Promoting the well-being of children under age three and their families.
ongoing in-home parent education and support
Young children develop and grow at different rates. A child's development can be followed by how they learn, play, speak, and behave.
Certain milestones during the first three years of life need to be met for optimal growth. Periodic developmental screenings can help make sure a child is "on track." Screenings are offered through home visits, childcare settings, and community organizations. Parents can call Help Me Grow directly if they have a concern about their child's growth.
Help Me Grow also offers developmental evaluations to determine if a child is eligible for ongoing special services because of a developmental delay. This global evaluation can take place in the family's home. With the parents, a team of professionals will assess all the infant's or toddler's developmental areas (cognitive, physical, communication, social-emotional, and adaptive).
Specialized Services for children with developmental delays or disabilities
Sometimes young children need extra help because of premature birth, health problems, or a concern about their progress in seeing, hearing, talking, thinking, playing, or moving.
Commonly used Medical Terms & Abbreviations Provided by Family Information Network (FIN)
Help Me Grow offers an hour-long playgroup for infants, toddlers and their parents. Tot Time is held every Thursday at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm. Families enrolled in Help Me Grow can join us for a fun-filled hour of music, stories, crafts, snacks, and friendship. This is a creative avenue for children under three to socialize with their peers and practice important skills to reach their social/emotional and cognitive milestones.
Parents As Teachers
The Parents As Teachers program is designed to offer developmental information and support to all parents of infants and young children. The goal of the program is to help parents give their child the best possible start in life.
Regular PAT visits:
Inform you of what you can reasonably expect of your child at each stage of development.
Help you become a good observer of your child.
Help you have fun playing with your child, and show you age appropriate activities and materials.
Help you be your child's first and most important teacher.
Family Matters Parent Group
Held on the third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 - 10:30 am, this parent group focuses on everyday issues families of infants & toddlers face and helps link parents to others dealing with similiar situations.
For more information regarding these and other
services provided by Help Me Grow
please call 740.622.2032