All parents have questions and needs, whether you are looking for more information on child development or parenting, wondering what community resources are available for your child, or searching for some developmental activities to do with your children such as parenting classes, or community events. You may simply be curious about when your child should be walking or talking or if their tantrums are age appropriate. A Help Me Grow empowers parents by connecting them with the resources they need.
When you call Help Me Grow you will speak with a child development expert who will listen to your concerns and offer a free, confidential assessment of your child’s needs. The information you provide in this process is completely private and not shared with any individual or agency without the caregiver/parent consent.
Help Me Grow supports parents by offering the following services:
- Free developmental screening for all kids under 5 (no waiting lists or income requirements)
- Information on general child development and parenting topics
- Referrals to community resources, such as early intervention agencies, family therapy providers, parenting classes, speech, occupational, or physical therapy. The Help Me Grow staff will link your child to the services he needs and will also follow up to ensure connection to these services
- Developmental Activities for parents to do at home in order to enhance their child’s developmental progress.
All services are available in English and Spanish.
What are Developmental Screenings?
A developmental screening is a questionnaire that caregivers complete that captures a snapshot of how a child is growing and learning. A developmental screening is important for ALL kids! 1 in 6 children have a developmental delay, but only a small percentage of those kids are detected through parent observations and regular checkups. Often, the signs are hard to see, even for a professional.