There is a wide range of resources that are available to parents, child care providers, and interested community members that wish to learn more about what York County First Steps can provide as well as how they may be able to help children in their family and their community.

Resources for Child Care Providers

  • Schedule of Training Opportunities
  • Documents for Quality Enhancement Grant Request
  • Early Childhood Advocates of York County (ECA of YC).  The mission of the ECA of YC is to serve and act on behalf of all young children with respect to their overall development and well-being, and to advocate for the highest quality in early childhood education.  The group meets 3rd Thursday of the month September – November and January – May (with the exception of April).  If training is included the meeting is from 10:00 – 12:00.  The first meeting for the 2013-2014 academic year is 10:00 – 12:00, September 19, at the Field of Dreams Baxter location.  For further information please contact one of the officers:

    President – Chrissie Robbins,

    Vice-President – Maura Kelly,

    Treasurer – John Hayes,

    Secretary – Crystal Jackson,

Resources for Parents and Grandparents

  • Typical Child Development Phases chart from 4 months to 30 months
  • Typical Health and Educational milestones for Preschool Children
  • Suggestions for Strengthening a Child’s Literacy Skills

Resources for the Community

  • Community Based Literacy Initiative
  • Work with community and faith-based organizations that serve at risk populations to provide age appropriate books, parental coaching, and direction on how to increase the literacy based activities, at home and at the organization, for at risk children before they enter school.

Literacy Resources