Children 1st
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  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345


Children First

Children don’t come with instructions

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do and how to do it. Almost all parents can benefit from occasional help or support from family, friends and/or professionals.

Children First provides

  • Review of all Georgia births to identify problems children may have
  • Access to services that help improve the health of Georgia’s children
  • The place for at-risk children to enter state health and child development programs
  • Information to use in planning future services that Georgia’s children need

Children 1st Screening and Referral Form

Services Coordinated by Children First

  • Well baby check-ups
  • Immunizations children need for good health and to enter school
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) referrals for those eligible to be enrolled in the federal supplemental nutrition program
  • Health care program referrals
  • Connections to developmental programs or social service agencies such as Babies Can’t Wait and the USDA’s Food Stamp Program

How does Children First help children and their families?

  • Children First works with public, private and community resources to identify children who are at-risk for poor health and developmental outcomes
  • The program assists families by offering no-cost, in-home visits to arrange help for their needs
  • Families and their children are connected with medical preventive care or developmental services available through health care providers and other community resources
  • Children First checks with families to be sure their children continue to get the care and services they need
  • Participation in Children First is voluntary from beginning to end and parents may withdraw at any time