Family & Community Engagement builds parent and provider understanding of healthy child development, supportive services available to families in the community, and how both are important to improving children’s outcomes.
Parents and caregivers a child’s first and most important teacher. Observing how the child behaves and grows over time will help nurture and encourage a child’s healthy development. When potential concerns are spotted early on they can be easier to address.
Family and Community Engagement is key to promoting the use of Help Me Grow and providing networking opportunities among families and community-based service providers. Nurturing and cultivating these relationships is primary in building a trusting system of care. Help Me Grow staff work to engage families by participating in community meetings, forums, public events, fairs, and facilitating sessions that help families learn about child development and their role as primary educator in a child’s life.