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Pennsylvania Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

Nurse-Family Partnership

NFP is a nurse home visiting program that helps eligible first-time parents learn how to take good care of their babies. Learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply.

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About the Parent-Child Home Program

Parent-Child Home Program

This home-based early literacy program helps families with infants and toddlers. In two half-hour sessions each week over a two-year period, home visitors teach parents how to read and play with their children, promoting positive parent-child interaction, literacy development, and a language-rich home environment.

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Find an Early Learning Resource Center near you

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRC) are the hub of child care information in your local area. An ELRC can provide you and your family with information on quality child care and personalized child care referrals to child care providers based on your specific needs or preferences.

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Support for families of children with disabilities

Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Special Education

Parent centers are located around Pennsylvania to offer support for families of children with disabilities. Centers can help parents understand their rights under IDEA, their children's needs, and how to obtain appropriate services.

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Pennsylvania's Early Intervention program

PA Department of Education, Early Intervention

Children in Pennsylvania with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from a state-supported collaboration among parents, service practicioners and others who work with young children. PA's Early Intervention program provides support and services to families with children, from birth to age five.

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PA Family Centers

PA Department of Human Services

PA Family Centers provide a number of family and community services such as family support and information groups, child health and development screenings, in-home child development sessions, and toy- and book-lending libraries.

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Healthy Families America

Healthy Families of America

Healthy Families American promotes child well-being and prevent the abuse and neglect of children through intensive home visiting.

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Early Head Start

Early Head Start gives low-income pregnant women and families the skills they need to enhance their children’s growth from birth through age three. Early Head Start home-based services include weekly 90-minute home visits and two group socialization activities per month for parents and their children. 

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Postpartum Support International (PSI): Pennsylvania supports

Postpartum Support International

PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. Also list local events, trainings and volunteer opportunities.

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Postpartum Depression Philly

Postpartum Depression Philly

In Philadelphia, many organizations are working together to find better ways to support new mothers with postpartum depression (PPD). The goal is to help new mothers, their families and their support systems better understand PPD. With this knowledge, new mothers can quickly get the support they need to manage their PPD so they can enjoy their new baby.

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Challenging Behaviors and Your Child

PA's Promise for Children

A collection of resources and programs to help families address challenging behaviors with their child.

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Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! A Mother's Guide


This resource has information, tips and resources to help moms and babies prepare for breastfeeding options when your baby is in a child care program.

Get information on providing breastmilk to your baby when you go back to work or school; how to keep making enough milk when your baby is in child care; how to take breastmilk to the child care site; feeding breastmilk in a bottle; helping your child care program provide care for your breastfed baby and more!

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Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

Learn more about these Helplines