HERE TO HELP

We’ve gathered a list of the very best tools and organizations every Utah family should know about to help you Love, Talk, Read, Count, and Play more with your young kids. Many of these folks offer great #SafeAtHome resources, and everyone on this list cares about your little ones and their lifelong health and success.

  • Help Me Grow Utah

    Help Me Grow Utah is a parent helpline available to all parents in the state of Utah. Connect with our Parent Support Specialists to get answers to parenting questions, access to developmental screening tools, and connections to resources in your community.

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  • Utah 211

    211 provides people with ways to get help, and give help. By simply dialing 2-1-1, callers can connect to health and human resources they need, such as housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more. As well as find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

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  • Bright by Text

    Free activities, games, and resources for parents and caregivers of children under 5 sent right to your cell phone. Text “UTFAMILY” to 274448.

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  • Children’s Service Society

    Children’s Service Society supports early childhood through various programs including: Adoption, Care About Childcare, Grandfamilies, and Home Visitation.

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  • Preschool Pioneer Library

    The Utah Education Network addresses early childhood needs and resources for students, parents and caregivers with the Preschool Pioneer Library, an online collection of high quality educational resources.

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  • Prevent Child Abuse Utah

    PCAU Parents as Teachers program is a free, science-based home visiting service currently serving families in Weber County, Utah. Qualifying families receive bi-monthly visits focused on child development and parenting skills.

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  • Waterford UPSTART

    Waterford UPSTART’s instructional program is used 15 minutes per day, five days a week, guiding children along a personalized path to learn the fundamentals of literacy. It is available to all families at no cost.

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  • CDC – Learn the Signs. Act Early

    CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program and free tools encourage parents to learn the signs of healthy development, monitor child’s early development, and to take action when there is a concern.

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  • WIC Utah

    WIC provides nutrition health assessments, nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support, and healthy foods. Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age 5 can participate on WIC.

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  • Your local Library

    Your local library is a great early childhood resource! You can you find books, articles, videos, and more on child development. Most libraries also offer programs like story time and playtime for kids of all ages.

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  • Utah Head Start

    Head Start is an early education program for children from at-risk backgrounds from birth to age 5. The goal of Head Start is to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond through education, social and emotional support, access to health and nutrition services, and family engagement and stability.

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  • Baby Watch Early Intervention

    The Baby Watch Early intervention Program is a parent coaching program that teaches families how to support their infant or toddler’s development. A statewide network of programs provide direct services to families of eligible infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.

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  • Healthy Relationships Utah

    HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org provides free relationship education for parents and parent figures. Participants may be single, divorced, married, remarried, or other committed relationship.

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  • PBS Kids Utah

    PBS KIDS Utah is a trusted and safe place on TV, on digital platforms, and on mobile devices. You can access PBS KIDS content wherever and whenever through the PBS KIDS Video app, the PBS KIDS Games app, and the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel.

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  • Welcome Baby – United Way

    Welcome Baby is a free parent education program designed to promote a healthy, secure, and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies, and their family members. Volunteer home visitors visit moms monthly with age-specific developmental information, parental engagement activities, and parenting tips.

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  • St. George Children’s Museum

    The St.George Children’s Museum was created to help children experience the joys of exploration and play. Sensory and educational opportunities are provided throughout the museum.

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  • The Children’s Center

    The Children’s Center specializes in infant and early childhood mental health and provides family therapy services to children aged 0-6 and their families.

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  • Family Support Centers

    Family Support Centers across the state provide 24-hour crisis & respite nurseries, 24-hour information and referral services, and parenting and youth education programs. Based on the needs of the particular community it serves, each agency likewise offers additional services.

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  • Care about Childcare

    Care about Childcare is a state-run service that connects parents to quality, licensed childcare providers across Utah.

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  • Early Childhood Utah

    Early Childhood Utah promotes and supports a strong foundation of health and wellbeing for all Utah children. They help families and early childhood programs understand developmental milestones and how to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires® to support child development.

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