Healthy and Fair Start

Any Baby Can provides parents with in-home coaching and support, as well as group events to create a safe, stable and nurturing home for children to thrive.

Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Development

The first few years of a child’s life are important years that shape their future.  Any Baby Can empowers parents in their child’s growth and progress, promoting optimal early development.

Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Development

The first few years of a child’s life are important years that shape their future.  Any Baby Can empowers parents in their child’s growth and progress, promoting optimal early development.

Engaging Parents in Their Child’s Development

The first few years of a child’s life are important years that shape their future.  Any Baby Can empowers parents in their child’s growth and progress, promoting optimal early development.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Many milestones happen during a child’s first five years of life: first tooth, first steps, first words, first day of school. Every age brings about new opportunities as well as unique challenges.

Any Baby Can’s Healthy and Fair Start (HFS) program partners with parents to help their kids learn, grow and reach their full potential. We recognize that a parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. Our team facilitates interactions between the parent and child, promoting optimal early development, learning, health and safety of the child.

HFS uses a nationally-recognized model called Parents as Teachers, which focuses on creating stable and safe family environments, addressing developmental delays, increasing school readiness, and encouraging parental involvement in their school and community.

In addition to HFS, Any Baby Can also works with People’s Community Clinic on a program called Tandem that offers the same curriculum specifically for teen parents served by the Clinic.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Travis County or Williamson County resident
  • Child is prenatal to school age (under age 5)

Services

  • In-home and phone visits by a Certified Parent Educator once or twice each month
  • Parent-child activities focused on age-specific milestones that prepare kids for school and promote bonding and attachment
  • Child screenings for early detection of development delays and health issues
  • Case management
  • Monthly group events that build community, encourage shared exploration, and introduce parents to local friends and resources

Benefits

  • Time to talk about and address parenting topics or challenges
  • Access to resources in the community
  • Build a better relationship with your kids
  • Get your child ready for school
  • English- and Spanish-speaking Parent Educators are available
  • Services are entirely free
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WHAT IS A VISIT LIKE?

Our Parent Educators visit families in their homes once or twice each month. Visits have three core components designed to empower the parents in their child’s development.

The goals of these activities are to promote child development, strengthen the parent-child relationship, and clarify developmental expectations. Through each activity, the parent learns something new about their child’s cues and temperament, and reasons for their child’s behavior. We help parents see the world through the child’s eyes, which builds a nurturing relationship.

This is an opportunity for the parents to share their daily triumphs and challenges on practical parenting issues such as nutrition, safety, routines, sleep and discipline. The Parent Educator serves as a sounding board, providing tools and information to help parents make good, safe choices for the child.

Sometimes the issues parents face aren’t quite as tangible as helping our kids eat and sleep. Parents have an opportunity to talk with their Parent Educator about how to cope with stress, connect with others, improve the health of the entire family, budget for the future, and so much more. We work alongside parents to meet their goals, whether they are the child’s goals, family goals, or parents’ career and education goals.

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STORIES FROM OUR CLIENTS

Any Baby Can clients share their experience with our family health programs.

“All parents want the best for their child. We get inspired by our families’ willingness to open their door and welcome us in on their journey.”

Valerie Lopez-Stern

Any Baby Can’s Parents as Teachers Supervisor

"I've had great experiences with all the years I have been with Any Baby Can. I love the Healthy and Fair Start Program and have recommended it to all my parent friends."

Healthy and Fair Start client

(2018)

"No creo que hubiera podido hacerlo sin la ayuda de Any Baby Can, desde mi embarazo hasta ahora he aprendido bastante acerca de mi nino y de mi misma a poder enfrentar problemas diarios."

Cliente de Healthy and Fair Start

(2019)

“Thanks for helping my family get through tough times and working with us to establish and pursue our individual goals.”

Healthy and Fair Start client

(2018)

“Our educator has been great at giving me new ideas and answering any questions I have. My son loves it when she comes to visit and it’s nice having someone supportive and educated to talk to.”

Healthy and Fair Start client

(2018)

“Saber más para ayudarme a como ser mejor mamá  y ayudar a mi hijo en las necesidades que carece y yo le pueda mejorar.”

Cliente de Healthy and Fair Start

(2018)

“En el transcurso de las visitas que he tenido hasta el momento, todo esta excelente tanto las actividades que se realizan con mi hija asi como toda la informacion que me dan.”

Cliente de Healthy and Fair Start

(2019)

ANY BABY CAN IS A BLUE-RIBBON AFFILIATE OF PARENTS AS TEACHERS

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