • Be Active Kids

    What is it? Be Active Kids is an innovative and interactive program for children ages birth to five. Through their activities and use of adventurous characters, children can engage in playful experiences, interact with a story, explore their natural surroundings, and much more.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about their activities and programs, click here! “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Are You? Tips From a Teacher.” video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnX824XmVZY

  • Click here for 211 information!

    Who do I contact?

    Click here for 211 information!

Resources for Children 1-2

  • Immunization Schedule

    What is it? The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation.

    Why does it matter? State required and recommended immunizations are provided free of charge only to children who qualify for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. VFC-eligible children are those who are: Medicaid-eligible; American Indian or Alaskan native; uninsured or underinsured.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. High Point & Greensboro Immunization Office: 336-641-3245 (Information available in Spanish also).

    WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

    What is it? WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals and other services free of charge to North Carolina families who qualify.

    Why does it matter? The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children until age 5.

    Who do I contact?

    Greensboro WIC Office: 1100 E. Wendover Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: (336) 641-3214 Fax: (336) 641-4617
    High Point WIC Office: 501 E. Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 641-7571 Fax: (336) 641-6961

    HealthySteps

    What is it? HealthySteps partners their HealthySteps specialists with pediatric providers in our community to offer information and support to parents during the first few years of a child’s life.

    Why does it matter? They meet with parents during pediatric well-visits, and offer guidance on topics such as sleep, feeding, behavior concerns, etc., while helping to navigate families through their child’s development.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. You may also reach Brianna White at: bwhite@chsnc.org. Call: 336-676-2772 for more information.

    Medicaid Enrollment

    What is it? Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

    Why does it matter? Several medical benefits and services are available to families who qualify including ambulance services, clinic services, telemedicine, vision services and much more!

    Who do I contact?

    Phone: 1-833-870-5500 (TTY: 711 or RelayNC.com)

    Developmental Milestones

    What is it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.

    Why does it matter? Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

    Who do I contact?

    Who to contact? More info here. Call: 800-232-4636 for more information.

  • Parents as Teachers

    What is it? Parents as Teachers provides positive parenting practices and support to families through in-home visits, support groups, and access to a referral network from birth until their child turns five. Their focus is on encouraging parent/child interactions, understanding development’s impact on child behavior, and strengthening the family with information sharing and skill development through home visits, group connections, screenings, and resources.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at (336) 882-4126.
    You may also visit them here.

    Healthy Start

    What is it? Healthy Start is a home-based support program that works with pregnant women and new parents with stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children's development and create a positive living environmenet for their families. ing environment for their families.ith stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children’s development and create a positive liv

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office in Greensboro at: 336-387-6161 or High Point at: 336-889-6161. You may also visit them here.

    Thriving at Three

    What is it? Thriving at Three works to assure that Latino immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to three. They provide long-term, at-home services to at-risk families in Greensboro..

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-5411. You may also visit them here.

  • Bringing Out the Best

    What is it? Bringing Out the Best is an early intervention program that provides family-centered, community-based services targeting children ages birth to five with social and emotional challenges. Our goal is to increase the number of children in Guilford County that are healthy and ready to succeed as they enter school.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-3120. You may also visit them here.

    Guilford County Behavioral Health Centers

    What is it? The Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center will provide timely access to mental health services for children and adolescents (age 4 — 17) and adults presenting in a mental health crisis. The program is designed for those who need urgent behavioral health or substance use treatment and are not experiencing a medical crisis that would typically require an emergency room visit.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 336-890-2700. They are open 24/7 and no appointment is required. You may also visit them here.

    Children’s Home Society

    What is it? The Children’s Home Society funds a number of programs that help to build strong families. Their programs also provide parenting education support, family preservation, and adoption and foster care services.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 1-800-632-1400. You may also visit them here.

    Sandhills Center

    What is it? The Sandhills Center is committed to helping the people of central North Carolina receive the best care possible for their mental health, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

    Who do I contact?

    If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our BH Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to him/herself, you, or others, immediately call 911.

  • The Basics Guilford

    What is it? The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving practices that can be used in everyday life to benefit young children of all backgrounds and in all corners of Guilford County.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here

    Text 4 Baby

    What is it? Text 4 Baby is a free text messaging program with personalized health information to help keep your baby happy through birth and their first year.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

    Bright by Text

    What is it? Bright by Text is a free text messaging program, offering parenting tips for all caregivers!

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up, text BRIGHT to 274 448 or visit their website here to sign up!

    Sesame Street in Communities

    What is it? The Sesame Street in Communities website provides both parents and caregivers with information regarding child development, learning opportunities, and videos and other materials to help families deal with everyday challenges.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

  • Regional Child Care Resource & Referral (RCCR&R)

    What is it? The Regional Child Care Resources & Referral program at Guilford Child Development assists families with finding childcare for children of all ages, income levels and ethnic groups. They also assist families with identifying scholarships to help cover the cost of childcare.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, their Child Parent Counselors are available from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday to speak with you about your childcare needs – (800) 289-5098. Check out their website here for more information.

    Early Head Start & Head Start

    What is it? Head Start and Early Head Start programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children under age 3. Head Start programs serve children between 3 and 5 years old.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact Guilford Child Development at (336) 378-7700, or visit their website to complete the application here.

    Child Care Voucher Assistance

    What is it? Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides assistance for childcare services to eligible families based on need and income. The program enables families to access child care at an affordable cost by providing assistance with payments to child care providers.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact the Guilford County Department of Social Services at: (336) 641-3000. Please note that an application for services is required. Families must meet income limits established by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Your household may be subject to the waiting list.

    North Carolina Child Care Provider Search

    What is it? The NC Child Care Provider Search tool will allow for you to search for child care providers in your area. Parents can choose to use this online resource in either English or Spanish.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, visit their website here to begin your search!

  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for age-appropriate FREE books every month for your child until age five, click here!

    Reading Connections

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes, where you can support your child’s literacy development while improving your own literacy skills at the same time, click here! Also supports English as Second Language families.

    Learning Together

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes which also supports English as Second Language families, click here!

    Reach Out & Read

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about how you can get your child enrolled into the Reach Out & Read program (more free books!) if your child sees a Pediatrician at these Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine (TAPM) sites: 1) Pediatrics at Wendover in Greensboro, call: (336) 272-1050; 2) Family Medicine at Commerce in High Point, call: (336) 884-0224; or 3) Family Medicine at Brentwood in High Point, call: (336) 355-9722.

    High Point Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Greensboro Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

  • Guilford County Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)

    What is it? The CC4C program is a free case management service for Eligible children from birth up to five years of age. They serve children who are born at risk for developmental delays, children who have difficulty learning to speak or doing other things that typical toddler or preschoolers can, or children whose parents have a concern that “something isn’t right.”

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the CC4C Supervisor at: 336-641-7641. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.

    Children’s Developmental Services Agency

    What is it? The Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) helps families, caregivers, and professionals serve children with special needs through their Infant Toddler program.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the Greensboro CDSA office (serves Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties) at: 336-334-5601. You may also reach Debbi Kennerson at: Debbi.kennerson@dhhs.nc.gov.

  • Be Active Kids

    What is it? Be Active Kids is an innovative and interactive program for children ages birth to five. Through their activities and use of adventurous characters, children can engage in playful experiences, interact with a story, explore their natural surroundings, and much more.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about their activities and programs, click here! “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Are You? Tips From a Teacher.” video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnX824XmVZY

  • Click here for 211 information!

    Who do I contact?

    Click here for 211 information!

Resources for Children 2-3

  • Immunization Schedule

    What is it? The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation.

    Why does it matter? State required and recommended immunizations are provided free of charge only to children who qualify for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. VFC-eligible children are those who are: Medicaid-eligible; American Indian or Alaskan native; uninsured or underinsured.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. High Point & Greensboro Immunization Office: 336-641-3245 (Information available in Spanish also).

    WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

    What is it? WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals and other services free of charge to North Carolina families who qualify.

    Why does it matter? The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children until age 5.

    Who do I contact?

    Greensboro WIC Office: 1100 E. Wendover Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: (336) 641-3214 Fax: (336) 641-4617
    High Point WIC Office: 501 E. Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 641-7571 Fax: (336) 641-6961

    HealthySteps

    What is it? HealthySteps partners their HealthySteps specialists with pediatric providers in our community to offer information and support to parents during the first few years of a child’s life.

    Why does it matter? They meet with parents during pediatric well-visits, and offer guidance on topics such as sleep, feeding, behavior concerns, etc., while helping to navigate families through their child’s development.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. You may also reach Brianna White at: bwhite@chsnc.org. Call: 336-676-2772 for more information.

    Medicaid Enrollment

    What is it? Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

    Why does it matter? Several medical benefits and services are available to families who qualify including ambulance services, clinic services, telemedicine, vision services and much more!

    Who do I contact?

    Phone: 1-833-870-5500 (TTY: 711 or RelayNC.com)

    Developmental Milestones

    What is it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.

    Why does it matter? Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

    Who do I contact?

