United Way of Connecticut

Child Development Infoline

Child photoDo you have questions or concerns about your child’s health, development or behavior?

If so, call Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000 for help!

Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, except on holidays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity.

CDI care coordinators provide education on development, behavior management strategies and programs, make referrals to services, and provide advocacy and follow-up as needed. They take great pride in working with families to understand their individual needs, connect them to the best services available, and follow up to ensure their needs are being met. They are available by phone to help with questions or concerns about:

  • General child development
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Disability and health related issues
  • And more…

By calling the toll free Child Development Infoline # (1-800-505-7000), families, child care, health care and social service providers have access to many of Connecticut’s programs and services for children and their families including:

Birth to Three

For children birth-36 months of age with significant developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Free developmental evaluation
  • Service coordination
  • In-home direct services
  • More information >>

Help Me Grow

For families with children birth through age 8, who are looking for information or services to support their child’s development.

Early Childhood Special Education

For preschool and kindergarten age children with significant developmental delays.

  • Provided by each Connecticut school district
  • Provides public education based on a child’s individual needs
  • More information >>

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

For children and youth birth to age 21 with chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions who require more health and related services than other children the same age.

  • Coordinates medical care services
  • Family/Caregiver support
  • Referrals to community based services
  • More information >>


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