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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 a Child Care Information Services agency near you

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Child Care Information Services (CCIS) agencies are the hub of child care information in your local area. CCIS agencies 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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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