    Who to contact? More info here. Call: 800-232-4636 for more information.

  • Parents as Teachers

    What is it? Parents as Teachers provides positive parenting practices and support to families through in-home visits, support groups, and access to a referral network from birth until their child turns five. Their focus is on encouraging parent/child interactions, understanding development’s impact on child behavior, and strengthening the family with information sharing and skill development through home visits, group connections, screenings, and resources.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at (336) 882-4126.
    You may also visit them here.

    Healthy Start

    What is it? Healthy Start is a home-based support program that works with pregnant women and new parents with stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children's development and create a positive living environmenet for their families. ing environment for their families.ith stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children’s development and create a positive liv

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office in Greensboro at: 336-387-6161 or High Point at: 336-889-6161. You may also visit them here.

    Thriving at Three

    What is it? Thriving at Three works to assure that Latino immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to three. They provide long-term, at-home services to at-risk families in Greensboro..

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-5411. You may also visit them here.

  • Bringing Out the Best

    What is it? Bringing Out the Best is an early intervention program that provides family-centered, community-based services targeting children ages birth to five with social and emotional challenges. Our goal is to increase the number of children in Guilford County that are healthy and ready to succeed as they enter school.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-3120. You may also visit them here.

    Guilford County Behavioral Health Centers

    What is it? The Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center will provide timely access to mental health services for children and adolescents (age 4 — 17) and adults presenting in a mental health crisis. The program is designed for those who need urgent behavioral health or substance use treatment and are not experiencing a medical crisis that would typically require an emergency room visit.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 336-890-2700. They are open 24/7 and no appointment is required. You may also visit them here.

    Children’s Home Society

    What is it? The Children’s Home Society funds a number of programs that help to build strong families. Their programs also provide parenting education support, family preservation, and adoption and foster care services.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 1-800-632-1400. You may also visit them here.

    Sandhills Center

    What is it? The Sandhills Center is committed to helping the people of central North Carolina receive the best care possible for their mental health, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

    Who do I contact?

    If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our BH Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to him/herself, you, or others, immediately call 911.

  • The Basics Guilford

    What is it? The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving practices that can be used in everyday life to benefit young children of all backgrounds and in all corners of Guilford County.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here

    Text 4 Baby

    What is it? Text 4 Baby is a free text messaging program with personalized health information to help keep your baby happy through birth and their first year.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

    Bright by Text

    What is it? Bright by Text is a free text messaging program, offering parenting tips for all caregivers!

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up, text BRIGHT to 274 448 or visit their website here to sign up!

    Sesame Street in Communities

    What is it? The Sesame Street in Communities website provides both parents and caregivers with information regarding child development, learning opportunities, and videos and other materials to help families deal with everyday challenges.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

  • Regional Child Care Resource & Referral (RCCR&R)

    What is it? The Regional Child Care Resources & Referral program at Guilford Child Development assists families with finding childcare for children of all ages, income levels and ethnic groups. They also assist families with identifying scholarships to help cover the cost of childcare.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, their Child Parent Counselors are available from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday to speak with you about your childcare needs – (800) 289-5098. Check out their website here for more information.

    Early Head Start & Head Start

    What is it? Head Start and Early Head Start programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children under age 3. Head Start programs serve children between 3 and 5 years old.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact Guilford Child Development at (336) 378-7700, or visit their website to complete the application here.

    Child Care Voucher Assistance

    What is it? Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides assistance for childcare services to eligible families based on need and income. The program enables families to access child care at an affordable cost by providing assistance with payments to child care providers.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact the Guilford County Department of Social Services at: (336) 641-3000. Please note that an application for services is required. Families must meet income limits established by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Your household may be subject to the waiting list.

    North Carolina Child Care Provider Search

    What is it? The NC Child Care Provider Search tool will allow for you to search for child care providers in your area. Parents can choose to use this online resource in either English or Spanish.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, visit their website here to begin your search!

  • Reading Connections

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes, where you can support your child’s literacy development while improving your own literacy skills at the same time, click here! Also supports English as Second Language families.

    Learning Together

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes which also supports English as Second Language families, click here!

    Reach Out & Read

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about how you can get your child enrolled into the Reach Out & Read program (more free books!) if your child sees a Pediatrician at these Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine (TAPM) sites: 1) Pediatrics at Wendover in Greensboro, call: (336) 272-1050; 2) Family Medicine at Commerce in High Point, call: (336) 884-0224; or 3) Family Medicine at Brentwood in High Point, call: (336) 355-9722.

    High Point Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Greensboro Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for age-appropriate FREE books every month for your child until age five, click here!

