As parents, we want our children to have the best. igrow connects families to tools and information needed to help children succeed in school and in life.

 

We’re here to help! 

Parenting is both exciting and stressful at the same time. The igrow Rockford program is here to support, educate and strenghten your family.

 

Are you interested?! Keep on scrolling for more information!

Events
Week of the Young Child Family Fun Fair
Sat, April 22, 2017

For expectant moms and families of children birth to 5 years old

One-on-one Home Visits

Child Activities and Parenting Tips


Developmental Screenings

Connections to Community Services

what is igrow

igrow is a free and voluntary evidence-based home visiting program that offers family-focused services to expectant parents and families with newborn babies and young children.

Through partnerships with enthusiastic and hard-working professionals, families can foster trusting and caring relationships. Home visitors can give the parent ideas about activities and interaction that you as a parent may want to try with your child.

Home visitors will work to connect you to services that meet your situation and needs such as parenting classes/support groups, health care services, child care and development services, and so much more. 

igrow helps educate parents, parents educate their children, and children get a great start on life.


how it works

igrow pairs families with one of our four collaborative home visiting agencies based on each family's needs and schedules. These agencies are: Easter Seals, City of Rockford Early Head Start, La Voz Latina and Rockford Public Schools Early Childhood Program. The home visitors emphasize practical parenting skills as well as family bonding before birth and as your child grows up.

Home visitors can:

    • Serve as the family’s main point of contact.
    • Answer questions about feeding and sleeping habits.
    • Provide parenting tips to match your child’s needs.
    • Help your child prepare for Kindergarten.
    • Show you activities to help your child develop and grow.
    • Connect you to community services.

If you have some questions about the program, please see our Home Visiting FAQ


contact me... i'm interested

Clients are referred to the Winnebago County Health Department Coordinated Intake and Referral. Information transmitted is handled confidentially and used solely for the purpose of determining continued interest and eligibility. Upon consent, clients will be required to sign appropriate statements of release and confidentiality prior to program entrance in accordance to applicable state and federal laws.

 

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partnering agencies

These are some of the services and activities offered by our home visiting partnering agencies.

Easterseals

    • Home Visits with a Family Support Worker and/or Doula (birth support partner)  
    • Discuss issues concerning a pregnant and/or a parenting mom; including labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant and child development.
    • Various activities including developmental screenings, art activities and belly casts (for our pregnant mothers).
    • Prenatal and parenting group services are available. Groups provide an opportunity for our moms to get peer support in a safe environment.
    • Can provide assistance for moms with continued education, employment and finding daycare for their child.

               

               

 

YWCA LaVoz Latina

    • Regular home visits and support groups to help answer any questions you may be having and help promote early learning for your child.
    • Bi-lingual prenatal and parenting classes to help parents with what to expect and how to promote the development of their new baby.
    • Discuss issues concerning a pregnant and/or a parenting mom; including labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and infant and child development.
    • Offers many other resources and services for the Hispanic/Latino community.

 

Rockford Public Schools District #205 Early Childhood Program

    • Support and information to families to help their child’s learning, development and success in school.
    • Regular home visits and parent/child interaction groups
    • Screening for developmental milestones, ideas and activities that stimulate a child's learning
    • Identify family goals and assistance with the transition to a preschool program at age 3.

                           

 

City of Rockford Early Head Start Program

    • Weekly home visits from an infant/toddler specialist, screening and assessments to ensure that development is on track.
    • Family support, community resources, medical, dental, mental health and nutrition support.
    • Support for infants/toddlers with disabilities
    • Pregnant women receive prenatal and postpartum support

 


contact

Winnebago County Health Department
Coordinated Intake & Referral

Address:
555 North Court St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Office Phone:
815-720-4333

Fax Number:
815-720-4302

E-mail:
igrow@wchd.org

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agency referrals

Please provide client information below. We will call you if we have any questions.

Clients are referred to the Winnebago County Health Department Coordinated Intake and Referral. Information transmitted is handled confidentially and used solely for the purpose of determining continued interest and eligibility. Upon consent, clients will be required to sign appropriate statements of release and confidentiality prior to program entrance in accordance to applicable state and federal laws.

 

client name

client address

client phone

client email

best time of day to contact client

referral agency/organization

contact name

phone

email



find events

Week of the Young Child Family Fun Fair
Heartland Community Church
Sat, April 22, 2017

10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Join us on April 22, 2017 at Heartland Community Church for the 5th annual Week of the Young Child Family Fun Fair! The Family Fun Fair is a free event that lasts from 10 am to 1:30 pm.

Heartland Community church is located at 1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108





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