The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a flyer guiding parents about how to talk to the doctor about concerns regarding a child's development. Clear steps and suggestions will empower parents to approach the doctor with confidence and be prepared with the right questions. We have modified this flyer to include local referral information for parents. Access the flyer here in English and Spanish.
2. Free Educational Materials
The CDC also provides free Milestones checklists, brochures and booklets that are available online and by order. These are wonderful tools to help parents identify any signs of developmental delay, while learning more about their child's growth. - Visit this link for a variety of downloadable Milestones tools. - To order the Milestones booklet in English or Spanish, visit this order form. Select "Child Development - Learn the Signs. Act Early" under Programs. Press GO and you can request free booklets to be mailed to your site. - To order large quantities of booklets please visit this link for more information.
Increasing access to health care for children ages 0-5 and their families
Family Resource Centers are located throughout SLO County and offer support in meeting basic needs, assistance through crises, and case management services. Family advocates can assist with Medi-Cal forms and other health-related issues. For a complete listing, download the SLO County FRC Directory.
The Health Access Training Project is a project of First 5 of San Luis Obispo County which advocates for quality programs and services to support children from prenatal to age five, ensuring that every child is healthy and ready to learn in school.