HELP ME GROW | 313-410-4588

Are your children on track with their learning and development? Help Me Grow-MI offers a free screening with questions to help you know how they are doing. This parent friendly tool, called the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) helps you identify where they might have some challenges or need some extra practice. Help Me Grow provides parents with an individual response for each screening which includes scores, activities to keep children learning, and intervention referrals when extra help might be beneficial. Screenings are for children 1 months - 5 ½ years. Complete your free screening online at or by phone 313-410-4588.

EARLY ON | RESA Referral Hotline: 734-334-1393 | 1-800-EARLYON

If you have concerns about your child’s development, “Don’t worry, but don’t wait”. Call 800-EarlyOn or visit Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, newborn to age three, with developmental delays and/or disabilities.

BUILD UP MI | RESA Referral Hotline: 734-334-1393

Do you have a 3, 4, or 5-year-old who is struggling to learn? Special education services may be available through your local school district. Build Up helps parents and their children, ages 3 through 5, get additional educational support as they begin and continue to learn the skills needed to enter kindergarten.


844-321-GROW or 313-410-4588 (Wayne County) | 313-961-BABY (Detroit)

Specialists will assess the needs of parents and families with young children and provide referrals to local family supports to answer questions about how to stay healthy during pregnancy and how to be the best parent you can be through every stage of your baby’s development. Specialists will also provide available referrals for supportive services such as employment and training, housing resources, healthcare enrollment (Medicaid, MIChild and Affordable Care Act), food assistance, utility payment assistance, clothing and household items, etc.


We are lucky in Wayne County to have a wide variety of Community Mental Health options available to children and families. The organizations below can provide things like family therapy, individual therapy, and parent guidance sessions with options both in-office or in-home. Some also provide case management which helps families get linked to basic needs like food and shelter. Some can also connect families to services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and physicians. Many also offer something called Infant Mental Health or parent partner programs that can assist families who want support for their tiny little ones pre-natal to 3 yrs and sometimes pre-natal to 6 yrs of age. Think transition to parenting, struggle with baby sleeping, postpartum depression for mom AND dad, struggles with toddler behavior, struggles after family changes, or even just support for parents who want to prevent challenges for their families. One important note: Many of these programs require Medicaid insurance, but some do have private insurance options. For more information about Private Insurance or Private Pay options, call the Help Me Grow Hotline at 313-410-4588, we are happy to talk you through it.


Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s tiered quality rating and improvement system that makes it easy for parents to find and choose high quality child care programs. Great Start to Quality also guides providers in improving the care and education they offer to children.

EARLY HEAD START | (Detroit only)

Federally funded community-based comprehensive early childhood program for low income families with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age three.


Federally funded preschool program targeting low income children 3-5 years old and providing a variety of comprehensive services to families including health, nutrition, social services, mandated special education services and parent engagement.



Michigan’s state funded preschool program for eligible 4 year old children. Families must meet income criteria established annually by the legislature. Family income and risk factors determine eligibility.