Child Health Programs

Growing Up Healthy

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Growing Up Healthy provides assessment, technical assistance, consultation and training to childcare facilities to help improve health outcomes for children in care. Various best practice models such as Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), and Be Active Kids are utilized. In addition, the program offers community outreach and consultation on enhancing outdoor learning environments, supports Farm to Early Care and Education through the establishment of gardens and promotes using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to support early learning.

Contact: Maria Hitt 919-967-9091 ext. 217  mhitt@orangesmartstart.org

Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD)

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

The ABCD will provide training and technical assistance to Orange County primary care medical practices to facilitate the identification of children ages 0-5 who may benefit from early intervention services. Technical assistance will be provided to physicians and their staff to support the use of standardized, validated developmental screening tools and referral of children found to be at-risk for developmental delay or disability, including autism. Services will be provided by a child health or development specialist with experience in group training and the ABCD model.

Contact: Alexandra Morris 919-593-4655

KidScope Hispanic Outreach Program

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

The KidSCope Hispanic Outreach program will provide culturally appropriate evidence-based mental health therapy to Spanish speaking children ages birth to five and their families in Orange County, NC. This project will be staffed by a Licensed Mental Health Provider who is familiar with tools and strategies appropriately suited to support the social/emotional health of Hispanic children and families. Services will be conducted in the homes of families, or KidSCope office. Therapist will provide assessments, case management, and appropriate referral to community resources to address individual needs.

Contact: Linda Foxworth 919-644-6590