About Us

Founded in October of 1987 and based in Durham, North Carolina, Welcome Baby is a Durham County Cooperative Extension program committed to strengthening local families with children, ages 5 and under.


We provide a range of resources, including parenting workshops, peer phone support and a free baby clothing program. Our services are available in both English and Spanish.


Our Mission

Welcome Baby strives to strengthen families with young children by providing accurate child development information and emotional and practical support. Current research confirms that supportive family life is the greatest factor for a child’s success in school.


Welcome Baby is a program of the Durham County Cooperative Extension supported by funds from the following entities:

  • Durham County Government

  • Durham's Partnership for Children