Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! was created as an unprecedented multi-faceted initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education1, to encourage the celebration of developmental milestones, promotion of universal developmental and behavioral screening, identification of possible delays and concerns early, and enhancement of developmental supports by a wide range of professionals delivering services to families with young children.

The focus of the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative on increasing community capacity to enhance developmental promotion, screening and supports aligns with the mission of Help Me Grow, and Help Me Grow affiliate systems can be a valuable resource for health, early learning, and community and social service providers to ensure support across the continuum of developmental promotion and monitoring, referral and linkage to community-based supports for vulnerable or at-risk children.

BIRTH TO 5: WATCH ME THRIVE! Materials updated by hmg national center now available in expanded form

On this webinar:

  • Learn about the history, goals and accomplishments of the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative 
  • Discover the value of Help Me Grow to further the initiative’s goals by strengthening the linkage to services, and increasing the reach to providers and families across the affiliate network 
  • Review the materials and resources of the initiative soon available in extended form on the Help Me Grow National Center website