Helpful Links for Families

Smoke Free Homes
Secondhand Smoke Can Make Children Suffer Serious Health Risks

Quit Smoking Community

Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS)
Voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age two with disabilities or developmental delays

kidcentral tn
A comprehensive overview of services available for TN families

Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN (DSAMT)
A community of individuals with Down syndrome, self-advocates and their families, educators and disability professionals

TN Disability Pathfinder
Helps families find disability-related resources in TN

TN Books from Birth (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library)
Mails one book per month to every child (birth to 5) who is signed up

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Provides "know-how" information to parents and caregivers to nurture child development; also offers specific information for military families

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Promotes social and emotional development and school readiness from birth-5 years

Parents as Teachers
Provides information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC for Families)
Provides information for families about child development, high-quality early care and education, etc.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Provides tools to be able to spot developmental delays early

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families

Early Childhood Outcomes Center (ECO)
Provides leadership in assisting states with the implementation of high-quality outcome systems for early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) programs.