Draft - Wee Grow

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Your Partners in Your Child's Growth

Is your child between 2 months and 5.5 years old? Do you have questions or concerns about your child's development? We can help through our Wee Grow program.

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Basic Info

 

What is Wee Grow?

The Wee Grow Developmental Screening program is a free program for children 2 months to 5.5 years of age through the San José Public Library. Wee Grow provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to complete a developmental screening called the Ages & Stages Questionnaire®. If a parent has questions about their child’s development, or the screening identifies a child who needs a little encouragement, trained navigators connect families to services that can help. If the family needs help in any area outside of education, the navigators can connect them to other services.

What is a developmental screening?

Developmental screening empowers parents and caregivers in their child’s early education by helping them understand how their child is growing and learning. By playing games and answering questions, parents and caregivers can get a quick check on a child’s milestones such as smiling, waving, walking and talking. Developmental screening can also help parents and caregivers know what milestones are appropriate for their child.

Benefits for Parents & Caregivers in Wee Grow

  • Receive a FREE Book upon completion.
  • Discover their child’s strengths.
  • Learn about developmentally appropriate milestones.
  • Identify areas of development that may need encouragement and/or support.
  • Are connected to appropriate resources and community supports.
  • Are able to monitor their child’s development over time.

What are the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®?

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires® are tools which help parents and caregivers identify a child’s strengths and any areas that need encouragement and supports. They are completed every 3-6 months until the child turns 5.5 years old. The questionnaires screen a child’s ability to:

  • Communicate
  • Move
  • Think
  • Help themselves
  • Interact with others
  • Regulate emotions
  • Adapt to their environment

 

How to Participate in Wee Grow

 

In-Person

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Virtually

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Wee Grow Locations

 

Wee Grow is currently offered in-person at the following Library branches. We have plans to expand to more locations in the future.

 

Wee Grow Contact Form

Complete this form, and our San José Public Library staff will contact you about the Wee Grow program.

Ages & Stages

Each child has a unique set of needs, depending upon their age, learning style and personality. The first 5 years are especially crucial for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development.