Our Team

Help Me Grow System Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Help Me Grow Vermont partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to integrate Learn the Signs. Act Early. program materials into early childhood settings and programs that serve parents of young children, including low-income, disadvantaged populations, across Vermont. HMG supports the Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Let’s Grow Kids

Let’s Grow Kids partners with HMG to optimize the health and well-being of young children through access to high quality early learning environments. Let’s Grow Kids works with HMG to support quality improvement, developmental monitoring and screening training, and coaching, including use of the Developmental Screening Registry, for child care providers. 

Building Bright Futures

As the convener of community partners who share knowledge of local resources, the Building Bright Futures (BBF) Regional Councils play a crucial system role through family and community outreach and networking efforts. In addition, BBF coordinators organize community events to engage and educate families, help link families to the HMG centralized contact center for connection to needed resources and services and assist the contact center staff with the real-time maintenance of the statewide resource directory.

United Ways of Vermont

United Ways of Vermont partners with HMG to offer a centralized, easy to access contact/call center staffed by trained child development specialists. This partnership enables the HMG child development specialists to collaborate with Vermont 2-1-1, a program of the United Ways of Vermont, and use their extensive database. The HMG contact center is the go-to place for families, health care providers, early educators and other professionals seeking information, support and referrals for expectant parents and families with children through age eight.

Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division

The Vermont Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division, partners with VDH to ensure the HMG system is efficient, integrated and coordinated. HMG supports the CDD mission: To improve the well-being of Vermont's children. We do this through partnerships with families, communities, schools, providers and state and federal agencies that increase access to high-quality, sustainable, child development services.

Vermont Department of Health

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) serves as Help Me Grow Vermont's organizing entity and provides a structural home that is essential for long-term system sustainability. VDH provides managerial and fiscal oversight and helps identify and coordinate partners into a leadership team that guides the Help Me Grow (HMG) system as it evolves.

Agency of Education

Vermont’s Agency of Education (AOE) partners with VDH to ensure the HMG system provides information and researched-based resources to families, educators and providers so that each and every child is ready to learn and succeed when they enter kindergarten.

Vermont Child Health Improvement Program

The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) partners with HMG to provide training and systems improvement education to support a multidisciplinary system that ensures all young children receive appropriate developmental screening and connection to services. Data collection and analysis are also provided by VCHIP.