Welcome Baby Resources
Web-based information helps you learn to recognize everyday activities as learning experiences for children as they explores the world of possibilities.
Families receive Welcome Baby’s monthly newsletter via email filled with community resources, fun games for your infant, and information for you.
Families receive one visit from a volunteer who will deliver Keeping Your Baby Healthy, a free guide filled with health, safety, and developmental information to assist you in your new role as a parent.
Families use our fun and interactive curriculum to form playgroups in their own communities. Families have the freedom to organize the time, place and participants for their playgroup.
Once a month a trained home visitor will bring curriculum unique to Salt Lake, to discuss information and bring appropriate activities specific your child’s developmental stage.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
The PAT program is designed to support families who feel they need additional support with a more extensive curriculum. A PAT trainer is available to visit during prenatal and post-birth.
April 2012 - Infant Sleep
March 2012 - Protection from Pertussis
February 2012 - Loving Your Baby
January 2012 - Winter Wonderland
December 2011 - Winter Outdoor Play
November 2011 - Teaching Toddlers to Share
October 2011 - Child Safety
September 2011 - Identifying Emotions
August 2011 - Ready, Set, Routine!
July 2011 - Literacy Building Blocks
June 2011 - Sun Safety
May 2011 - Taking Care of Mom After the Birth
April 2011 - Toddlers & Nutrition
March 2011 - Infant massage, special time with baby
February 2011 - Relationships
January 2011 - Surviving Winter
December 2010 - The Importance of a Healthy Home Environment
November 2010 - Help Me Grow
October 2010 - Car Seat Safety
September 2010 - SIDS
August 2010 - West Nile Virus
July 2010 - Bonding with Grandparents
June 2010 - Healthy Food Shopping
May 2010 - How to Keep Toddlers Active
April 2010 - Reading Opportunities
March 2010 - Discipline
February 2010 - Becoming a Father
January 2010 - H1N1 Influenza
Parenting is a hard job. The Welcome Baby Playgroup program provides an opportunity for parents and their children to receive interaction as well as provide tools for parents to feel more confident and ready for parenthood. Studies have shown that there are many benefits to both the parent and child who participate in playgroups. Some of these include: providing opportunities for parents to share experiences, enhance self esteem, validation of parenting skills, feelings, and ideas, new points of view, social support, and a sense of belonging. Likewise, playgroups provide children with a stimulating environment and strengthens social skills while they have fun playing and learning with their parents and peers. Participating in playgroups will be an invaluable experience for everyone involved.
Play, Learn, and Grow Together!
Use our curriculum, provided below, to create your own playgroups. Weekly lessons are provided to assist you in sharing information and activities that will sharpen parenting skills and encourage proper child development.
Pathways Awareness is a website dedicated to early detection and early intervention for children with motor delays. To access information on essential Tummy Time moves to assure your baby's optical physical development, click this link.
Educational Materials for Breastfeeding
To access more information on comfortable breastfeeding techniques, click the following links: