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Child Care and Parent Resources

Child Development Resources

Child Development Resources helps families succeed by providing information and resources to enhance the family′s ability to provide a safe, loving, and enriching life for young children.

Alabama Childcare Facts

Alabama Childcare Facts provides information and facts on Alabama childcare for parents and caregivers looking for information about childcare resources.

Alabama Quality STARS

Alabama’s Quality Rating and Improvement System is part of a national systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.

Alabama Human Resources

The Child Support Enforcement Program is a joint Federal & State effort to help families establish paternity (when necessary), obtain orders for payment of child support, and secure compliance with child support court orders.

Alabama Family Central

A one-stop destination connecting families with hundreds of programs, tools, services, and support. Finding Alabama education, healthcare, child care, and family resources is now fast and easy

Autism Society of Alabama

Find programs and services near you to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Learn about safety initiatives, information and resources, family camps, community education and more.

Nutrition Health

West Alabama Food Bank

Helps alleviate hunger and food insecurity in nine West Alabama counties including Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.

Alabama Public Health

Promotes, protects and improves the health of individuals and communities in Alabama. Their website offers How-To information for WIC applications and more.

Alabama WIC

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under five.

Alabama’s Children’s Trust Fund

The Children’s Trust Fund secures resources to fund community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. We advocate for children and the strengthening of families.

Easter Seals Central Alabama

Easter Seals provides quality life enhancing programs and services to meet the individual needs of people living with disabilities, helping them gain greater independence.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loves & Fishes Food Pantry is a ministry Grace Presbyterian Church, distributing food to more than 700 people in need in West Alabama on the second Tuesday of each month.


Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Cooperative Extension System is an educational organization providing real-life solutions to improve the lives of all Alabamians.

Alabama’s Smart Start

Works in partnership with families and organizations to ensure that all Alabama children (birth to five) get everything they need to develop to their fullest potential.

VOICES For Children

Ensures the well-being (safe, healthy, educated and economically secure) of Alabama’s children through research, public awareness and advocacy.

Tuscaloosa’s One Place

Empowers people to achieve their full potential and provides resources to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families and prevent child abuse.

Developmental Issues

Alabama’s Early Intervention

Alabama’s Early Intervention System is the beginning of Pre-K services for children with disabilities and developmental delays; school readiness is its sole function.

Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families to health and developmental resources so children (birth to age eight) can start school healthy and ready to succeed.


Baby Box

A global initiative providing parents with free access to more than  5000 educational videos by medical experts covering safe sleep, nutrition, pre-natal health, and much more.

Baby Talk

Baby TALK is a community family support model which provides the framework to nurture school readiness and optimal child development by supporting infants and toddlers and their parents.


Babypalooza is a resource for new, expectant and hopeful parents. It’s a place to connect with other parents and a supportive community for parenting resources.

PAL by Text

Subscribe to PAL by Text and receive notices about family-friendly events and resources in your area & weekly parenting tips from trusted experts!

Mental Health

First 5 Alabama

Professional association that works to nurture strong relationships among children and the adults who care for them; focused on promoting the healthy social and emotional development from birth to age five.

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