Family Engagement and Support

Help Me Grow

Stronger Families Mean Stronger Children.

As an early care and education provider, you know how important a young child’s home life is in shaping his or her development, well-being, and behavior. When children grow up in safe and nurturing family environments, children have the best chances to reach their full potential.

Happy Family in Autumn - Help Me Grow NY

You Can Help Strengthen Families

Early care and learning professionals interact with families every day and are trusted caregivers. This means you’re in a unique position to promote awareness of the ways in which families can foster the best start in life for their children. There are five factors every family should know about to help support their children’s development and prepare their children to succeed, despite any challenges they may face. Learn more about the Five Protective Factors here.

Protective Factor Resources

Take advantage of these resources from the Center for the Study of Social Policy to help families learn about and develop protective factors.

Protective Factors Family Brochure

How to Help Your Child If You Have Concerns

How to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor About Concerns

Action Sheets for Programs Working Directly with Children and Their Families

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