Parent Resources

Child Care

early learning


  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
    • A free program that mails a new book to registered children until they turn 5. Available to children who reside in Cabarrus County and are under the age of 5.
  • Reach Out and Read
    • Prepares Cabarrus County's youngest children for success in school by partnering with doctors who prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
  • Cabarrus County Public Library
    • Connecting residents with information and resources that educate, enrich and empower.

Digital Reading Tools

  • Literacy at Home: Digital Children's Reading Initiative (NC Public Schools)
    • Activities that specifically target the literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and oral language.
  • ReadyRosie
    • Families in the Cabarrus County Schools district can receive a free subscription to ReadyRosie, an online resource that provides daily, modeled activities for adults to do with their children, from infancy up to age six.

kindergarten readiness

health & development

children's hospitals

health services


  • Healthy Cabarrus
    • A multi-sector initiative designed to improve the health of those who live, work, learn, play and utilize services in Cabarrus County
  • Medication Drop Box Locations
    • Medicine drop boxes in Cabarrus County are anonymous and a secure way to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications.


Free Apps & downloads

  • Text4Baby
    • A free app that makes it even easier for you to get critical health and safety information for your baby.
  • Milestone Tracker App (CDC)
    • Download the CDC's free Milestone Tracker app to find fun and easy activities for each age.
  • Immunizations & Developmental Milestones (CDC)
    • A printable resource for parents to keep record of their child's milestones, growth and immunizations from birth to age 6.



Report abuse & neglect

Local Resources

medication safety

  • Medication Drop Box Locations
    • Medicine drop boxes in Cabarrus County are anonymous and a secure way to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications.

safe sleep

  • Crib Information Center
    • Recalls, regulations and standards, and other resources related to cribs, bassinets or play yards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

safety tips

  • Safe Kids Worldwide
    • A nonprofit organization that works to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.

Special needs & Mental Health

  • Amazing Grace Advocacy
    • Provides advocacy and support for families of children with a dual diagnosis of mental health and intellectual disabilities.
  • Cabarrus County Child Find
    • Offers a free screening and/or evaluation for children ages 2-5 who are suspected of having a developmental delay or disability.
  • Early Intervention Programs
    • Learn about local early intervention programs that are tailored to your child's needs.
  • NC Infant-Toddler Program
    • Provides support and services for families and their children, birth to three, who have special needs. Referrals are made to the Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) locally. CDSA - 1065 Vinehaven Drive, Concord, NC 28028 - (704) 786-9181.
  • Partners Behavioral Health
    • Helping people with mental and behavioral needs get the services and support they need.


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