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Resources for Parents

Birth to Three Services

If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk with your pediatrician. You can also contact the early childhood development and family support program (in Kansas or Missouri) serving infants and toddlers from birth to age three who have developmental disabilities or delays. In Kansas, contact Infant Toddler Services. Learn more about Kansas Infant Toddler Services.

First Signs

First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders. The First Signs website provides a wealth of vital resources, covering a range of issues: from monitoring development, to concerns about a child; from the screening and referral process, to sharing concerns.

Visit First Signs

Zero to Three

The Zero to Three website provides information for early child development, well-being and learning. Zero to Three also supports parents with practical resources that help them connect more positively, deeply and continuously with their babies.

Visit Zero to Three

Milestone Tracking

CDCs Milestone tracker app

Other milestone tracking resources provided by the CDC:

CDC Milestone Tracking Resources

KC Family Attractions

Explore family friendly attractions in Kansas City such as LEGOLAND, the Kansas City Zoo, Crayola Cafe and Science City.

KC Family Attractions

Choosing Books For Young Children

Reading with young children is important!  Sharing books even before a child is talking helps with language development.Sharing books together will also help your child get ready for school.

Learn more about how to choose books for young children.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
2000 Olathe Blvd.
Miller Building, Room 1031
Kansas City, KS 66160