Tag: Birth to Five Helpline

Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

| April 28, 2020
Birth to Five Helpline — We can all use a little help!

It’s been a few weeks now of “stay-at-home” life. We have children home from school and child care, parents working from home, many families find themselves out of work and, on top of this, the news transforms each day before our eyes.

This is a time when we need one another and reaching out to a friend or family member to say hello can be very helpful. But what else can we do to manage our needs as adults? And what can we do to help and support our young children? If you find yourself having more difficulty than expected, seeking out a professional to talk with is a good idea.

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Developmental disabilities month — Meeting developmental milestones

| February 25, 2020
Developmental disabilities month — Meeting developmental milestones

All children are unique, growing and developing in their own way with every parent and caregiver wanting to see their child meet typical milestones at the appropriate time.

Our Birth to Five Helpline early childhood specialists can help parents and caregivers know what to expect as children move through the ages and stages of their lives.

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Holidays and your little ones

| December 17, 2019
Holidays and your little ones

The holidays are upon us. It means lots of gatherings with families and friends, delicious food, cookies, candy, late nights and super-excited children!

Even though we all look forward to this fun time of year, we know that routines go out the window, eating habits will be in flux and excess sugar is inevitable. 

Babies and toddlers are being introduced to family members they’ve never met before. And although the adults are thrilled to meet new additions to the family fold, young children may be apprehensive and resistant.

If travel is in your future for the holidays this too can cause anxiety and concern for your little one. As they experience sitting in a car for hours or flying for the first time, it can be tiring and overwhelming with tears and irritability forthcoming.

And let’s not forget sleep! Just when you thought you had your child’s sleep ritual under control it will be turned upside down.

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More common questions for early childhood specialists!

| November 4, 2018
More common questions for early childhood specialists!

A few months ago we published some of our most common questions that callers ask our Birth to Five Helpline specialists. This month we thought we’d share a few more.

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Resources for Parents around Arizona

| September 30, 2017
Resources for Parents around Arizona

With challenges at every level of parenting, it’s important to know what resources are out there. Organizations throughout Arizona offer various classes, workshops and services that can help.

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Birth to Five Helpline App has Launched!

| February 6, 2017
Birth to Five Helpline App has Launched!

The Birth to Five Helpline app allows you to easily one-click call, text, or e-mail the Birth to Five Helpline early childhood specialists directly from your phone.

Plus, you can visit the website here, donate or visit the Southwest Human Development and First Things First websites directly from the app!

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Birth to Five Helpline Information

| March 30, 2015
Birth to Five Helpline Information

The Birth to Five Helpline is state’s only toll-free helpline for parents and caregivers who have questions or concerns about early childhood development or parenting. It’s a critical resource and support system around a wide range of issues that affect very young children and those who care for them.

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Birth to Five Helpline Information

| March 23, 2015
Birth to Five Helpline Information

The Birth to Five Helpline is state’s only toll-free helpline for parents and caregivers who have questions or concerns about early childhood development or parenting. It’s a critical resource and support system around a wide range of issues that affect very young children and those who care for them.

Continue Reading