Family & Community Engagement


Building Partnerships

Supporting Families Together Association (webpage) - This agency provides resources to parents to help their efforts in finding quality care. Also provides information about home visiting programs in WI.

Quality Early Education & Child Care from Birth to Kindergarten (article) - from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2017 policy statement that supports the role pediatricians have in promoting quality early education & child care for all children in the medical home, the community, state & national levels.

Maternal & Child Health Program (webpage) - works with local public health departments, community & statewide organizations to provide and/or assure quality health services are delivered to mothers, children & families in WI.

Supporting Families

WI Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, & Support (website) - WI-FACETS provides opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children & adults with disabilities & their families, with emphasis on support for under-served families in the community.

Learn the Signs. Act Early. in Wisconsin (website) - Offers practical information to help parents learn, act early & connect. Includes information about child development, who to contact if you have concerns & how to find other community resources in WI.

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations Family Engagement Resources - (webpage) houses the Backpack Connections Series &  the Making Life Easier Tipsheets. These can be used to help families navigate the social-emotional development of their children.

Well Badger Resource Center (website) - The home of WI First Step, the WI MCH Hotlines, and WI Informed Consent Help Lines. Supports from this 1-800 number are available from 7a-7p, M-F. 

NAEYC for Families (website) - National Association for the Education of Young Children offers this website for parents, including a column by Doctors T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua Sparrow, information on quality child care & preschool programs & resources to support development.

Healthy Children (website) - from the American Academy of Pediatrics, this site offers information for parents on healthy living, safety & prevention, family life, health issues, news, tips & tools.

Zero to Three (website) - National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families, Early connections last a lifetime.

Supporting Providers

WI Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (website) - WSPEI is a service for parents, educators & others interested in parent-educator partnerships for children with disabilities.

Resources for Serving Children with Disabilities (internal link)- For additional resources for families of children with disabilities, visit this page of the Collaborating Partners website.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (webpage) - Offering information on child development, positive parenting, developmental screening, specific conditions, research findings & free materials.

EC Professional Resource Toolkit (webpage) 2016


Updated 5/11/2018

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