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Babies First! Resources for Parents and Professionals

For Parents

  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
    This is the Home Page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. Educational materials for parents and providers are available on this site.
  • National Parent Information Network
    This is the website of the federally funded Educational Resource Information Center. It offers news, book review, and a Parents AskERIC service.
  • Safe Kids Oregon
    Working to prevent unintentional, preventable injury and death.
  • Zero to Three for Parents
    Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.
  • Free Infant Screening by participating optometrists
    Zero to InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.

For Professionals

  • Bright Futures
    This site contains wellness and anticipatory guidance for the prenatal period through teenage years.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorders. Developmental growth charts, fact sheets, informational cards, and posters are available as downloads .
  • Clinical Pediatric Growth Charts
    Download or view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2000 Growth Charts for the United States. The site offers background information and data about the research used to develop the charts, and also some discussion of interpretation of results.
  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
    This is the Home Page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. Educational materials for parents and providers are available on this site. View or order the Just In Time materials for pediatric primary care providers.
  • NCAST
    NCAST is a part of the University of Washington. This program disseminates and develops innovative research-based products and training programs, which can be used with typically developing children, those at risk for developmental delays, and those diagnosed with special health needs. NCAST seeks to give professionals, parents, and other caregivers the knowledge and skills to provide nurturing environments for young children.
  • Free Infant Screening by participating optometrists
    Zero to InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.
  • Stepping Up: Prevention Strategies for Pregnancy, Parenting and Infancy
    The University of Washington School of Nursing, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, created Stepping Up: Prevention Strategies for Pregnancy, Parenting and Infancy website. It contains maternal-child health information about prenatal care, health education, unstable family situations, and newborn care. The Stepping Up team has also created best practice suggestions for health care providers and state agencies in their work with clients, including effective intervention strategies.
  • Zero to Three for Professionals
    Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.