Early childhood is the most important time of development in our lives.

Every family looks forward to seeing a child’s first smile, first words, and first steps.

Help Me Grow Inland Empire is here to help make sure your child's development stays on track. We do that by screening for developmental delays and helping families with food, housing, and other needs.

Identifying and supporting delays early can have a life-changing impact. Help Me Grow can help.

Every child develops at their own pace. Signs of healthy development are called “milestones.” Milestones are things like walking, talking, and playing with toys. Children reach milestones at different times. So, parents and caregivers may wonder if their child's development is typical.

Developmental delays are not uncommon. As many as 25% of children ages 0-5 are at risk for developmental, physical, or social delays.* Developmental screenings are simple tools that help show if a child has any delays. They are easy for a parent, caregiver, or doctor to complete.

Developmental screenings are very important. When delays are caught early, children can receive early intervention support. Getting support early sets children on track to be ready for kindergarten and beyond.

Early intervention happens before a
child reaches kindergarten.

70% of California children with developmental delays go undetected until kindergarten, much later than in other states. First 5 Riverside County and First 5 San Bernardino County are working with community partners to identify and support developmental delays early. As part of the national Help Me Grow network, they work together to support the healthy development of the nearly 400,000 children ages 0-5 living in the Inland Empire.

Help Me Grow Inland Empire is a community effort. Interested in being a part of developing a new approach to screening and supporting children's development?

Early Intervention Virtual Summit Recordings are now available!

Watch recordings and download slides from the fantastic speakers and panelists from the Help Me Grow Virtual Summit who shared insights on how racism and the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting child development, and hear an update on Help Me Grow Inland Empire.