137D S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
WYANDOT COUNTY HELP ME GROW SERVICES
Helping children and families wherever they choose to live, play, and spend their day.
Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Every family served in EI will have a local EI team that consists of a service coordinator, service providers, and your family. Your team works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). You and your team will work through your IFSP plan to use your existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance your child’s learning and development.
Parents and Caregivers
Your are your child’s best authority. Parents are the primary source of nurturing and helping your child grow and learn during the first three years of life. No one knows your child better than you. Take control today and invest in your child’s future.
Help Me Grow collaborates with early childhood professionals from a variety of backgrounds. These professionals link families and children in a cohesive network to meet children’s unique needs.:
- Provide information to new parents about child development;
- Provide information and link parents to available programs and resources;
- Provide early identification of children with developmental delays,
- Provide guidance and available therapeutic interventions;
- Provide screening for children’s nutrition, hearing, vision and overall development;
- Provide literacy training for all parents while supporting them as full partners in their child’s first three years of life.
- Provide Parents As Teachers activities during regularly scheduled home visits.
Any first time parent who contacts Help Me Grow will receive an assessment to determine if they are eligible for the program. During this assessment, the Help Me Grow Staff will conduct a developmental screening on the child. Eligible families will also complete family assessments, service coordination and transition planning for preschool. Any parent with concerns about their child’s development should contact Help Me Grow. All Help Me Grow services are provided at no cost to the family.
The Wyandot County Central Intake and Referral site is housed in the HMG office at 137D S. Sandusky Avenue in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Staff Qualification and credentialing
The Wyandot County Family and Children First Council assures that appropriate and qualified staff carries out HMG responsibilities.
HMG helps to support Ohio’s school readiness goal through strengthening positive family environment of infants and young children.