Coronavirus Update: The agencies represented through Help Me Grow North Texas recognize that families are facing tremendous stress related to the impact of the recent declaration of disaster due to the potential threat on public health. As guidance and direction on how best to support the families served is received, adjustments to the manner in which services are provided will be evaluated.
Please contact 844-NTX-KIDS, if you have additional questions.
Help Me Grow North Texas is proud to be an affiliate of Help Me Grow, a national 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. Child Health Care Provider Outreach loops medical 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.