Meet the Help Me Grow State Coordinating Office
Tamara PriceStatewide Director
Tamara Price graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Family and Child Sciences. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Over the last 20 years, Tamara has worked for state government, non-profit organizations and private agencies. She has simultaneously managed a multitude of projects; established new programs and funding resources; designed and executed evaluations of government and non-governmental programs; wrote white papers and guidance documents, provided statewide trainings; and reported on high level state issues while working to establish solutions to ensure program efficiency and effectiveness. As the Statewide Director, Tamara assists with the statewide expansion, advocacy efforts, and advocacy to promote Help Me Grow® Florida legislation.
Alexandra GoldbergProgram and Training Manager
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 a Program and Training Manager, she provides technical assistance to sites, assists with expansion efforts and 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.
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.