- Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive! is a home visitor’s guide to developmental and behavioral screening as prepared by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Three is a guide for professionals in the Illinois early childhood system as prepared by the Illinois Early Learning Council.
- Professionals Partnering with Newborns and Their Families is a guide for practitioners from the Illinois Newborn Practice Roundtable.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed a set of comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care, called Bright Futures, for pediatricians to follow. Each well-child visit has an age-appropriate pre-visit questionnaire that are designed for parents. Click here for Bright Futures and the age-appropriate pre-visit questionnaires.
- School Readiness
- Developmental Foundations for School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers was prepared by the Network of Infant/Toddler Researchers to aid practitioners on the issue of school readiness.
- Early Intervention
- Click here to learn more about Early Intervention services that are offered in Illinois.
- The following presentation materials and videos pertain to different aspects of developmental disability:
- Developmental Disabilities
- Promoting Social and Emotional Development
- The U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education have partnered with Too Small to Fail to release a toolkit on social and emotional development for young children. The toolkit includes the following resources that home visitors may find useful:
- A tip sheet for providers and educators of infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children
- A tip sheet for parents and families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- A milestone Chart with key information on social and emotional development from birth to age 5
- A fact sheet on the research behind social and emotional development in early childhood and lifelong outcomes
This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number HRSA-16-172 Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
It takes a village. Illinois home visiting collaborates with numerous partners in order to support young children and families. These partners include:
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago • Children’s Home + Aid • Easter Seals • Ever Thrive Illinois • Family Focus • Fussy Baby Network at the Erikson Institute • Heartland Alliance • Illinois Action for Children • Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health • Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership • Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence • Latino Policy Forum • Metropolitan Family Services • Mothers and Babies Program at Northwestern University • Prevent Child Abuse Illinois • Robert R. McCormick Foundation • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law • The Irving Harris Foundation • The Ounce of Prevention Fund • Voices for Illinois Children