Help Me Grow promotes child development by working to successfully link families to community resources that meet their needs. This happens through cross system collaboration of existing community resources that meet all family’s needs. Help Me Grow North Texas provides an information line that connects a family or provider to child development services and other community-based resources within your area. By calling this one number, you are connected to an experienced child development specialist, a Family Navigator, who can provide education, resources, and information on developmental screenings to meet a family’s specific needs. Call 844-NTX-KIDS (844-689-5437) to get connected with a Family Navigator today!
Help Me Grow North Texas is proud to be an affiliate of Help Me Grow, a national evidence-based model that works to promote collaboration across child-serving sectors in order to build a more efficient and effective system that promotes the optimal healthy development of young children.
We have joined early childhood leaders across the nation in building a comprehensive approach to early childhood systems building. Four cooperative and interdependent core components characterize the Help Me Grow system model:
- A Centralized Access Point assists families and professionals in connecting children to appropriate community-based programs and services.
- Family & Community Outreach builds adult caregivers’ understanding of healthy child development – how it works and what they can do to improve children’s outcomes – and their awareness of the supportive services available to families and service providers in the community.
- When potential problems are spotted early on, they can be easier to address. Provider Support and Training loops early childhood providers into the system and supports early detection and intervention efforts.
- To make sure the system is constantly becoming better, Data Collection & Analysis supports evaluation, helps identify systemic gaps, bolsters advocacy efforts and guides quality improvement.
Help Me Grow North Texas is working as a lever to reach our community goal of a coordinated system of services for infants and toddlers.