Help Me Grow helps children aged birth through 5 reach their full potential by:
Providing families with information on child development and parenting, fun activities to help their children thrive, and personalized connections to local services
Helping families and caregivers track young children’s ongoing progress in building physical, social, behavioral, communications, and thinking skills
Improving the ability of families, caregivers, health and human service providers, and educators to work together in building a strong foundation for our children and a better future for New York’s communities
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Want to learn more about your child’s development? Click on your county below for a personalized, confidential milestone tracking resource.
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Click on your region to find out more about your local New York State Help Me Grow affiliate.
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Studies show that the first five years of life is when 85 percent of brain development occurs. These early years are the most important and set the foundation for a child’s personality, development and future. Let’s work together to help every child thrive.
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Strengthen your service to children and families. Contact us for help with early childhood concerns, parent engagement, developmental screenings and local service coordination.
Help Me Grow makes it easier for our practice to offer developmental milestone screenings and they help connect our families with the services and resources they need. We love sharing Help Me Grow educational materials with our parents, too!
Help Me Grow gave me more confidence as a new parent. I was relieved to found out that Sonja is meeting her milestones, and now I have fun developmental activities to do at home with her!
We were worried that Jared wasn’t crawling like his little friends. Help Me Grow provided a free ASQ for us, and we found out he might have a delay. Jared’s doctor confirmed this, and now Jared is making great progress with the therapy he needs to get on track.
We find a growing number of our students struggling with severe behavior challenges. Help Me Grow helped us develop a social-emotional screening program, showed our staff how to use the results, and provided classroom activities that made everyone calmer and happier. Help Me Grow also supports our families by connecting them with community and parenting programs when needed.
– Early Care & Learning Provider
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