CDC Developmental Milestones The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC’s Milestone Tracker – a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early.program.

Center for Early
Literacy Learning

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays and those at-risk for poor outcomes.  

Center on the
Social and
Foundations for
Early Learning

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.  

Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. It's a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children and can find and share support.     


FRIENDS, the National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs. This site serves as a resource to those programs and to the rest of the Child Abuse Prevention community. 

The Period of
PURPLE Crying®

The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time. 

Our Baby Safe and Sound


Safe and Sound is an educational campaign that provides parents and other caregivers of infants under the age of one, as well as expectant parents and professionals, with information and tips on ways to keep babies safe while sleeping and how to keep your cool when babies cry. The overall goal of the campaign is to help prevent West Virginia infants from injury and death.

The TEAM for
West Virginia

The TEAM for West Virginia Children is a charitable organization founded in 1986 To Eliminate Abuse and Maltreatment (TEAM). At the time of incorporation there was no coordinated plan in the state to prevent child abuse. TEAM has emerged as a statewide leader in prevention by offering programming, training and advocacy on behalf of our state’s children.

West Virginia
Breast Feeding

WV Breast Feeding Alliance work to improve the health of West Virginians by working collaboratively to protect, promote and educate our community about breastfeeding.

WV Infant/

Early Learning

The West Virginia Infant/Toddler Early Learning Standards Framework guides professionals as they implement a caring, respectful curriculum that allows children to feel valued, competent and respected.


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