  • Guilford County Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)

    What is it? The CC4C program is a free case management service for Eligible children from birth up to five years of age. They serve children who are born at risk for developmental delays, children who have difficulty learning to speak or doing other things that typical toddler or preschoolers can, or children whose parents have a concern that “something isn’t right.”

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the CC4C Supervisor at: 336-641-7641. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.

    Children’s Developmental Services Agency

    What is it? The Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) helps families, caregivers, and professionals serve children with special needs through their Infant Toddler program.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the Greensboro CDSA office (serves Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties) at: 336-334-5601. You may also reach Debbi Kennerson at: Debbi.kennerson@dhhs.nc.gov.

  • Be Active Kids

    What is it? Be Active Kids is an innovative and interactive program for children ages birth to five. Through their activities and use of adventurous characters, children can engage in playful experiences, interact with a story, explore their natural surroundings, and much more.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about their activities and programs, click here! “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Are You? Tips From a Teacher.” video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnX824XmVZY

  • Click here for 211 information!

    Who do I contact?

    Click here for 211 information!

Resources for Children 3-5

  • Immunization Schedule

    What is it? The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation.

    Why does it matter? State required and recommended immunizations are provided free of charge only to children who qualify for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. VFC-eligible children are those who are: Medicaid-eligible; American Indian or Alaskan native; uninsured or underinsured.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. High Point & Greensboro Immunization Office: 336-641-3245 (Information available in Spanish also).

    WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

    What is it? WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals and other services free of charge to North Carolina families who qualify.

    Why does it matter? The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children until age 5.

    Who do I contact?

    Greensboro WIC Office: 1100 E. Wendover Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 Phone: (336) 641-3214 Fax: (336) 641-4617
    High Point WIC Office: 501 E. Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 Phone: (336) 641-7571 Fax: (336) 641-6961

    HealthySteps

    What is it? HealthySteps partners their HealthySteps specialists with pediatric providers in our community to offer information and support to parents during the first few years of a child’s life.

    Why does it matter? They meet with parents during pediatric well-visits, and offer guidance on topics such as sleep, feeding, behavior concerns, etc., while helping to navigate families through their child’s development.

    Who do I contact?

    More info here. You may also reach Brianna White at: bwhite@chsnc.org. Call: 336-676-2772 for more information.

    Medicaid Enrollment

    What is it? Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that, provides health coverage to over 72.5 million Americans, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

    Why does it matter? Several medical benefits and services are available to families who qualify including ambulance services, clinic services, telemedicine, vision services and much more!

    Who do I contact?

    Phone: 1-833-870-5500 (TTY: 711 or RelayNC.com)

    Developmental Milestones

    What is it? Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones.

    Why does it matter? Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

    Who do I contact?

    Who to contact? More info here. Call: 800-232-4636 for more information.

  • Parents as Teachers

    What is it? Parents as Teachers provides positive parenting practices and support to families through in-home visits, support groups, and access to a referral network from birth until their child turns five. Their focus is on encouraging parent/child interactions, understanding development’s impact on child behavior, and strengthening the family with information sharing and skill development through home visits, group connections, screenings, and resources.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at (336) 882-4126.
    You may also visit them here.

    Healthy Start

    What is it? Healthy Start is a home-based support program that works with pregnant women and new parents with stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children's development and create a positive living environmenet for their families. ing environment for their families.ith stress factors that make parenting an even tougher job. Healthy Start Home Visitors help parents to nurture their children’s development and create a positive liv

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office in Greensboro at: 336-387-6161 or High Point at: 336-889-6161. You may also visit them here.

  • Bringing Out the Best

    What is it? Bringing Out the Best is an early intervention program that provides family-centered, community-based services targeting children ages birth to five with social and emotional challenges. Our goal is to increase the number of children in Guilford County that are healthy and ready to succeed as they enter school.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact their office at: 336-334-3120. You may also visit them here.

    Guilford County Behavioral Health Centers

    What is it? The Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center will provide timely access to mental health services for children and adolescents (age 4 — 17) and adults presenting in a mental health crisis. The program is designed for those who need urgent behavioral health or substance use treatment and are not experiencing a medical crisis that would typically require an emergency room visit.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 336-890-2700. They are open 24/7 and no appointment is required. You may also visit them here.

    Children’s Home Society

    What is it? The Children’s Home Society funds a number of programs that help to build strong families. Their programs also provide parenting education support, family preservation, and adoption and foster care services.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information on eligibility and enrollment, please contact them at: 1-800-632-1400. You may also visit them here.

