Helping Kids Grow

A Good Idea


Helping Kids Grow is an innovative approach to assuring the health, development and school readiness of preschool children. From its inception the focus has been on supporting parents who are the caretakers, educators, nurturers, and the key to a child’s development. Helping Kids Grow is a community case management model that provides support from birth to age five for all families in the community with preschool children. It is supported by a core partnership between child health and education advocates who formed an Early Childhood Taskforce. Families are actively engaged shortly after the birth of their child and guided with timely reminders, age appropriate information, and periodic developmental screenings to ensure the proper growth and development. The products and services are called “One for the Money”, “Two for the Show”, “Three to Get Ready” and “Four to Go”. A multifaceted evaluation of the program has shown positive outcome measures.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is to improve the well-being of pre-school children.

Results / Accomplishments

Helping Kids Grow provides support from birth to age five for all 3,800 families in the community with preschool children.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Terry Brandenburg, Health Commissioner
West Allis Health Department
7120 W. National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8600
Health / Children's Health
Education / Student Performance K-12
West Allis Health Department
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Date of publication
West Allis, WI
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