Meet the Help Me Grow State Coordinating Office
Alexandra GoldbergStatewide Director
Alexandra Goldberg has a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education and a background as an early education program director. She is skilled and experienced as an early childhood advocate. As the Statewide Director, Alexandra assists with the statewide expansion and state level and legislative advocacy efforts, provides technical assistance to local sites, supports program development, and provides day-to-day support to the Help Me Grow affiliates.
Liz RandallData and Research Manager
Liz Randall has a Master of Education degree in Special Education with a focus on infants and toddlers. She has seven years of experience working directly with children with developmental delays and disabilities. With a background as an early intervention service coordinator, Liz is knowledgeable in assessments and passionate about early identification of developmental delays. As a Data and Research Manager, she assists affiliates with STAR issues and changes, manages special research and data projects, and sets up statewide training programs for Help Me Grow® Florida.
Catherine HallContract Compliance Specialist
Catherine graduated from Florida State University College of Law. She previously worked with the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance where she served the people of Florida for over thirteen years in scholarships and grants, student loans and security. As a Contract Compliance Specialist for Help Me Grow Florida, Catherine manages contracts, oversees affiliate applications, and conducts contract monitoring.
What We Do
The Help Me Grow Florida State Coordinating Office (SCO) is the central hub for training and technical assistance for the 13 Help Me Grow affiliates across the state. We support affiliates with establishment and infrastructure building, hold meetings with community stakeholders, conduct presentations to increase public awareness of developmental milestones, provide screenings to children who may have a developmental delay or disability, and provide monitoring services. In addition, we coordinate state-wide subcommittees to develop and manage project evaluation, statewide data collection system, public awareness initiatives, and training resources for health care providers as well as early care and education providers. Help Me Grow® Florida is sponsored by the Children’s Forum and the State of Florida, Office of Early Learning.