Amber Whitfield joined the Help Me Grow Alabama team as a Central Alabama Regional Care Coordinator at the United Way of Central Alabama. Amber has 7 years of early childhood experience as a Head Start teacher for Jefferson County Committee of Economic Opportunity (JCCEO), a teaching assistant for Birmingham City Schools, Lead teacher in two First Class Pre-K classrooms, and as a Child Development Consultant with Childcare Resources. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama and a Master of Education degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Through her teaching experience and several volunteer opportunities, Amber has continuously expanded her knowledge around child development and how effective community involvement can be when it comes to the advancement of a child.
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. In addition, Help Me Grow Alabama is supported by an AmeriCorps State Grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service provided by The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services.
Help Me Grow Alabama partners with 2-1-1 Connects Alabama for implementation in nine regions of the state.