Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families to health and state developmental resources so children (birth to age eight) can start school healthy and ready to succeed.

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Click here to read about Professional Development for First Class Pre-K or First Teacher Home Visiting...

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The Grant Application for the 2018-2019 is closed.

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DECE Twitter Feed

6 days ago
Today | Excited for our second day of learning, partnership building, and networking with early childhood professionals from across the country at the @ZEROTOTHREE Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Financing Policy Convening! #First5Alabama https://t.co/kn81S8wpNP
7 days ago
What we often label as “challenging behaviors” in the classroom are actually symptoms of untreated problems in early childhood. @AL_DECE @ALSmartStart @ALMentalHealth @first5alabama are dedicated to promoting healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical child development. https://t.co/2KGol4t3Po AL_DECE photo
7 days ago
Why does infant & early childhood mental health matter? Mental health problems in young children impede their social, emotional, and brain development. This negatively impacts a child’s capacity for learning and relating to others far beyond childhood. #First5Alabama
7 days ago
Today | Partners from @ALMentalHealth @ALSmartStart and Alabama Medicaid attend the @ZEROTOTHREE Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Financing Policy Convening to develop policy and practice that supports all Alabama children, birth to five. #First5Alabama
3 weeks ago
Quality early childhood education is a policy that we know works, and one that Alabama knows how to do well. Thank you to all our teachers who make First Class Pre-K the absolute best in the nation! #PreK4AL #StateofPreschool https://t.co/WbAnO01Q9k
3 weeks ago
Today | Listening to Mary Harrill, Senior Director, Higher Education Accreditation and Program Support, @NAEYC on the development of a consensus framework for the ECE profession at the Alabama Early Educator Workforce Summit. @ALSRA #PreK4AL @AlaVoices https://t.co/eor7SWLjvD AL_DECE photo