Healthy Development

Healthy Development programming supports parents and caregivers in obtaining the knowledge and skills to support their child’s health, development, and early learning. The Healthy Development millage-funded programs include:

  • Arbor Circle – The expansion of Arbor Circle's Infant Toddler Developmental Services (ITDS). Home-based support and clinical interventions to families with children ages 0-5 where the infant's characteristics or the parent's condition/circumstances threaten the parent-infant attachment and healthy development. 

  • Arbor Circle – Launch of KEEP, a program that utilizes the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) model by teaming mental health professionals with early care and education staff and families to promote positive social/emotional development of children in care.

  • Cherry Health – Maternal Infant Health Program for pregnant women and mothers with Infants (MIHP). 

  • Family Futures– Building the Connections program: Parent Coaching Combined with Developmental Screening.
     
  • Family Promise – Family Engagement and Stabilization Program for homeless families.

  • Ready for School– Reach Out and Read gives young children in Kent County a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
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