Whether you are an expectant parent or have children well into their teens, you will receive personalized consultation and assistance in locating childcare services with the help of a childcare specialist.
By accessing a database of childcare provider resources and links to several community resources in and around your area, the childcare specialist provides referrals for youngsters ranging from infants to teens.
The childcare specialist can offer information on how to evaluate the quality of childcare programs or providers, consultation and education on child development and parenting issues, written information and practical tools such as booklets, checklists and guides.
Referrals to community and nationwide services include:
- Day care centers
- Family day care home providers
- In-home providers
- Before/after school and preschool programs
- Summer programs
- Emergency/temporary/mildly sick care programs
Learn more about Impact Solutions to get started with a childcare consultation.
Resources from Dr. Lisa Damour
Friend of the Wellness Program, Dr. Lisa Damour, has a podcast called "Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting" which gives parents the tools they need to navigate parenting through a pandemic and beyond. With journalist Reena Ninan, Dr. Damour tackles parents' timely and timeless questions about the challenges that come with raising children and teenagers. Ask Lisa is available at Apple, Spotify, and most podcast platforms. New episodes release each Tuesday.
Some of the Wellness Team's favorite episodes:
Helping Kids Manage Grief and Loss
My Kids & I Have Hit a Wall. How Do We Keep Going?
In addition, visit Dr. Damour's Website, which includes great articles on topics such as "Parenting when Shocked".