Early Childhood Alliance Partners with Help Me Grow to Launch Help Me Grow Onondaga

Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) has partnered with Help Me Grow to launch Help Me Grow Onondaga to offer help to parents whose children wrestle with health or developmental issues. All information will now be located in one, easy to access, centralized location: 211.

“Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most important jobs we have as a parent, however, sometimes it is hard to know if your child’s development is on track,” said Laurie Black, director of Early Childhood Alliance.  “Help Me Grow Onondaga provides parents a place to call to talk with a professional who can answer child development questions. When there are concerns, they can help a parent link to services and resources in the community.”

Help Me Grow, a program founded by Dr. Paul Dworkin, is a key component to ECA’s blueprint to address a support system and ensure that all local children can grow, develop and thrive to their fullest potential. The access point of information at 211 will encompass screenings, build collaboration, promote surveillance as well as educate and inform the community about child development.

ECA, launched in Onondaga County in 2015, is comprised of stakeholders from all levels of the early childhood system, including health, early learning, and family supports. The ECA oversees a coordinated strategy to create an integrated local system of early childhood care and family support services.  Learn more about the ECA at www.ecaonondaga.org.

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