    Sandhills Center

    What is it? The Sandhills Center is committed to helping the people of central North Carolina receive the best care possible for their mental health, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

    Who do I contact?

    If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our BH Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to him/herself, you, or others, immediately call 911.

  • The Basics Guilford

    What is it? The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving practices that can be used in everyday life to benefit young children of all backgrounds and in all corners of Guilford County.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here

    Text 4 Baby

    What is it? Text 4 Baby is a free text messaging program with personalized health information to help keep your baby happy through birth and their first year.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

    Bright by Text

    What is it? Bright by Text is a free text messaging program, offering parenting tips for all caregivers!

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up, text BRIGHT to 274 448 or visit their website here to sign up!

    Sesame Street in Communities

    What is it? The Sesame Street in Communities website provides both parents and caregivers with information regarding child development, learning opportunities, and videos and other materials to help families deal with everyday challenges.

    Who do I contact?

    Check out their website here to sign up!

  • Regional Child Care Resource & Referral (RCCR&R)

    What is it? The Regional Child Care Resources & Referral program at Guilford Child Development assists families with finding childcare for children of all ages, income levels and ethnic groups. They also assist families with identifying scholarships to help cover the cost of childcare.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, their Child Parent Counselors are available from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday to speak with you about your childcare needs – (800) 289-5098. Check out their website here for more information.

    Child Care Voucher Assistance

    What is it? Using state and federal funds, North Carolina provides assistance for childcare services to eligible families based on need and income. The program enables families to access child care at an affordable cost by providing assistance with payments to child care providers.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact the Guilford County Department of Social Services at: (336) 641-3000. Please note that an application for services is required. Families must meet income limits established by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Your household may be subject to the waiting list.

    North Carolina Child Care Provider Search

    What is it? The NC Child Care Provider Search tool will allow for you to search for child care providers in your area. Parents can choose to use this online resource in either English or Spanish.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, visit their website here to begin your search!

    Head Start

    What is it? Head Start and Early Head Start programs are free, federally funded programs designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and families with children under age 3. Head Start programs serve children between 3 and 5 years old.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more, contact Guilford Child Development at (336) 378-7700, or visit their website to complete the application here.

    NC Pre-K

    What is it? The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. Your child must turn 4 year’s old by August 31st to qualify for the school year.

    Who do I contact?

    How do I learn more and/or enroll? To learn more, contact the Guilford County Partnership for Children at (336) 274-5437. Check out their page on our website here for more information.

    **Need to know how to register your child for Kindergarten in Guilford County Schools? Click here for more information!

  • Learning Together

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes which also supports English as Second Language families, click here!

    Reach Out & Read

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about how you can get your child enrolled into the Reach Out & Read program (more free books!) if your child sees a Pediatrician at these Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine (TAPM) sites: 1) Pediatrics at Wendover in Greensboro, call: (336) 272-1050; 2) Family Medicine at Commerce in High Point, call: (336) 884-0224; or 3) Family Medicine at Brentwood in High Point, call: (336) 355-9722.

    High Point Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Greensboro Public Library

    Who do I contact?

    To connect to local story times, information on how to sign up for a library card, other online/virtual options for children at your local library in High Point and MUCH more, click here!

    Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for age-appropriate FREE books every month for your child until age five, click here!

    Reading Connections

    Who do I contact?

    To sign up for family literacy classes, where you can support your child’s literacy development while improving your own literacy skills at the same time, click here! Also supports English as Second Language families.

  • Guilford County Care Coordination for Children (CC4C)

    What is it? The CC4C program is a free case management service for Eligible children from birth up to five years of age. They serve children who are born at risk for developmental delays, children who have difficulty learning to speak or doing other things that typical toddler or preschoolers can, or children whose parents have a concern that “something isn’t right.”

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the CC4C Supervisor at: 336-641-7641. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.

    Children’s Developmental Services Agency

    What is it? The Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) helps families, caregivers, and professionals serve children with special needs through their Infant Toddler program.

    Who do I contact?

    For more information, please contact the Greensboro CDSA office (serves Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties) at: 336-334-5601. You may also reach Debbi Kennerson at: Debbi.kennerson@dhhs.nc.gov.

  • Be Active Kids

    What is it? Be Active Kids is an innovative and interactive program for children ages birth to five. Through their activities and use of adventurous characters, children can engage in playful experiences, interact with a story, explore their natural surroundings, and much more.

    Who do I contact?

    To learn more about their activities and programs, click here! “Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Are You? Tips From a Teacher.” video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnX824XmVZY

  • Click here for 211 information!

    Who do I contact?

    Click here for 211 information!

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