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Yearly Archive: 2021

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Help Me Grow- The Time is Now

 Help Me Grow affiliate states and local systems such as First 5 Fox Valley, have worked tirelessly to design and fortify an early childhood infrastructure that universally ensures developmental promotion, early identification of concern or need, referral, and linkage for each and every young child.  “The challenge and opportunity for our nation going forward is to give top priority – in policy and public investments – to child well-being through child health care transformation, adequate funding for a public health […]

Regional Child Care Alliance Advocacy Newsletter

Wisconsin Governor releases 2021-2023 budget proposal with investments in early care and education. Read Here

First 5 Fox Valley awarded PDG- Community Innovation Grant

First 5 Fox Valley was awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) a $100,000 PDG Community Innovation Grant to support and expand the Help Me Grow Centralized Access Point and expand the developmental screening project by hiring a Family Outreach Navigator.

First 5 Fox Valley Announces Leadership Appointments

First 5 Fox Valley announces Barb Tengesdal, Ph.D. as the new Executive Director and seats the Board of Directors.  Tengesdal is tasked with leading the organization’s work launching Help Me Grow-Fox Valley and advancing strategies, goals and initiatives of the First 5 Fox Valley early childhood coalition in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties. Read Press Release