Early Childhood | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Early Childhood Initiatives

Help Me Grow North Texas

Provides a free family support line that connects parents to a variety of child development services and other community-based resources.

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Help Me Grow Teachable

Coming soon in 2022.

Start Smart Texas

Supplies quality child development information via a free text service to help parents become confident first teachers for their child.

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Once Upon a Month

Delivers age-appropriate children’s books to families each month to stimulate curiosity, language development and learning skills.

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Vooks

A partnership with Atmos Energy that provides access to free, one-year subscriptions to Vooks animated storybooks.

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Texas Home Visiting

A free program that matches parents with a trained home visitor who offers support and teaches parents how to prepare…

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H.O.P.E.S.

A free program that gives local parents instruction, resources & skills to create home environments in which young children can…

Child Care Assistance

A child care subsidy program that provides financial assistance to offset the cost of child care so parents can work…

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Kiddapolis

A bilingual app that lets parents use screen time as deep learning time, through interactive, caregiver-led early learning opportunities.

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Kera TV – Growing Healthy Families

A program developed to help families make good nutrition and physical activity choices, featuring eight self-paced chapters and fun activities.

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Early Childhood Newsletters

TEA Recess 2021 Newsletters
KERA Kids

KERA’s e-newsletter on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, featuring videos, games, resources for kids and more

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Read Play Talk

Mesquite ISD’s research-based, community-supported initiative to champion early childhood literacy among its students

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