Helpful resources to get you started
If you would like additional information, please speak with your child’s teacher or the administration. We are always happy to help!
Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS)
Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Program Standards require that programs select and adopt a comprehensive curriculum. A comprehensive curriculum is a written set of learning objectives and activities that guide decisions adults make about experiences for children. It includes goals and objectives for children’s development and learning, experiences that will help achieve these goals, what staff and families do to help children achieve goals, and the materials needed to support the teacher’s use of curriculum. A curriculum addresses a broad range of developmental and learning outcomes across all domains and subject matter areas.
Help Me Grow Program
The Ohio Department of Health’s Help Me Grow program is designed to ensure Ohio’s children receive a healthy birth and the resources to warrant a healthy and productive start in life. An integral part of Ohio’s prenatal to age three system of supports, the services offered by Help Me Grow equip parents with the means to help their child acquire the early building blocks necessary for long term success. These initial achievements last a lifetime, as scientific evidence strongly suggests that a child’s success is significantly determined by the quality of nurturing in the first three years of life.
Help Me Grow encompasses three components, available in all 88 counties in Ohio: Home Visiting, Early Intervention, and Infant Hearing. Each program strives to ensure that parents receive the individualized care and support needed to live a healthy and happy life.
Early Childhood Resource Network +
ECRN+ has more than 30 years of experience working with children who have special needs (developmental delays, disabilities and special health care needs) and their families.
- Perform on-site child observations at child care sites and preschools
- Provide ongoing family service coordination for eligible children (birth through 5 years old) and families
- Conduct developmental screenings for children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age
NBCC is now partnered with CCAMPIS at OSU.
If you are going to school at OSU and need child care, the CCAMPIS program may be just what you need.
Tho Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion has a program, CCAMPIS, Child Care Access Means Parents in School.
Learn the Signs. Act Early. The CDC’s Guide to Early Intervention
Concerned About Your Child’s Development? Take a look at this website, provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to gain insight into how to measure if your child is showing developmental delays, who to talk to, what measures are available to you and the importance of getting help early in the child’s life. Every state and territory has services available to parents to help you in making these determinations.
Healthcare services are crucial for young children’s optimal development. Sometimes good healthcare can be expensive and hard to find.
We have put together a list of healthcare resources for families who do not have a primary care physician or pediatrician. Many of the programs are offered at free or reduced rates. Click here to visit the City of Columbus’ Physicians Free Clinic website.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability. Recent estimates conclude that nearly 764,000 people in the U.S. have CP. We strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance that they need to help improve their overall quality of life. https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/cerebral-palsy/
Additional Family Resources
Action for Children
Action for Children also have information on health care services for families. Action for Children provides information on parent resources in the community, including parenting classes, health and wellness resources, parenting tips, and more.
Clintonville Resources Center
Clintonville Community Resources Center (CRC) has programs established to promote a positive quality of life for residents of the Clintonville-Beechwold area.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics has helpful resources on attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Confident Parents Confident Kids
Dedicated to actively supporting kids’ social, emotional and ethical development Confident Parents Confident Kids is a blog about self-help, responsible decision making, and relationship skills.
Columbus Parent Magazine
Subscription based, Columbus Parent‘s website provides helpful articles about kids and establishing healthy lifestyles.
Heart Start of central Ohio
Heart Start of central Ohio is a basic life support training center for the American Heart Association and American Safety & Health Institute. Their courses meet local, state, and federal requirements and are recognized by all state agencies and licensing boards.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center is the largest provider of outpatient speech and hearing services in central Ohio.