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Infants and Toddlers

  • 2013 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development
    This version updates and combines the previous Foundations documents (i.e., the 2005 Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and Strategies Guiding Their Success, and the 2007 Infant Toddler Foundations: Guidelines for Development and Learning for North Carolina's Infants and Toddlers). The revised Foundations spans birth to age 5 and includes goals, developmental indicators, and strategies in five developmental domains.
  • Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
    Information, resources, and services from the NC Nutrition Services Branch to encourage and support breastfeeding at home, work, and in child care facilities
  • Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (IT)
    Special collection of Caring For Our Children (CFOC3) standards that address the care and education of infants and toddlers in child care programs.
  • Crib Information Center
    Resources, recalls, safety news, regulations and standards related to cribs, bassinets or play yards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
  • Developmental Milestones
    Pathways outlines developmental milestones that children typically reach from birth through their third birthday. Milestones are sorted by age and topic (motor, sensory, communication, and feeding).
  • Early Head Start (EHS) Programs
    EHS programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. They provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.
  • Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep & SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS Project)
    On December 1, 2003, the NC SIDS Law 2003-407 (House Bill 152) went into effect. It aims to lower the risks of SIDS in child care. Resources available to child care providers to meet the requirements of this law.
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    Information, resources, and publications available for families, early educators, and health professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Zero to Three
    Information provided for parents and professionals to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.

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