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All the tools you need to help your child learn and grow

from PA Promise in partnership with OCDEL

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The Early Learning GPS tool

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

This tool was developed by professionals and parents in Pennsylvania. It can help you monitor your child's progress and save important notes along the way.

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A tool to track your child's growth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This printable chart from the Centers for Disease Control can help you track immunizations, milestones and your child's growth.

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Monitoring your child's well-being vs. screenings: How are they different?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This printable fact sheet provides a short summary of the differences between monitoring and screenings. Available in both English and Spanish.

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What to expect during well-child visits

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A resource from the Centers for Disease Control that describes why monitoring and screening is important and what to expect, particularly during well-child visits.

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Pennsylvania's newborn hearing screening and intervention program

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The program helps identify hearing loss and works with your primary care physician to provide treatment.

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What to expect during newborn screening tests

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics describes what to expect during newborn screening tests. An audio version of this article is available. It is also translated into Spanish.

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Things to know about disabilities in young children

Center for Parent Information and Resources, U.S. Department of Education

This site offers fact sheets on specific disabilities, such as AD/HD, Autism, deafness and hearing loss, epilepsy and learning disabilities, among others. They are available in both English and Spanish.

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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