Core Values

  • Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers
  • The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life


  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success.

Free Personalized Home Visits

  • last about an hour
  • scheduled monthly until the child is three, then bi-monthly.
  • include child development and parenting information and developmentally appropriate activities ( many of which are homemade!)

Please call the Birth-to-Five office if you are interested in enrolling.  To assist us in making a solid connection with families, we ask that children be enrolled prior to their third birthday.

Developmental and Health Screenings

  • completed during the home visit
  • annual (Ages & Stages screening until 3 years old, then DIAL-3 screening)
  • appropriate referrals provided, such as to First Steps or to a medical care provider.

Group Events

Playgroups are weekly and located throughout Wayne County (see Events).  Other events such as Book Buddies, Guys Night Out, Kindergarten Readiness, holiday events, etc. are scheduled throughout the year as funding opportunities are made available.

Open to anyone in Wayne County, these gatherings provide opportunities for social interaction for child and adult. 

Community Resource Networking

simply means we assist families in connecting with many other programs and agencies to create a support network around the family and child.  Call us any time!

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