Your child’s Health Care Provider is committed to your child’s health and success. Going to all your child’s well child visits is very important because you can ask questions about parenting, school readiness, eating well and discipline. The American Academy of Pediatrics has great information to reference.
The first 5 years of life are critical to your child’s lifelong development. The sooner you catch a delay or disability, the sooner you can help connect children with services and supports that make a real difference. The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District offers the Ages & Stages developmental questionnaire free of charge to parents.
Whole Family Connect is designed to give families throughout the Ottawa County free, anonymous and better access to community services for children and families to help them live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Great Start to Quality offers parents information on licensed in-home and center-based childcare and preschool options.
Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has great information to help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.