Help Me Grow is now in Los Angeles County
Help Me Grow LA (HMG LA) is a community-driven effort to ensure every child receives support for developmental concerns at the earliest possible moment.
Launched by the Los Angeles County of Public Health (LACDPH) and First 5 LA, the HMG LA hub brings together a variety of programs and services into one centralized access point to help improve the complex system of care.
Child Care Resource Center was chosen as a leading community partner and is collaborating with Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Child Development Institute, and Family Focus Resource Center, to help improve the referral pathway in the local community.
Whether a family has a concern, or they just want to know more about their child’s development HMG LA connects them to free or low-cost local services and support including: referrals to screenings and check-ups, connections to agencies that provide early developmental services, growth milestones tools, parents support.
If you’re a parent looking to learn more, please contact 833-903-3972
Are you a medical professional looking to join our HMG LA efforts?
We know that early screenings lead to more successful outcomes and healthcare providers are often the first line of defense.
You are invited you to join our growing HMG LA community and together, we can enhance the referral process and help ensure that all Los Angeles County families are supported.
Below are resources and tools to support the delivery of high-quality early identification and intervention:
Provider Tool Kit
First 5 LA’s Pediatric Provider Toolkit includes approaches to implement a new developmental screening initiative or refine existing screening practices to strengthen quality and effectiveness within a pediatric medical setting.
This Food Research & Action Center’s fact sheet outlines the impact of poor nutrition on child health, iron deficiency, developmental delays, hospitalizations, and school performance.
Talking with parents about developmental concerns
Tip sheet for talking with parents about developmental concerns may be helpful as you work with families of children with special needs.
Free service that supports pregnant woman and families of children 0-5 years old.
Early Start Tools
Resources for learning about child development and tracking developmental milestones, tips for talking to your health care provider about getting help for your child’s development, and more.
Ages & Stages Child Development
Variety of programs, services, resources, professionals, and information for parents to use, borrow, and learn about major age milestones.
Eligibility for Services
Support, information, and guidance options for families.