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 way – connecting children to services as early …


23 Mar · Delia Hasberry · No Comments

Event: BabyPalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, especially to first-time parents. The Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Tour is here to help. The Babypalooza Expo and Parenting Conference Throughout the year we host baby and maternity expos where young couples can come and connect to local resources and learn all about what the community has to offer …


27 Apr · Katie Naman · No Comments

Help Me Grow and Strengthening Families

The following comes from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and is available in PDF. Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families with young children to community-based services and support. Through the HMG system, statewide partners and communities are mobilized to build collaboration across service sectors, including child health care, early care and education and family support. …


14 Apr · Katie Naman · No Comments

Project LAUNCH Summit

Registration is open for the Alabama Project LAUNCH Summit! The Alabama Project LAUNCH Early Childhood Summit will be held on May 3-4 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Summit will focus on strengthening adult capacities to ensure children’s optimal development and is open to all early childhood professionals, mental health practitioners, physicians, …


6 Apr · Katie Naman · No Comments

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Autism Society of Alabama has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, including a Walk for Autism near you! If you are in Alabama and have questions or concerns about autism, call 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow. Help Me Grow passionately supports early identification of developmental or behavioral concerns, so that a …


30 Mar · Katie Naman · No Comments

Joining Hands for Week of the Young Child

You are invited to attend the Alabama Partnership for Children’s annual Joining Hands for Week of the Young Child event on Tuesday, April 12th. This event brings together child advocates to illuminate the needs of young children in Alabama. More information can be found at, including Instructions for Making and Returning Handprints. Joining Hands …


23 Sep · Katie Naman · No Comments

Reach Out and Read

Did you know that reading aloud is often recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development? Reach Out and Read is one of the leading organizations that promotes early literacy and school readiness by prescribing books to children as young as six months old. Reach Out and Read has been a valuable Help …


12 Aug · Katie Naman · No Comments

HMG is a Nonpartisan Issue

With the tumultuous and electrifying partisan politics that surround us, you may wonder where Help Me Grow lines up. Dr. Dworkin, founder of Help Me Grow, has updated his blog with a post which reminds us that, “The mission of Help Me Grow does not fall exclusively within either the liberal or conservative mainstream. Political …


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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