Connections

Extra peace of mind for parents

Gain the knowledge and confidence to reduce the stresses of parenthood. Use playtime to encourage, understand and track your child’s milestone development from birth through age 5. Get access to the latest education and community resources to help your child thrive.

For West Michigan parents and caregivers with children 0-5 years old

How it works

Use playtime to track development

Receive the Ages & Stages Questionnaire® (ASQ®) every 2-6 months to help you monitor your child’s development. The ASQ® is fun and simple and lets you use playtime to watch for key milestones.

Connect with your children

Our parent newsletter, social media and child psychology resources offer the information parents need to feel more confident about their parenting skills.

Have a direct line of support

Got questions or unexpected challenges? Our Family Support Navigators are a phone call or email away and can offer the exact support, tips and access to community resources you need.

Ages and Stages® Questionnaires

Kids learn more in the first five years of life than at any other time. The ASQ® is a quick and easy way to make sure your child is developing on time and without issues. If there are delays, we catch them early and help your child get the resources needed to thrive.

Check out this sample ASQ® to see how easy it is!

Seasonal parent newsletters

Connections parents receive quarterly newsletters full of expert tips on bonding and playing with your child, local events and resources, and support for those parenting moments when you wish you had all the answers.

Take a look at a recent newsletter to see what we mean!

Family support navigators

Connections parents have the added benefit of personalized support from our trained and understanding Navigators. We can connect you and your family to resources like child care, baby pantries, parenting classes, finding a pediatrician and more. Or we can answer your questions and be a listening ear when you need it most.

What parents are saying

“I have the first-time mom jitters. Instead of getting upset at myself or my daughter, Connections puts me at ease.”

—Connections Mom

“My daughter was slow at walking and Connections gave me so many different activities to do with her. I did them every day and by the end of the month, my baby girl was walking!”

—Connections Mom

“From the day I took my child home I asked myself, ‘What am I going to do?’ After receiving help from the Connections program, they taught me that everything would be okay, I’m a good mother, and that I’m doing well. They walked with me every step of the way to help my daughter reach those milestone moments in her life!”

—Connections Mom

Ready to get started?

If you are interested in Connections, fill out the form below and one of our team members will reach out shortly. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us and we can provide more information.

Connections signup form

Funding provided by

Private Donations