DOULAS IMPROVE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES FOR BLACK BIRTHERS

April 11-17, 2022 is Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). This year, the City of Columbia declared April 11 as Black Doula Day! Research shows that Black birthers have the worst outcomes among the pregnant and postpartum populations. To support Black birthers in our community and improve their outcomes and experiences, we are sharing information on …

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Celebrating Black History Month Year Around

At First Chance for Children, we believe in the importance of celebrating differences and talking about diversity all year long. Black history month gives us the opportunity to start those conversations with our loved ones.  Conversations with Young Children Teaching children from an early age about Black history is as simple and significant as teaching …

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Developmental ASQ Screening Kits for your Child

First Chance is now offering eligible families free Developmental ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) Screening Kits for children ages 0-5 years. Is my child on track? Parenting during a pandemic may leave you feeling more uncertain if your child is staying on track with their development. You’re not alone. Many parents are wondering, Is my …

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Self Care during COVID-19

Self-care is important, but what does is it really mean for parents of young children, especially in this new and scary time of coronavirus and social distancing?