Early childhood topics:

Early childhood: Overview

A woman and child are sitting outside in the grass. The woman is looking at the child and they are both laughing.

It's never too early to start thinking about your child's future and planning for a life of inclusion. In this time between infancy and school, your child is learning, growing and building skills. Use this time to get the supports your family needs to prepare your child for school and beyond.

This section covers:

  • Key supports

    Find out how to get needed support, ask questions of other parents and find a community.

  • Programs and services

    Access programs and services to address safety, supports in your home, health care, paying for food and more. 

  • Legal

    Knowing your child's rights will help you advocate and plan for your child's needs at home, at school and in the community.

  • Resources

    Information is key. Check out these helpful resources for early childhood.

  • Planning and advocacy

    Thinking about what comes next will help you set your child up for success.