Innovation Spotlight Archive

Innovation Spotlight is a series of brief webinars featuring programs, policies, tools, technology, and other strategies that Help Me Grow affiliates may consider using to enhance their implementation of the Help Me Grow Model.

Past Innovation Spotlight Sessions


ParentTV is an on-demand, personalized tool for parents and providers who support parents to help raise resilient, capable and confident kids from credible, researched-based experts. They provide parents with personalized video content relevant to the gender, age and development of each child, and community providers with parenting education, staff development and quality shareable content for those they support.

Date: July 2021





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Innovation: HUG Your baby

HUG Your Baby is an evidence-based educational program that promotes healthy child development and increased breastfeeding duration. For parents and the professionals who serve them, the HUG program employs family-friendly language and inclusive, multicultural imagery to build parent confidence and support attachment, resilience, and responsive parenting.

Date: February 2021


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Innovation: COMET 

Description: COMET is a database system designed specifically for organizations helping children thrive. This comprehensive platform supports electronic screening and scoring; manages registration, referrals, and reporting; and allows data to be easily shared across a community. Help Me Grow Rochester, NY will share how they use COMET to support developmental screening, referral, and linkage for Rochester City School District’s Universal Pre-K Program. 

Date: January 2021 


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