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 infrastructure to promote community well-being, and economic supports for families to provide safe and stable environments for our children”.

It unfortunately appears to have taken the immense strain placed on our country from a coincident public health crisis, rampant racial injustice and racially motivated violence, and an imperiled economic system to have finally applied enough pressure to result in a fundamental shift in the way the United States acknowledges early childhood and the systems in place to support families.