HELP ME GROW
The Help Me Grow program is a partnership between the West Shore ESD and United Way of Mason County. The Help Me Grow Care Coordinator (HMGCC) has built relationships with childcare providers, early childhood educators and social service agencies to increase the rate of developmental screening in our birth to five years population.
Through the relationship with the HMGCC, community partners have an increased understanding of the importance of development screening (catching possible delays and social-emotional concerns) and how to make referrals to early intervention when needed. The earlier the intervention, the better the results.
Additionally, the HMGCC has recruited partners to contribute data to a shared developmental screening database so we are better able to understand the needs of our community's children and serve families to the best of our ability.