Infants and Preschoolers

The following information will help you find the resources you need to ensure your little one is getting a great start toward his/her lifelong pursuit of education.

Education & Development

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Getting your child ready for kindergarten is a big, important job of every parent. Download this checklist to make sure your child has the tools they will need to excel in school.


Health & Safety

Understanding my child's illness

Does your child have a cough or a sniffle? What about a rash that suddenly appeared? Click here to view a chart which will help you figure out your next step. There are even guidelines on when to call your pediatrician.

Local Poison Control

Did your child swallow something you think may be harmful? Get answers on what to do by calling 800-222-1222 or visiting

Vaccination Schedules

You can find the vaccinations your child needs by visiting the CDC's website by clicking here.

Local Pediatricians

Marion General Hospital keeps a comprehensive list of local pediatricians. Click here to find the one who fits you.


It can be hard enough eating right as adults. With all the options and information thrown out there, finding the right, healthy options for kids can seem down right impossible. Click here for some tips on child nutrition.

Child-Proofing Your Home

Kids get into everything and if they aren't putting things in their mouths. they're sticking their fingers in something. Click here for some great child-proofing ideas in a hand, printable checklist.

Car Safety Seats

There are tons of options for car seats, but how do you know which one your child needs in order to be as safe as possible in a vehicle? The American Academy of Pediatrics has tons of information which you can find by clicking here.


Parenting Tips

Child Care Checklist

Leaving your child in the care of another person is a big step for many parents. Click here to download a checklist that will help you find the right caregiver for your child.


How do you keep a 1-year-old from heading toward the DVD player? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teenager to respect your authority? Whatever the age of your child, it's important to be consistent when it comes to discipline. Get some ideas on discipline by clicking here.

Baby Smart

Are you baby smart? Take this quick quiz to learn how baby smart you are as well as tips on parenting.

Baby Learning

Ever wonder how your baby learns? Take a look at this information packed page that discusses baby learning styles.


Income Eligible and Other Resources

The following are services that can help you help your child.

Search Local Agencies with the United Way of Marion County

Food and Formula Resources


  • Salvation Army- 740-382-2156
    317 West Church Street, Marion


Medical Care

  • Center Street Community Health Center - 740-751-6380
    205 West Center Street, Marion