Browse the list below to find resources from United Way and our partners, including child care assistance and tips, educational tools and other supports for families.
United Way invests in Discover Your Spark, an online tool to help parents find summer and after-school programs powered by the Youth Development Resource Center.SEARCH NOW
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides lists of developmental milestones for children up to five years of age. This can help parents identify any delays their child may have, plus connect them with some free resources.LEARN MORE
The Child Care Aware Checklist gives parents a list of important questions to ask care providers to find one that is right for their family.DOWNLOAD
Funded by The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Detroit SOARS Scholarship program provides financial support for Detroit families with children under age 5 to offset child care tuition.Learn More
Find a Detroit school that fits your family’s needs.LEARN MORE
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire helps parents assess their child’s development for children up to age 5. The ASQ helps parents catch physical, emotional, social and educational delays early and connects them with resources and support to help their kids catch up.TAKE THE ASQ
Early On is Michigan’s system for helping infants and toddlers with developmental delays or who are at risk for delays. It’s designed to help families find the social, health, and educational services that will promote the development of their infants and toddlers with special needs.LEARN MORE
Connect4Care Kids is an online tool to help parents access quality child care in Wayne County.FIND CARE
Call 877-614-7328 to connect with a Great Start to Quality Resource Center near you and get help finding child care.
The Great Start Collaborative provides support and resources to parents and care providers throughout Wayne County.LEARN MORE
Kids’ Health Connections (formerly the Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP)) educates and empowers parents to better manage their child’s health care.LEARN MORE
Find educational games and other resources for children through PBS Kids.LEARN MORE
Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal sites serve more than 1 million meals to children every summer.FIND YOUR SITE
Ready4K is a text messaging service for parents of children ages 8 and younger. The service sends helpful tips around education, health and development based on your child’s age.SIGN UP