20 Jul · Delia Hasberry · No Comments

Guest Blogger: – Katie Naman Prince, Help Me Grow Alabama Director

                I can not be more excited to be a part of the “perfect storm” that is currently happening within Alabama’s early childhood system of care. Early childhood professionals across all systems are working together to leverage resources and accomplish positive change in the most effective and efficient …


29 Jun · Delia Hasberry · No Comments

Care Coordinator Spotlight: Krista Manchester

Krista Manchester joined the Help Me Grow team in April of 2017 as the Northwest Regional Care Coordinator at the United Way of Northwest Alabama. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Homeless Care Council of Northwest Alabama and has previous experience working with families and children in need through the 211 Help …


13 Jun · Delia Hasberry · No Comments

Care Coordinator Spotlight: Amelia Leonard

  Amelia Leonard joined the Help Me Grow team in September 2016 as the South Alabama Regional Care Coordinator at Lifelines Counseling Services in Mobile. She has over 7 years of experience as a Certified Information and Referral Call Specialist and Database Resource Manager for United Way 2-1-1. This experience has given her incite to …


23 Mar · Delia Hasberry · No Comments

HMG Spotlight: Christi Mayo

Christi joined our team in January 2017 as the Help Me Grow (HMG) Northeast Alabama Regional Care Coordinator at United Way of Etowah County. Christi is a graduate of Auburn University and began her career at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce in Carrollton, Georgia where she served as Vice President of Membership Services. She …


26 Oct · admin · No Comments

Guest Blogger: Bailey McKell- “Don’t Be In The Dark About Child Care”

Don’t Be In The Dark About Child Care, a campaign of the Alabama Partnership for Children and VOICES for Alabama’s Children, is an effort to inform parents about the difference between licensed and exempt child care and the components of a quality child care program. Alabama is one of only seven states that allows some …


2 Mar · admin · No Comments

The Benefits of Reading to Children

Parents are often told to read aloud to their young children, and most people would say that they understand that children benefit from being routinely read to. While parents are often recommended to do certain things to benefit their children, not many people can explain how reading benefits them. Now, for the first time, a ...


24 Feb · admin · No Comments

New Bill Intends to Expand and Improve Child Care

Members of congress have joined toddler and infant advocates on the importance of the investment in high-quality early child care. Senator Casey and Representatives Crowley and Frankel have just introduced The Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning Act (Child C.A.R.E. Act), a bill that will ensure that all low-income families with infants and toddlers ...


17 Feb · admin · No Comments

How to Spot and Stop Bullying

According to, bullying is unwanted or aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. When a child is being bullied, it normally means peers are intentionally causing harm. 160,000 children skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated by other students. Bullying can start at a very young age ...


Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children as an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network.


Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health through a Project LAUNCH Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association.


Help Me Grow Alabama partners with 2-1-1 Connects Alabama for implementation in nine regions of the state.

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