Toddlers (ages 2-3)
Toddlers are busy little people. With the right support, you can keep them moving, learning and succeeding.
- While you will not make as many well-child visits to your doctor as you did during the first two years, it’s still important to schedule visits and keep asking your doctor questions.
- What are the things your toddler should be doing? Why isn’t your child listening? Check out these important milestones for ages two and three.
- Need home-based support with parenting skills, your pregnancy or finding resources? You may be able to receive services in your home through Wake Connections. Find out more.
- Do you think your child’s development may be delayed?
- Call the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) at 919-662-4600 to see if your child would benefit from the Infant Toddler Program, which serves children until they are 3.
- For children ages 3 and over, please contact the Wake County Public School System Office of Early Learning Preschool Special Education Services (919-431-7700).
- Another program, Care Coordination for Children (919-250-1154) offers help for families and children at risk for developmental delay or disability, long-term illness and/or social, emotional disorders. Visit our Wake Connections website to apply.
- Make time to read and talk every day to keep building your toddler’s brain. Read these tips for encouraging your child.
- WCSS partner Wake Up and Read has great online resources for families with toddlers. Learn more: age 2 and age 3
- Start good habits early. Read these tips about how you can make your home a healthy environment for your family.
- Learn more about the physical activity your toddler needs to develop good physical coordination and to stay healthy.
- Is your child ready to be toilet trained? Read this readiness checklist.
- Meet other children. Plan a visit to your local library. See the calendar to find a toddler story time program. Find a local playground.
- Watch these videos to learn how to communicate with your toddler, create structure and rules and give directions.
- Learn more about Wake ThreeSchool, a new early learning program for eligible Wake County 3-year-olds starting Fall 2022.
- Do you need high-quality child care? Find out how Wake County Smart Start can help you.
- Call 2-1-1 from any phone or visit the NC211 website 24/7 to access community resources (food, shelter, and more).