Help Me Grow is Dedicated to Seeing Ottawa County Families Thrive
I’m reading a book right now about a man who is suddenly caring for a 2 year old orphan. He knows zero about children so he googles every question he has, like “what does a 25 month old eat?” I find it amusing that he is raising a kid through google. But he’s also only on day 3 with her, so I’m waiting for him hit a snag.
Because you can’t raise a kid just by googling.
Thankfully West Michigan is flush with family resources, including free ones like Help Me Grow Ottawa.
Help Me Grow knows that parents and caregivers want to make the best choices for their children.
From pregnancy to preschool, HMG-Ottawa can help you get answers about your child’s growth and connect you to free or low-cost programs to give your child a great start.
Have pregnancy questions? Help Me Grow has answers! Their friendly and highly trained staff can help prepare you for your child’s arrival without leaving the comfort of your own home.
They will answer your questions, give you some tips for caring for your new little one and can connect you to a wide range of local programs for expecting mothers including free playgroups, library events and other parenting supports.
Supporting Baby’s Development
Once your baby arrives, you’ll want to make sure they’re on the right track developmentally.
HMG-Ottawa can help with that too. The online Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is easy and fun to take! Simply answer questions about your child and HMG will take care of the rest. In a day or two, they will send feedback to help celebrate your child’s developmental milestones, give some fun ideas to continue to support their development and even provide resources and contacts to help address any specific concerns.
Affordable Child Care and Preschool Options
When it’s time to go back to work or to school, Help Me Grow-Ottawa can connect you with high-quality, licensed childcare providers and free and low-cost preschool.
Ottawa has a wide variety of childcare and preschool options that can meet the needs of all families including tuition, low-cost, and free; full day, half-day and wrap-around care. A family of four making $61,500 might qualify for free or reduced cost preschool!