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Infants and Toddlers

  • 2013 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development
    This version updates and combines the previous Foundations documents (i.e., the 2005 Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and Strategies Guiding Their Success, and the 2007 Infant Toddler Foundations: Guidelines for Development and Learning for North Carolina's Infants and Toddlers). The revised Foundations spans birth to age 5 and includes goals, developmental indicators, and strategies in five developmental domains.
  • Crib Information Center
    Resources, recalls, safety news, regulations and standards related to cribs, bassinets or play yards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
  • Developmental Milestones
    Pathways outlines developmental milestones that children typically reach from birth through their third birthday. Milestones are sorted by age and topic (motor, sensory, communication, and feeding).
  • Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC)
    EHS NRC serves the Early Head Start community by building new knowledge and sharing information related to the unique needs of infants, toddlers, and expectant families. The EHS NRC disseminates timely information through face-to-face meetings and state of the art distant learning experiences. Resources created by the EHS NRC are provided to the EHS and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start community to promote an understanding of the needs of the infant-family field and to support best practices.
  • Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs
    Guide presents information on infant development, nutrition for infants, breastfeeding and formula feeding, preventing tooth decay, feeding solid foods, drinking from a cup, choking prevention, sanitary food preparation and safe food handling, commercially prepared and home-prepared baby food, and some of the Infant Meal Pattern requirements.
  • Healthy Child Care America: Safe Sleep Campaign
    Offers an educational training program for child care health consultants (CCHCs)and other trainers of early (child care) educators that includes a Speaker's Kit and other training materials.
  • Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep & SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS Project)
    On December 1, 2003, the NC SIDS Law 2003-407 (House Bill 152) went into effect. It aims to lower the risks of SIDS in child care. Resources available to child care providers to meet the requirements of this law.
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    Information, resources, and publications available for families, early educators, and health professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Zero to Three
    Information provided for parents and professionals to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.

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