What We Do

Help Me Grow

You’re there for children. We’re there for you.

Help Me Grow ensures that all children have the best possible start in life by connecting them to resources that help them reach their full potential. 

We offer families, caregivers, and community providers tools they need to give children the best chances for health, happiness, and success.  We listen.  We answer your questions. We help you connect with information, programs, and services. And we provide ongoing, confidential support as a child grows and develops.

Help Me Grow offers a proven model that creates a strong, interconnected network of local partners to help communities flourish.

New York State Programs

In New York State, Help Me Grow provides:

Child development information and resources for families, from the time they are expecting through the child’s fifth year

Ages & Stages Questionnaires, developmental milestone screening tools approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Connection to local resources that strengthen families and support children’s development

Community-based call centers with knowledgeable family resource coordinators who answer questions and support families and caregivers of young children

Events and Trainings for health care, childcare, education, and service providers on child development, developmental screening, service linkage, and community resource topics. At times, some communities also host Help Me Grow events for families and caregivers.

Information and Data to help community and state decision makers better understand children’s needs, align resources to meet those needs, and identify ways to increase access to early childhood supports for all families with young children.

Help Me Grow is available in some New York State communities at this time.  Click your county on the map below to find out more.