Outside Resources for Parents
Birth to Three: Child Development Watch
Child Development Watch (CDW) assesses and provides services for children from birth to 3 years. There is no cost for services. Eligibility is determined by CDW guidelines set by the state of Delaware. If you live outside of the state of Delaware, consult the Early Intervention or Birth to Three program information for your state.
CDW New Castle County
302-283-7240 or 1-800-671-0050
CDW Kent/Sussex Counties
302-424-7300 or 1-800-752-9393
Three and Up: ChildFind
ChildFind is a public school program that assesses children from 3 years of age through high school, even if the child does not yet attend school. School-based services are free and do not require a prescription. Eligibility and services are based on children’s ability to succeed in school.
If your child does not yet attend preschool at least 20 hrs/wk OR attends public school in the district you live in: Call the Child Find Coordinator for the district you live in.
If your child attends preschool at least 20 hrs/wk OR attends a private school anywhere in the state of DE: Call the Child Find Coordinator for the district your child’s school is in.
Christina School District: 302-454-2047
Red Clay School District: 302-633-3890
Colonial School District: 302-429-4088
Brandywine School District: 302-479-2600
Appoquinimink School District: 302-376-4130
2-1-1 Help Me Grow Helpline
The 2-1-1 helpline is a free, confidential service from the United Way and the Delaware Division of Public Health. Child Development Specialists can connect you with services, programs, and other resources for your child. Dial 2-1-1 or text 302-231-1464 8am–5pm, Monday through Friday.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
You can use ASHA ProFind to search for ASHA-Certified Audiologists and Speech-Language. Visit https://www.asha.org/profind/ or call 800-638-8255 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Parent Information Center of Delaware
The Parent Information Center of Delaware, Inc. offers a variety of resources for parents, including information about who qualifies for special education and suggestions for how to advocate for your child. Visit their website https://picofdel.org/resources/ or call them toll-free at (888) 547-4412.