About Help Me Grow

Are you interested in learning more
about your child’s development?

Help Me Grow promotes early identification of developmental, behavioral or educational concerns, then links children and families to community-based services and supports at no cost to parents and caregivers. Are you interested in learning more about your child’s development?

How Does Help Me Grow Work?

Contact Help Me Grow through your local 2-1-1 for resources that address concerns about health, development, behavior and learning.

If Help Me Grow is offered in your area, a care coordinator will listen, provide support, and assess the needs of your child and family.

Help Me Grow will offer free screenings to help provide insight on your child’s developmental and behavioral skills.

A care coordinator will communicate the screening results with your family, and appropriate referrals to local services and supports will be provided.

Scheduled follow-ups will occur to inquire about previous referrals given and any additional concerns that your family may have.

Mission

Our mission is to promote healthy development for every child in our state and for every child to receive routine developmental screenings

Vision

Florida will have a comprehensive system to support the optimal health, development, and well-being of all children

Values

We value building collaboration among community programs, providing a centralized access point for information & referral, promoting surveillance & screenings, as well as educating & informing the community about available resources

THE HMG SYSTEM MODEL

The Help Me Grow® (HMG) system is designed to help states and communities leverage existing resources to ensure communities identify vulnerable children, link families to community-based services, and empower families to support their children’s healthy development through the implementation of four Core Components. The four core components include the centralized access point, family and community outreach, child health provider outreach, and data collection and analysis.

The Help Me Grow® (HMG) system model depends on three Structural Requirements to provide the foundation for building and managing all the components of a HMG system effectively over time. These requirements include organizing entity, scale and spread, and continuous system improvement.