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Hospital to Home

Bringing a new baby home is full of wonder and fear. This is an exciting and busy transition step for families involving many considerations; family roles will be redefined, the home environment rearranged, and everyone’s schedule adjusted. Being prepared and considering needs and resources before the event occurs is the best way to make this transition time as smooth and stress free as possible for all children and families (This website also includes information and resources for medically fragile children and children with disabilities).  Some issues to focus on may include:  Equipment Needed; Parent Physical and Mental Health; Child’s Physical and Mental Health; Safety Considerations; Social Relationships; Recreation; and, Support Services and Community Resources.

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Home to Center-Based

Today many children spend much of their time in the care of someone other than their parent/ guardian. Placing a child in center based care can be stressful for the child, family and child care providers. Research tells us that the older the child the easier the transition will be. However, many parents/guardians do not have a choice of when or if their child will enter center based care or often even between full or part time care. Your child’s care provider will play a big role in your child’s growth and development. Being prepared and considering needs and resources will make this transition time as smooth and stress free as possible for all children and families (this website also includes information and resources for children with special needs and/or disabilities.) 

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