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Parent & Caregiver Resources

Parenting is hard work. Let us help.

Use the following programs and resources to enrich your child’s development and act early if you have a concern:

  • Parent & Caregiver Guide & Programs

    Circle of Security | Parenting Program
    An 8-week parenting program that focuses on building stronger relationships between parent and child. Learn more.

    Healthy Families America | Home Visitation Services
    Home visitation services provided in home or another location that support enhancing child-parent relationships. Learn more.

    Learning Begins at Birth | Parent Guide
    A booklet for parents of children born in Nebraska that provides information on child development, childcare and available services. Learn more.

    Women, Infants & Children (WIC) | Nutrition Program
    A nutrition program that helps low to moderate income families eat well and stay healthy by providing nutritious foods and community support. Learn more.

    Nebraska Extension Early Childhood Development | Information & Resources
    Supports adults who play a role in young children’s lives by providing information and resources about early child development. Learn more.

  • Child Care Locators

    Nebraska Child Care Referral Network | Search for Child Care Near You
    Search listings of childcare providers across Nebraska for children from birth to age 12. Learn more. (Download info sheet)

    Educare Lincoln | Childcare Program
    Research-based program that prepares young, at-risk children for school; specially designed place that nurtures early learning. Learn more.

    Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center | Programs
    Free learning and development services for children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Head Start welcomes children with disabilities. Learn more.

  • Respite Care Resources

    Respite is care available for family caregivers with children who have development disabilities that is paid for by the state. Respite may be provided at home or in a childcare center.

    Questions about whether your disabled child qualifies for respite, call 211 and ask for Help Me Grow.

    Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network | Find Respite Resources
    Search for respite providers across Nebraska for the caregivers of children with special needs or chronic health conditions. Learn more.

    Nebraska Resource and Referral System | Respite Care Finder
    Get information to help locate quality respite care resources in local communities. Learn more.

  • Additional Resources

    Answers4Families | Resources for Special Needs
    Find answers, talk with others in similar situations and locate services for Nebraskans with special needs. Learn more.

    Lincoln Children’s Museum | Activities for Children
    Three floors of hands-on exhibits and programs that invite children to create, discover and learn through the power of play. Learn more.

    Lincoln City Libraries | Activities for Children
    Fosters the power of reading, provides open access to all forms of information and hosts storytimes and Summer Reading Challenges for kids. Learn more.

    Lincoln Kids | Magazine & Website
    A free, seasonal publication for families in the Lincoln area geared towards parents of children ages 0-14. Learn more.

    Lincoln Macaroni KID | e-Newsletter & Website
    A free weekly e-newsletter highlighting all the great things for kids and families to do in our community. Learn more

    123 Connect with Me | Resources
    Reminders and easy how-to’s that encourage adults to interact with kids ages 0-3 to help build healthy brain connections. Learn more.

If you think your child (or a child you know) may be at-risk of developmental delays, refer them to Help Me Grow today.

Find ways to track your child’s milestones, read news about early childhood development and learn more about Help Me Grow.