Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Additional Resources
If you need help there are many ways to find it. You just need to ask! Reach out and get support.
If you have concerns about your child's development you can reach out to:
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    Your child's doctor
    Your doctor or primary care provider should be the first person your reach out to with any concerns about your child’s development.
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    Toll-free hotline
    FRIDAY: MAY 16, 2014
    If you are unable to speak to your child’s doctor, or have additional concerns, you can call Connecticut’s Toll Free Child Development Infoline at 1 (800) 505-7000.
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    FRIDAY: MAY 16, 2014
    Free educational and child development services for children birth to five years old and pregnant women. Find out how to get in touch with a program near you.
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    Family development
    FRIDAY: MAY 16, 2014
    A variety of free resources available for families including connections to child development assessments, parent education and support in person and by phone, and referrals to health, childcare, and social services. Reach out to them at 860.432.5278, ext. 125.
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    Zero to three
    FRIDAY: MAY 16, 2014
    For more information on healthy child development beginning at birth, visit the Zero to Three Parent Portal. Multimedia resources available including podcasts, videos, mobile applications, fact sheets, and more.
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    211 Navigator
    FRIDAY: MAY 16, 2014
    Your family may quality for free or reduced-cost food, healthcare, or cash assistance. Use the online benefits screening tool to find out which federal and state programs you may qualify for and how to apply.
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    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more about this federal program that provides nutrition assistance to millions of Americans. Apply for benefits, locate a SNAP authorized retailer, report a lost EBT card, and more.
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    Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Nutrition assistance program for pregnant and postpartum women and children up to age five. Also offers support for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, nutrition education, and health care referrals.
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    Husky Healthcare
    Learn more about Connecticut’s Supplemental Children’s Health Insurance Program; children, parents, and pregnant women may be eligible for free or reduced health care insurance. Site also offers a variety of health education resources.
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    Access Health CT
    Does your family need health or dental insurance? Shop for and enroll in subsidized and non-subsidized plans at Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace.
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    Mental health
    Mental health resources, information, and referral services from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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    Licensed childcare
    Find licensing information for Connecticut childcare providers.
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    Care 4 kids
    Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
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    MPS Family Resource Centers
    Visit one of the Manchester Public Schools Family Resource Centers to access resources and to meet other families. Programs, workshops, and referral services are available.
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    Building Healthy Families
    Building Healthy Families seeks to foster health in the families of Manchester by building the capacity of parents and enhancing the skills of parents and other care-givers.
Click here for a list of Manchester pediatricians
Click here for the Child Development Infoline Website
Find a Headstart or Early Headstart program near you
Click here to access the Family Development Center Website
To access the Zero to three resources, click here
Use the online screening tool here to see if you qualify
Click to learn more about nutrition assistance
To access Women, Infants, and Children website, click here
Click here to access the Husky Healthcare website
Use the website to shop for and enroll in insurance plans
Click to learn about mental health resources and services
Search for and review licensed childcare provider information
Click here to access the Care 4 Kids website
Go to the Family Resource Center page to learn more
Go to the Building Healthy Families website for more info.
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