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Here are a variety of supplemental links to allow you to further explore child care information for parents and families.
ON CHOOSING CHILD CARE
Center on the Family, University of Hawaii at Manoa offers a “Choosing Child Care” guide booklet.
Child Care Aware, a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), is a nonprofit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their communities.
FDA Consumer, the magazine of the US Food and Drug Administration, provides a wealth of information on FDA related health issues: food safety, nutrition, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, radiation protection, vaccines, blood products, and veterinary medicine. For a sample copy of FDA Consumer and a subscription order form, write to: Food and Drug Administration, HFI-40, Rockville MD 20857. http://www.fda.gov
You can reach the Parent Line at 808-526-1222 for information and support. The time you spend with your baby is very important to his or her development. Cuddling, talking, reading, playing, exploring, dancing, and singing with your baby will help her brain and body develop. Every Baby grows and learn at his or her own rate. If you have questions about your baby’s development call Parent Line or call your doctor. Babies are born learning so make every moment count.
FOR COUNSELING AND PARENTING CLASSES
SAFETY ISSUESKeiki Injury Prevention Coalition
Visit the Keiki Prevention Coalition at http://www.kipchawaii.org
Safe Sleep for Infants
Recalled Toys and Products
For a number of reasons, some infants, toddlers and preschool-age children may need access to special education services before they enter kindergarten. They may have an identified disability or developmental delay, or they may be at risk for a developmental delay. Any aspect of a child’s physical, mental or emotional development that may interfere with his or her ability to benefit fully from regular education services can qualify a child for special education. Prevention and early intervention are key to helping children develop to their full potential.
The Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. Visit http://www.spinhawaii.org
Special Needs Books & Resources
RESOURCES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES