Infants & Toddlers (Birth–age 3)

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Do you have a Snapshot of your child's development?

What is an ASQ?

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is an easy- to -use, family- friendly developmental screening tool.  The ASQ celebrates milestones of your child’s development but might also show areas of concern.

Why should I complete the ASQ for my child...

Contact: Debra Wonson Phone: 978-745-5931 Email:

Children's Friend offers therapeutic treatment of children and families experiencing stress, behavioral challenges, or other mental health concerns. In addition to our general services, we specialize in treatment of the effects of trauma in children and adults; and we also have special training in treatment of early childhood behavioral challenges (tantrums and the like!). Many of our staff...

Children who experience or witness domestic violence are also three times more likely to repeat this violent cycle in adulthood. HAWC’s services aim to help domestic violence victims feel empowered and capable of protecting their children from these harmful effects of abuse, in addition to providing children the opportunity to grow and play during every step of the healing process.


Contact: Chrissy Kenney Phone: 9787442299 Email:

You don’t need to be perfect. Or rich. Or own your own home. What you do need to become a foster parent is a big heart, patience and a desire to make a difference in the life of a child.

Children who need foster care range in age from birth to 22. What they have in common is they all have experienced some sort of trauma. They need a loving home so they can feel safe while remaining...

Contact: MaryLuz Arling Phone: (978) 935-9555 Email:

Moms, dads, grandparents, guardians and their children are welcome! Our Playgroups are designed to help families support their child’s social, emotional and cognitive development and to foster early literacy development. Families will be engaged in books, songs, fun S.T.E.A.M. science, technology, engineering, art and math activities and play.  Each family will receive a free children’s book...

Contact: Debra Wonson Phone: 978-745-5931 Email:

A school program to support teachers in bringing science alive and making it meaningful to students. Using local habitats and current events SSCW connects students to their community. From exploring the saltmarsh to understanding the most recent city engineering project, SSCW makes science relevant. Options for teachers include classroom activites and events, field experiences...

Contact: Emily Flaherty Phone: 978-741-7900 Email:

The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) of the Salem Public Schools is a free home-based early education program for two and three year old children and their parents. Its focus is on developing language, literacy and school readiness skills in order to prepare children to enter school ready to learn.  PCHP is designed to strengthen families and prepare children to succeed academically by...

Contact: Joyce Parent, M.Ed., CAGS Phone: 978-745-5931 Email:

This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. Meets Wednesdays from 10:30am - 11:30 am. No reservations required.

Contact: Caryn Boehm Phone: 978-745-9500 Email:

Federally qualified health center offering medical, behavioral and dental care.

Our Early Learning Center prepares children for a lifetime of academic success by offering children and their families early learning readiness experiences and comprehensive child development programs. With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with families every day to help children discover their full potential.

Contact: Mary Mastroelli Phone: 781-990-7076 Email: