Help Me Grow Alameda County is a county-wide system to promote the development, learning and social-emotional health of children ages birth to 5.
We support early childhood development because the first 5 years are vital for children’s future success and well-being.
Our phone line is Alameda County’s central access point for support, referrals and information on early childhood development. Multi-lingual Care Coordinators answer questions and offer guidance for children’s development, learning and behavior.
Our campaign: “Will They Grow Out of It?” helps families recognize their child might need support and directs them to the phone line and AlamedaKids.org. The AlamedaKids website offers friendly and reliable information on parenting, child development, and when to get help.
If you are a provider and would like more information about promoting "Will They Grow Out of It?" click here!
We promote early identification because children have better outcomes when a developmental concern is identified and addressed early.
Our developmental screening partners include over 40 health care and early care and education sites (ECE) throughout the county. We provide training and technical assistance to increase developmental screenings and ensure follow-up.
Our new screening program offers the Ages and Stages Questionnaires to families to track and learn about their child’s development through their 5th birthday. Staff share results, provide tips, and work with families to address concerns.
We help families access resources because early intervention can make a big difference in a child’s life.
Our Care Coordinators partner with families to identify services and supports to meet their child’s needs. They help families understand their options and get connected to services. For families who want in-person assistance, our Family Navigators offer peer support and care coordination with interpretation assistance and home visits.
The Alameda Kids Resource Directory simplifies access to 120+ services and supports for families and children. Located on AlamedaKids.org, it is the first searchable early childhood directory in the county.
We support early childhood providers because when providers are informed, families benefit.
Our Connection Cafés are forums for providers to network, share information, and hear from speakers on early childhood and family support topics. Click here to RSVP!
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