Maintaining connection is our greatest
source of strength in these times. 

As the implications of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to evolve in unforeseeable ways, the Help Me Grow National Center is reinforcing our dedication to the National Affiliate Network. We are seeking to identify new ways of providing families what they need amid an evolving and amplified set of challenges. To do so, the below COVID-19 resource hub is comprised of emerging and promising practices by affiliates across the country, resources by the Help Me Grow National Center, as well as best practices and guidance from national partners.

Our collective work to build a more comprehensive, integrated early childhood system is more essential now than ever. 

We have witnessed the importance of ensuring all families have equitable access to the supports and services that foster their children’s healthy development. Yet, as our country faces this pandemic, we have also witnessed the reality that many families are being left without a safety net. We feel profoundly grateful to be your partner as you persist in helping families connect to critical resources, support their children’s development, especially now. Together, we will do what it takes to care for each other, for our communities, and for young children and their families. 

Help Me Grow National Center Resources

Events precipitated by COVID-19 have presented some of the most uncertain times our nation has ever faced, and the long-term implications of the pandemic will continue to evolve in unforeseeable ways.

Despite this, Help Me Grow affiliates have stood alongside families with young children in the face of this challenge, and are nimbly and skillfully adjusting their Help Me Grow efforts to reinforce their unwavering commitment to families, even in the face of great disruption and insecurity. 

A new brief by the Help Me Grow National Center describes seven key elements of the Help Me Grow Model that affiliates have leveraged as mechanisms to support families impacted by COVID-19. Using Help Me Grow to Support Families Through COVID-19 highlights the innovative ways in which affiliates across the National Affiliate Network are utilizing their established Help Me Grow infrastructure to mobilize an efficient, powerful response to crisis on behalf of families across the country.

This resource hub will be updated frequently. For questions, additional information, or to submit resources, please contact Sarah Zucker